Spring Cleaning / The Bathroom

Complete Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Clean the tub and shower

Spray with cleaner and scrub the walls and the basin in a circular motion from top to bottom. Spray the entire area with plain water to rinse off the cleaner, and wipe it down again with a damp cloth.

Shine the mirror

Spritz a cloth with glass cleaner or dip it in dishwashing liquid and water.

Scrub the sink

Wipe the sink and the vanity top with a damp cloth and dishwashing liquid or cleaner. Rinse completely and go over the area a second time. Scrub the drain with a toothbrush and scrape buildup from the joints between the sink and the counter with the edge of an old credit card.

Disinfect the toilet

Scrub both the inside and the outside. Or toss two antacid tablets into the bowl, let them dissolve for 20 minutes, then brush stains away with a toilet brush.

Mop the floor

Using a sponge and cleaner diluted in water, and starting from the farthest corner of the room, work toward the door, going left to right. Dip the mop into the bucket of cleaner, wring it out, and push it over a manageable section of the floor. Then dip the mop into a pail of clean water, wring it out, and mop the section again.

Clean the wastebasket

Spray both the inside and the outside of the wastebasket with all-purpose cleaner, and wipe it down with a cloth.

Wipe down the shower rods and rings

Use a cloth dampened with water and dishwashing liquid. Dust can build up, preventing the rings from moving smoothly.

Do the medicine cabinet

Empty the contents, placing them in the sink, then mist the walls and the shelves with cleaner and wipe with a cloth. Scrub any dirty areas with a toothbrush.

Clean the cabinets

Lightly dampen a cloth with water and cleaner, and work in the direction of the grain, from top to bottom. Rinse and repeat. Polish the knobs.


Wipe the faucet and fixtures

Use a cloth spritzed with cleaner. Buff with a clean cloth.

Unclog the air vents

Dust or vacuum with a brush attachment.

Phoenix 21 Cleaning Service of Philadelphia


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