Quick and Easy Bathroom Cleaning Tips {The Household Organization Diet}

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! If you are participating in The Household Organization Diet, today is the day that we move onto the bathrooms! 
Here are the tasks that I have created for February. Depending on how many bathrooms you have, you may also have some more time this month to go back and complete any tasks that you were not able to finish in the kitchen or to start to tackle some items on your project list.

You can download the list here {or create your own from the blank list here} and add them to your cleaning binder. 
Since we have four bathrooms to work on, I plan on doing one bathroom per week. Each week I will post one of my bathrooms as well as other posts relating to bathroom storage and organization ideas and other bathroom cleaning tips.  AND, I have a fabulous giveaway for you to help with all of your cleaning! :)
Okay, so to start you off for this month, I have come up with a few general bathroom cleaning tips that I use to try and make my bathroom cleaning time more effecient.  I have a house full of boys so bathroom cleaning seems to be a never ending job.  
  • I only deep clean my bathrooms from top to bottom once each month.  This generally takes me about 30 minutes per bathroom {a little more or a little less depending on the size}  Otherwise, my cleaning is done on a daily “as needed” basis.   
  • If your bathrooms are spread out on multiple levels throughout the house I would recommend at least keeping a basic cleaning supply in EACH bathroom.  My basic cleaning list includes the Norwex Sanira Toilet Cleaning System {I love this because the toilet cleaner is already built into the brush}, a Norwex window cloth {this cleans the windows, mirrors and polishes up all of the fixtures}, a Norwex microfiber cloth, two spray bottles {one with water and one with water and vinegar}, and  a scotch brite scrubber {that I fill with water or water/vinegar to clean the bath and shower}.
  • Have a spot to hang your cleaning cloths.  I either keep these in the linen closet or on the inside of the cabinet doors.  I use the Command Strip hooks to hang mine.  The window cloth usually only needs to be washed weekly.  I re-use the microfiber cloth if I am just washing down the coutertops or showers but place it in the laundry if I have been cleaning floors or the toilets {you can read about the anitbacterial silver agent in the Norwex Enviro cloths here}.
  • Clean as you go.  Get in the habit of washing off the counter tops after you use them just as you do in the kitchen.   Since the cloths are hanging right there this should be easy to do and it only takes about 20 seconds.
  • Clean the showers and bathtubs as soon as you are done.  Grime will be much easier to remove due to the hear and, if done on a regular basis, should hardly take any time at all.  I use a scotchbrite brush filled with water and vinegar to give everything a quick clean {depending on what type of tiles you have this may be too abrasive so you could also just spritz with a water/vinegar and wipe down with a microfiber cloth}
  • Do quick two minute “power cleans” as needed. Give the toilet a scrub, wash down the mirrors or windows, or spot clean the floor in the corners or other dirty areas.  Each time you go to the bathroom do a quick check to see if anything needs to be done.   If you have kids, another great time to do this is when they are brushing their teeth.  You can supervise the teeth brushing and get things cleaned all at one time!
  • I use vinegar for a lot of my bathroom cleaning and it works great.  It is an acidic cleaner, however, so DO NOT use it on marble. 
My bathrooms are never completely spic and span but, for the most part, they do stay relatively clean and tidy.  Remember that this is all about developing new habits, so pick one or two things to work on and see how it goes.   So what about you?  Any great bathroom cleaning and organization ideas that we should know about?  As always, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments below.

 This post is part of my Household Organization Diet series.  You can join in anytime – just start with these two posts here and here.  If you are looking for past projects, you can find them all on my Pinterest board}.

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  1. says

    I feel quite smug on this topic, we have no cupboards in our bathrooms , mine has an over junked shelf . What my bathrooms do need is a darn good deep clean .
    There are no curtains either so just need to get down on hands and knees and clean might wait until the 12th , of never only joking its on the list

  2. says

    I don’t have a cabinet in either of our bathrooms either as of right now. Thankfully my bathroom isn’t that messy and I do basically everything you listed once a week anyway. I do need a shelf or some kind to organize the clutter on my sink.. so I’ll just work on decorating it instead:)

  3. says

    I love your colors! We just moved into our new home and my bathrooms need some color; I love the subtle gray and pop of white! Simple and beautiful Jenn! Thanks for sharing this last week at Saturday Show & Tell! :)
    Mackenzie :)

  4. says

    Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill. You are being featured this evening!
    I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, and join me tomorrow night for Make the Scene Monday #62!

  5. says

    Wonderful tips! I love using a bathroom basket for each family member. So, we get to secure our bathroom things like soap, shampoo, scrub… Also, I like placing some scented candles in the bathroom in case some of us would love to enjoy a luxurious bath in the tub as I often do at my Midtown on Main.

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