Bathroom tips for spotless cleaning are everywhere and can be overwhelming. But we’ve compiled the best housekeeping how-to’s and techniques that are proven from our 30-plus years as the premier cleaning service so you don’t have to guess. Whether it’s toilet cleaning or scrubbing floors, read on for how to clean like a pro. And if getting on your hands and knees with a toothbrush isn’t your thing – don’t worry. Ask us about our bathroom cleaning services and get that fresh, sparkle and shine you’ve been dreaming of.

To start, grab the following cleaning supplies:

  • Disinfectant cleaner
  • Nylon brush
  • Small, soft-bristled brush such as a toothbrush
  • microfiber cloth
  • Small sponge paintbrush
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Vinegar
  • Squeegee for washing windows
  • Latex or rubber gloves to protect hands

DISINFECT TOOTHBRUSH HOLDER – This is usually as easy as running it through the dishwasher. (While you’re at it, your dentist called and wants us to remind you to replace your toothbrush.)

CLEAN AND DISINFECT GARBAGE CAN – Spray the inside of the can with a disinfectant cleaner that kills bacteria and neutralizes odors. Let sit according to the directions on the bottle, then scrub the can with a nylon brush. Wipe down the outside with a nylon scrubber dipped in hot water and heavy-duty cleaning solution. Rinse and let air dry. If possible, let it dry in the sun, as the heat helps get rid of mold

WASH OR REPLACE SHOWER CURTAIN AND LINERS – Unless they’re plastic or the directions on the tag say otherwise, both the shower curtain and the liner can be run through the wash. Soak plastic ones in a solution of water and vinegar, or replace them. Most of your time will be spent taking it down and putting it back up again.

CLEAN DRAWERS, CUPBOARDS AND THE MEDICINE CABINET – Remove every item and wipe down, inside and out, with warm, soapy water. Also, remove outdated, expired or unused medication and dispose of them properly.

WINDOW CLEANING – Remove the screen and rinse it. Use a squeegee to clean the window glass. Wash the sills, tracks and casing, using an old toothbrush or compressed air for hard-to-reach places. Vacuum blinds and shades or wipe with a damp microfiber cloth. Metal and vinyl blinds can be washed in a bathtub of warm, soapy water and a cup of white vinegar (be sure to fully tighten blinds before removing them from their brackets), then rinse and dry flat on a towel. Vacuum or launder curtains, drapes and valances.

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