The idea comes from the old-school cleaning method called the FlyLady cleaning method.
Created in 1999, the FlyLady method involves creating a system for cleaning and decluttering your home in a manageable and stress-free way.
How to clean a bathroom easily?
The FlyLady is a big fan of "swishing and swiping" the bathroom, including your toilet, every day. In fact, she makes it part of her daily routine.
The FlyLady morning routine is broken down into four parts, and below is the first step taken from her website:
- "Make your bed as soon as you get out of it (unless someone is still in it!)
- Go into the bathroom, shower, and clean it while you're there
- Fix your hair and face and wipe over the sink
- Swish the toilet and leave the room
- Leave your bedroom with a load of laundry in hand and go straight to the washer."
There's also weekly and monthly cleaning tasks involving the bathroom, but swishing and flicking your bathroom daily will make deep cleaning much easier when the time comes.
Other things people with clean bathrooms do
Wipe down mirrors regularly
People with clean bathrooms wipe down their mirrors regularly. The more you do it, the easier this cleaning task will be. If done weekly, it should take 2 minutes between brushing your teeth and putting your make-up on. Try this recipe for a DIY mirror cleaner.
Keep cleaning supplies in the bathroom
You'll need your cleaning supplies within reach for any of the above to work. Have a designated area (that children can't reach) for your cleaning supplies, so you can get it over and done without getting distracted or forgetting altogether. A microfibre cloth, a tin of Bon Ami and some cleaning spray will do.
Squeegee the walls
We've talked about this a lot. But getting into the habit of wiping your shower walls and glass with a squeegee daily can help keep the soap scum at bay for a little longer.
As we know, The FlyLady is a big fan of "swishing and swiping" the bathroom and toilet. For a low-maintenance toilet cleaning option, toilet cleaner tablets don't require any effort.
Turn the ventilation on after showering
It's no secret that mould thrives in the bathroom thanks to all the delicious moisture. Running the exhaust while you are showering does help, it isn't enough – the key is leaving it on after you've finished.
The time you need to leave the exhaust on for will vary, depending on who you ask. But around 15-20 minutes should be enough to eliminate extra moisture in your bathroom.
Don't think about it; do it. It's so easy to let empty bottles and containers build up in the bathroom. Once they are empty, remove them from the bathroom.
If you hate the idea of your empty plastic bottles ending up in a landfill, we have a solution. It's called BRAD - a recycling program for hard-to-recycle items, like toothpaste tubes, face soap dispensers, plastic razors and blades, plus lots more!