Housekeepers Reveal The Best Bathroom Cleaning Tips You’re Probably Not Doing

It’s no secret that bathrooms are one of the most dreaded rooms to clean. In fact, around 63% of Americans would rather clean any other room in the house. But, next to the kitchen, they’re one of the most important rooms to disinfect. Luckily, there a number of professional bathroom cleaning tips that can help you stay on top of your bathroom cleaning needs without having to do a deep dive every week.

Discover the best bathroom cleaning tips according to professional housekeepers, ahead.

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Nylon netting over the drain

Hair clogs are one of the peskiest bathroom realities. However, there’s a way around them that doesn’t involve dumping half a gallon of Drano down your pipes every month. To prevent hair clogs, professional housekeepers from Molly Maid suggest putting nylon netting over the drain. Doing so can reduce clogs and make removal easier. You can also purchase special shower drain covers that can catch the hair in a similar manner.

Vacuum everyday

Another must-try bathroom cleaning tip to try? Keep a small vacuum nearby — even a hand-held Dust Buster will work — and use it to remove hair and other dirt and debris on the floor surface. Vacuuming every day can not only keep the bathroom floor clean, it can help make weekly and monthly cleaning easier, too.

Squeegee after every shower

This might not be new to you, but it’s worth mentioning. If you have glass shower doors, keep a squeegee in the shower and use it to wipe down watermarks and steam after every shower. Doing so helps prevent noticeable watermarks and makes deep-cleaning less tedious.

Mop the floor once a week

Given its purpose, bathroom floors should be mopped more than other areas of the house. According to Molly Maids, this should be on your cleaning to-do list every week as it can help get rid of dirt and debris as well as germs and other types of buildup.

Organize cabinets once a month

Don’t wait until spring to clean out your cabinets. Instead, make a point to organize medicine cabinets and other storage areas once a month. With regular organization, you’ll experience less clutter and have a better idea of what products and items you need to restock, too.

Wash your shower curtain

Hanging up shower curtains can be a pain, so we totally get why you wouldn’t want to take them down every month. That said, they can collect a lot of gross debris, including mold. Once a month, put your plastic shower liner through the wash for a good-as-new (and germ-free) curtain.

Deep-clean the shower head with vinegar

While you don’t have to do this every week — or even every month — deep cleaning your shower head with vinegar can not only restore the faucet’s shine, it can help unclog the mechanism by loosening minerals, too. To deep-clean your shower head, simply remove it and let it soak in hot water and vinegar.

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