How to Get Your Bathroom Spotless in 10 Minutes (No, Really)

How to Get Your Bathroom Spotless in 10 Minutes (No, Really)

Getting your bathroom to shine is a cinch with these simple tricks.


By: Nicole Fabian-Weber

I don't know too many people who would put cleaning high on their list of things they enjoy -- especially moms, who have very little time, and especially when it's the bathroom that needs to be cleaned. But, there's something so satisfying about having a bathroom that's shiny, tidy, and mildew free. Again, though, in order to have a bathroom like that, you have to, you know, clean it, which isn't very fun.

Want a super clean bathroom, but don't want to make an afternoon out of it? Here, five steps to getting a spotless bathroom in 10 minutes. No, really.

1. Tackle the toilet. The first thing I do when taking on my bathroom is squirt toilet bowl cleaner into the bowl (don't forget to flush the toilet first!). This way, the cleaner has a chance to work its magic while I'm getting to work on the rest of the room. Multitasking, people. Having a clean toilet is crucial to having a clean bathroom. Imagine walking into a sparkling bathroom only to see an icky, nasty toilet. No.

2. Get your tub and shower shiny. While the toilet bowl cleaner is penetrating, spray your shower and shower doors (or plastic shower curtain if you have one) with an all-purpose cleaner (or a mildew stain remover or more heavy duty cleaner, if it's a bigger job). Open a window and turn the shower on hot for a minute or so, letting the steam activate the product. When you turn off the shower, start scrubbing. The grime will come off easier now that it's been moistened. (Now's probably a good time to take a brush to your toilet, too, since the cleaner has had time to sit.)

3. Banish toothpaste splatters, soap drippings, etc. Your electric toothbrush is great at keeping your teeth clean, but your bathroom? Not so much. Spray a paper towel or rag with your all-purpose cleaner and swipe over your mirror and sink and countertop. Next, move on to the dust that always collects on the basin of the toilet. (Note: Using a baby wipe will cut down on time even more.)

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4. Hit the ground. Pick up your bath mat and do a quick swipe on the floor -- mainly the corners, where dirt and dust settles the most. If you have an extra mat, put that one out. If not, a simple shake (or vacuum, if you have time) should do the trick.

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5. Don't forget the details. Once your bathroom is nice and shiny, don't forget to change out your hand towels and take out the trash. (And, hey, if you're feeling fancy, light a candle!) You can now relax and not worry that you're going to get an unexpected visitor. And, look at that -- it took you no time at all!

What bathroom cleaning shortcuts do you have?


Nicole Fabian-Weber is the mama to a sweet toddler girl and an equally sweet baby boy. She lives outside of NYC and writes for The Stir and numerous other online publications.

Image ©iStock.com/DanielKrylov


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Lakent

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I am a blind person. I try to fill out these things for samples and coupons, but my eye tires from the length. I hope I filled this one out right. Thank you for your time Lisa

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Great tips!

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Dawn work like magic and is a strong cleaner. lotion your hands then insert them into gloves first.

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IHeat water in a coffee mug in the microwave, the steam loosens all the stuck on grime

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I love to cook

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