Cleaning the bathroom. Special Tips you need to Know

No more excuses; start cleaning the bathroom and organising the space today.

While the bathroom is often the smallest room in the house, it can be one of the most complicated to clean. Drawers that are too small to organise well, tight and difficult-to-reach spaces, and unsightly calcium stains are just a few of the things that can leave you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning the bathroom. Follow these basic cleaning tips to get your started.

1. Cleaning Products

A good cleaning product is key to maintaining a clean bathroom space. Bleach and anti-calcium sprays are potent and get the job done, though natural cleaning remedies are increasingly popular, and are easy to make yourself. White vinegar is a tried-and-tested ingredient for deep cleaning used in many natural cleaning products. It can be combined with other ingredients, such as baking soda, for a germ-free bathroom free of toxic components. Other natural ingredients to consider include lemon and essential oils. There is a reason why half of all bathroom cleaning products have that fresh lemony scent: not only does lemon have a reinvigorating quality, it’s also a proven effective cleaning agent. Similarly, lavender, pine and eucalyptus essential oils are excellent surface cleaners. Add a few drops to your homemade cleaning products and enjoy a nice smell and shiny surfaces.


(Pictured: Roca Rimless® toilet)

Cleaning the bathroom

2. Bathroom storage 

A tidy and organised bathroom will help make cleaning a breeze. Start with going through your bathroom drawers at least once a year and get rid of expired and old products. Once you have cleared away the clutter, it’s time to reorganise the items. Use large bathroom units to store extra towels, toilet paper and other related items.

(Pictured: Tenet furniture, Cala faucet, Eidos mirror cabinet)

Mirror cabinet for bathroom storage

For smaller items used for your daily bathroom routine, such as make-up brushes, cotton swabs, or razors, use drawer organisers and allocate a space to each specific item. Mirrored cabinets are another ideal way to hide products and keep the surface clear, so it is easier to keep clean.


(Pictured: Tenet furniture, Cala faucet, Eidos mirror cabinet)

Mirror cabinet for bathroom storage

3. Toilet hygiene

A clean toilet is fundamental to a spotless bathroom space. First, make sure the toilet brush is easily accessible and kept clean. Consider replacing it every year or two and spray it with disinfectant regularly to avoid the build-up of germs. Clean the interior bowl with the brush, and flush. Next, clean the rim and seat followed by the handle and top area of the toilet. With wall-hung toilets, you don’t have to worry about cleaning the water tank and it’s easy to clean the surface below.


(Pictured: wall-mounted toilet brush holder)


Black standing toilet brush holder

4. Tiles and grouting

A thorough and regular cleaning will keep bacteria and odours at bay. Whether you have hard water or soft water, ceramic tiles or stone finishes, the thin space between tiles, known as grouting, inevitably takes on dirt and stains. Use an old toothbrush or soft bristle brush to gently scrub off the stains with the bathroom cleaning product of your choice. When completed, rinse the area with fresh water. It’s important to keep bathroom tiles clean and in good condition to ensure a long-lasting installation.

(Pictured: Over countertop Optica washbasin)



Over countertop basin with black basin mixer

To keep your bathroom space germ-free and well organised, be consistent with your cleaning. Soon you’ll start to feel good about your nice clean bathroom and want to spend more time enjoying this space in your home.