When your wall cabinet is overflowing and you can't remember what colour your shower tiles are supposed to be, it might be time for a spring clean in your bathroom.

For many spring cleaning has become a thing of the past, but the grime and germs that accumulate in your bathroom continue to linger. Cleaning the bathroom is the cornerstone of any good spring cleaning routine, but facing the dust and clutter that's gathered over the winter months can be daunting. That's why it's so important to divide your bathroom cleaning routine, breaking each day into a series of manageable tasks. Once you've finished you'll feel the effect of a cleaner bathroom throughout your entire home.

Clearing unwanted bathroom clutter

The first step in any efficient bathroom cleaning routine is to clear away the unnecessary clutter that you hoard in your bathroom cabinets. Bathroom storage spaces can often be neglected during a cursory bathroom cleaning session because everything is conveniently hidden behind closed doors. Since you're not confronted with mess in your bathroom cabinets on a daily basis, there's no motivation to clear it away, and it's simply a case of out of sight out of mind.

Unfortunately messy cabinets are a breeding ground for misplaced items, festering smells, and under-utilised space. You should empty out each drawer and cabinet and decide whether the contents are truly necessary items. Once you have the contents of the cabinet spread out before you, it will be easier to sort through the flotsam and jetsam.

For further tips, check out my blog post on how to organise your bathroom cabinet in 5 simple steps.

Make your decor less complicated

Many bathrooms become dust magnets due to the glut of accessories and random items kept in the area. A less complicated décor style can also turn a cluttered bathroom into a cleaner space that is easier to manage and maintain. For example, at VictoriaPlum.com you can find the Elena wall hung toilet that mitigates dust accumulation on the floor and avoids unnecessary dust traps.

In a similar fashion a wall hung basin vanity unit allows you store your bathroom products in style and eliminates unsightly areas around the basin pedestal. A simpler style is often better, as cluttered bathrooms can often look filthier than they are. Stacks of books and magazines as well as pots of silk flowers may seem welcoming, but they can contribute to making your bathroom look cluttered and dusty.

Mode Positano wall hung toilet

A wall hung toilet, like this one from our Positano suite, helps eliminate dust traps

Taking care of your shower

A few simple things can improve hygiene in the bathroom. Simply getting family members to wipe all surfaces after use can help enormously. By keeping a squeegee in the shower you can encourage everyone to keep tiles and glass looking immaculate. Plus, if you treat your screen with ShowerGuard, you'll find it's much easier to maintain in the long run.

When it comes to the keeping the bathroom clean, walk in shower enclosures offer a great alternative to more traditional bath and shower combinations. You could even go a step further and install a wet room, with continuous flooring and tiling that is designed to efficiently carry water and condensation away, keeping your bathroom cleaner and making it easier to maintain.

6mm curved right handed walk in shower enclosure with tray 1400 x 900

A walk in shower can be much easier to maintain, than traditional bath and shower combinations

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