When your wall cabinet is overflowing and your taps don't sparkle like they used to, 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, messy drips 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 Victoria Plum you can find a range of wall hung toilets that mitigate dust accumulation on the floor and avoid unnecessary dust traps.
In a similar fashion, a wall hung basin vanity unit allows you to 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 dirtier 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.
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 keeping your 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.
More spring cleaning advice
At Victoria Plum, we've got even more great advice when it comes to cleaning your bathroom. Check out the following articles:
- Our top 10 home care hacks
- How to protect your shower screen
- 5 time-saving spring cleaning tips from Mira Showers
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