Are you cleaning your bathroom wrong?

I must say over the past couple of years I have become a master in cleaning my bathroom and it went from my least favourite cleaning chore to one of my favourites. I know you must think I am crazy but if you know how to do it properly it won’t be that bad.

I have learned that there are a lot of common mistakes people make when cleaning their bathroom and I wanted to share them with you so that you can correct them.

– Leaving products for longer than indicated

Lime scale products as well as bleach or products that do contain bleach shouldn’t be left longer than indicated. This might cause some damage on faucets and taps. This is exactly why you need to strictly follow the instructions on the bottle.

– Turning on the exhaust fan after cleaning

I must say that I am guilty of doing this so many times. I thought that it is what you are supposed to do but it turns out I was wrong.

Turning it on is needed when you had a shower because it reduces the chances of developping mold and mildew.

However, if the exhaust fan is dirty, turning it on after cleaning your bathroom will only allow dust and dirt to fall on the clean surfaces.

– Cleaning the entire bathroom using one sponge

If you are doing this than you need to stop! Why? Rubbing every area of your bathroom using the same sponge will only transfer bacteria from one surface to the other which is definitely the last thing you want when cleaning your bathroom.

That is why you need to clean different surfaces with different sponges or clothes depending on what you use.

– Wiping products immediately

Did you know that bathroom cleaners need to be sprayed on the surface and left there for a while before wiping? I didn’t know that either! But it turns out that you shouldn’t wipe them immediately because that way they wouldn’t be able to kill bacteria.

– Mixing bleach and acidic products

This is very common, however, it is pretty dangerous. Bleach should never be mixed with acidic products because they create a toxic chlorine gas – something that is dangerous!

– Using a multipurpose cleaner

While the idea of using the same cleaner everywhere is amazing the reality is that this is useless.

Multipurpose cleaners aren’t actually meant to be used on every surface of the bathroom. For example, your bath and the tile should be cleaned with a separate product.