Since you and your family start and end each day in the bathroom, this location deserves your first attention when spring cleaning your home. Here are some tips for sprucing up this area efficiently and effectively.
Make a List
Don’t try to keep everything that you need to do to the bathroom in your head or you’re likely to forget some items. Instead, make a written list that you can then check off. Don’t put this list on an app on your smartphone because you don’t want to risk accidentally wetting the device. Either write it down manually or create a document on your desktop that you can then print. It’s no big deal if a piece of paper gets wet.
Gather your cleaning supplies and put them in either a basket or plastic caddy that you can move around the bathroom as needed. Among the items you can collect are microfiber cloths with one set for the actual cleaning and another set for drying. An old toothbrush can take care of dirt in cracks and crevices. You’ll also need cleaning solutions like baking soda, toilet-bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, and an all-purpose cleaning solution.
Begin with the Ceiling
Dirt ultimately falls to the ground, so start your cleaning at the top and work your way down. Dust fixtures near the ceiling such as fans, vents, lights, the tops of frames, and the top of the medicine cabinet. Because you normally neglect these areas during general bathroom cleaning, you may need to scrub away stubborn dirt with cleaning solution. When you clean your mirrors, spray from the top to allow the glass cleaning solution to drip down.
Take Care of the Shower and Tub
Because you clean the shower and tub regularly, it may not need as much attention during spring cleaning. Use the toothbrush to scrub away persistent stains and mold along grout lines using a paste of baking soda with some water. To eliminate mineral build-up on your shower head and faucets, put a 1-to-1 mix of water and vinegar in a plastic bag and secure the bag around the fixture. Leave it for about an hour or overnight before removing the bag and rinsing the fixture. For a touch of luxury, replace your shower head with a rain shower or massage version.
If your bathroom is looking tired and worn even after spring cleaning, consider replacing certain parts, which will not require an expensive remodeling project. Frameless mirrors or those with old frames can be updated with MirrorMate® frames that match the rest of your décor. It’s easy enough to replace an outdated or dirty shower curtain or worn out window coverings with newer versions. But you can also install framed or frameless shower doors to expand visual space and modernize the area. Even new towels, bath mats, and accessories will do much to enhance the look of your bathroom.
At DeSola Glass, Art & Frame Gallery, we can help with your shower remodeling needs. Give us a call today to learn about which options are best for your home.