How to keep your bathroom clean in 5 minutes a day


It may sound like a chore to clean your entire bathroom every day.  But cleaning your bathroom on a daily basis, is an easy habit that should only take a few minutes and will make your cleaning easier in the long run. Below I share 4 steps you can follow to keep your bathroom clean in 5 minutes a day.  Super easy!


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This is our master bath (we just painted Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray and I have not decorated it yet).  You could stop by my house almost any time and it would look pretty much like this – looks clean doesn’t it?

Want to know how I do it?

I’m a stickler for stay on-top of things.  Don’t let it become a big mess and not only does it stay looking nice, but takes less time to take care of.  I even followed these steps when I worked out side the home.

So here’s what you can do to keep your bathroom clean in just 5 minutes a day.  To be honest, some days it doesn’t even take me that long, and the days that I’m in a HUGE rush, I simply put away everything I used (brush, hair dryer, toothpaste, make-up etc) and wipe the sink and counter off!  That alone can be done in just ONE minute and will make a HUGE difference!  I promise!! 

Gray Bathroom

 4 Steps to Keep Bathroom Clean

  •  Clear Surfaces:  Put everything away – your flat iron, make-up, all hair products, combs/brushes and those pesky bobby pins that seem to appear out of no where. Dirty clothes and towels should be off the floor and put in the laundry or hung up. 1 minute
  • Surface Cleaning:  Spray showers with daily cleaner (right after you shower) to  prevent soap scum build up.  Give the counters and sink a quick wipe down  to pick up rogue hairs, powder, and toothpaste.   Next wipe down the toilet tank, handle, seat, base and lip of toilet bowl – in that order.  Keep a bottle of  all purpose cleaner under the vanity along with a  bin of rags so everything is handy. Next, swish water around the inside of the bowl with a toilet brush and flush.  I also like to keep a container of  cleaning wipes under the sink to wipe the floor around the toilet and for quick clean ups any time.  2 minutes


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  • Clean the Mirror:   Keep a designated microfiber cloth under the sink for the mirror.  It’s easier to get toothpaste splatter off if it doesn’t sit for days.  Just lightly dampen the microfiber cloth and give the mirror a quick wipe. If the mirror is already clean, use this time to to wipe down your sink and bath fixtures and make them shine. I keep this cloth hanging on the vanity door to re-use and toss it in the laundry once a week.  1 minute
  •  Straightening Up.  Pull your shower curtain closed so it can air out. Refold towels, make sure the  toilet paper is stocked and straight up the items that live on your countertops and in your shower. 1 minute

Tip:  Keep the supplies where you use them;  shower cleaner in the shower, toilet cleaner near the toilet, the and the all-purpose cleaner below the sink.  If its within reach, you will be more inclined to use it.


And there you have it…a clean bathroom in 5 minutes.

Make these steps a daily habit and  you will always have a bathroom that’s in good shape.

If you have several family members using the same bathroom enlist their help, by teaching everyone to put things away, and pick up towels and dirty clothes before leaving the bathroom.  By keeping supplies handy, older children can help wipe down the bathroom after they use it as well.

Once a week you can take time for a few more steps, like emptying the trash, clean the tub/shower, mop the floor.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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  2. Where did you get your bath rug? I love it! Oh and thanks for the helpful tips.

  3. Sorry just saw it was Kohls 🙂

  4. wait… I’m supposed to mop…the bathroom… WEEKLY?! lol    just kidding. All my focus has gone on the tile in the shower… my nemesis. My beautiful to look at, yet I turn into a hell hound if someone doesn’t squeegee… *cough* hubby* cough* 
    I’ve come to the conclusion that tile IN the actual shower is HIGHLY overated. You can keep it clean easy enough- but the more you clean- the shorter life of the grout sealer… DOH!   Unless I’m missing some life altering sealer. The only saving grace is that the shower floor is NOT tile.   Is that a simple 3M hook thing inside the door to hang the microfiber on? That’s brilliant! 

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  6. Great Tips! Thank you for sharing! It makes such a big difference if you clean a little every day instead of letting it pile up!

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