How to Deep Clean a Bathroom

Tips For Deep Cleaning All the Stubborn Spots In Your Bathroom


If there’s a single room in your home that deserves (and needs) a nice deep cleaning, it’s the bathroom! Learn how to deep clean your bathroom with these quick and easy steps.


Let me ask you something – when is the last time you scrubbed your toilet and bathtub?


Since I encourage a simple cleaning routine it can be easy to get in a hurry and forget that sometimes the bathroom really needs a good scrub and not just regular maintenance. 


Or maybe you are looking to start a cleaning routine but you know there is some scary stuff lurking in your bathroom. Uses these tips to deep clean your bathroom. This will jump-start your cleaning routine and make it easier for you to keep up with a weekly cleaning routine


Of course, we all know we should wipe down our sink counters every once in a while. In a room like this, however, learning how to deep clean your bathroom is an essential part of maintaining a safe, pleasant home. Don’t worry–it’s not as gross as you might think.


Take a look at what I do to have a sparkling clean bathroom!


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How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom


Deep cleaning your bathroom is a bit of a chore, but with the right methods, you’ll have it clean in no time.


How To Clean Grout


Grout can become dingy and dirty quickly, particularly in a room like a bathroom where there is plenty of moisture. Grout that was once white can quickly become yellow or gray in some areas.


Tile and grout cleaning isn’t challenging, but it can be time-consuming. It also requires a good amount of elbow grease, so be prepared for some physical movement.


To get started, you need to gather some basic supplies like a brush that has stiff bristles, a spray bottle, towels, peroxide, dish soap, baking soda, and a toothbrush.


cleaning grout lines


You can easily make your own cleaning solution at home, rather than spend money on toxic-filled cleaners. This version is highly effective and very budget-friendly!


  1. Mix 1 cup of baking soda, 1/2 cup of hydrogen peroxide and 2 teaspoons of dish soap in a bowl. (It will become like a paste.)
  2. Use a toothbrush to put the cleaner in all the areas where there is grout.
  3. Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes so the mixture can loosen up the grime and hard water.
  4. After the cleaner has sat long enough, start scrubbing the grout with a stiff-bristled brush. Don’t be afraid to use a little bit of elbow grease here.
  5. Once you have finished your scrubbing, use a spray bottle to wet the area and remove the cleaning mixture.
  6. Dry it with a towel, and you are good to go!


How To Clean the Showerhead


Yes, your showerhead needs cleaning. If your showerhead isn’t clean, neither is all the water that comes pouring out of it. Thankfully, it’s easy to get it sparkling.


All you need is some warm water, vinegar, a plastic ziplock bag, and a strong rubber band.


You really have two choices, you can leave the showerhead in place and clean it that way, or if you have time and energy, you can remove it to clean it.


clean showerhead


If you opt to remove it and clean it, you just need to:


  1. Fill up your sink with 2 cups of warm water and 2 cups vinegar.
  2. Set the showerhead in the sink and let it soak for 30 minutes – 1 hour. This will really loosen up all that junk that gets stuck in there.


The second option is to leave the showerhead in place. 


  1. Put 1/2 cup of warm water and 1/2 cup of vinegar in a ziplock bag.
  2. Take the bag and pull it over the showerhead, making sure to cover all the holes.
  3. Using a rubber band tie the bag in place. If you don’t have enough liquid to cover the entire shower head, use more. Just mix the same amount of water as you do vinegar.
  4. Let it sit for 30 minutes – 1 hour, so it soaks.
  5. Once it’s done soaking, remove the bag and use an old toothbrush to scrub it all clean.


How To Clean the Bathtub


You can make your tub sparkle with very few supplies! All you really need is peroxide, baking soda, and vinegar.


For areas that are stained, you need to make a thick paste using only the peroxide and baking soda.


  1. Start out with 1/4 cup of each and mix well.
  2. Put the mixture on the stain and let it sit for one hour.
  3. After the hour is up, scrub the area and rinse with warm water.
  4. Repeat as many times as needed to get it really clean.


After you have gotten the problem areas super clean, it’s time to clean the entire tub. Vinegar can be used to scrub down all the areas in the tub and tub walls. You don’t have to dilute it unless the smell is too overpowering.


Once everything is wiped down, give it a good rinse with cool or warm water, depending on your preference.


It’s going to shine once it’s all rinsed up!


clean glass shower door


How To Clean Glass Shower Doors


Glass shower doors look gorgeous when they are clean, and you can see through them. When you let it go too long, you’ll notice a build-up of soap scum, minerals, and hard water.


It’s unsightly and cleaning it will make you feel so much better.


I clean my shower doors in place rather than attempting to remove the glass. That seems like a recipe for disaster! 


Lay down some towels on the floor because it’s going to get a little messy. After you have prepped the area, you will need to:


  1. Spray the entire surface down with vinegar and sprinkle baking soda on it, too. It’s going to fizz for a minute or two, and this is what you want.
  2. Grab some fresh cut lemons and start scrubbing the glass. If there are some really thick areas, add some salt to the lemon. The salt is used as an abrasive to help remove the stuck on problems while the lemon helps cut through it naturally.
  3. Once it’s all clean, give it a good rinse with cool water and dry off any water spots with a shower squeegee. Repeat as many times as needed until it’s clean!


Now that you have learned all the steps on how to deep clean your bathroom, I recommend you do this type of deep cleaning every other month at the very least.


For your weekly cleaning, check out this post where I show you how I keep my bathroom clean in less than 15 minutes a week. Between this and learning how to deep clean your bathroom, the space will stay shining. Happy cleaning!


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