Bathroom Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly

Make cleaning your bathroom manageable with our daily, weekly, and monthly checklists. Includes instructions and bonus bathroom deep clean checklist.

Grime seems to build up faster in the bathrooms than in any other room in the house. Staying on top of it can be stressful, particularly as you have to look at it every day.

To help you keep your bathroom clean, we’ve published the same bathroom cleaning checklists used by cleaners on Homeaglow. Use our daily, weekly, and monthly checklists to prevent dirt and mess from building up, and to keep your bathroom looking heavenly, always. 

If you need any help with cleaning your bathroom, book a professional cleaner in your area on Homeaglow.

You can see what's included in a standard Homeaglow cleaning here.

Daily bathroom cleaning checklist

This daily cleaning checklist covers what you should do daily when cleaning your bathroom. 

  • Clean the countertops, mirror, and sink
  • Organize clutter
  • Fold or hang towels
  • Clean the toilet, then wipe the surfaces outside
  • Rinse the tub
  • Wash clothes and rinse bath toys

Weekly bathroom cleaning checklist

This weekly checklist is great for when your bathroom needs more than just surface-level cleaning. 

  • Declutter
  • Sanitize the bathroom
  •  Disinfect the toilet
  • Clean up the counters
  • Clean and sanitize the sink
  • Sanitize and clean the drains
  • Clean the shower and bathtub
  • Clean the mirror
  • Clean the shelves
  • Take out the trash, if any

Monthly bathroom cleaning checklist

This monthly checklist involves tasks you might not be able to do on a daily or weekly basis.

  • Declutter
  • Clean the mirrors.
  • Scrub shower and tub
  • Wash curtain and liner
  • Wash shower mat
  • Wash bathroom rugs
  • Wash garbage can
  • Clean and tidy cabinets

Deep cleaning bathroom checklist

Deep cleaning your bathroom involves cleaning your bathroom in all the nooks and crevices for a satisfying clean.

  • Declutter open areas
  • Discard expired toiletries
  • Clean the grout
  • Wash the shower curtain and liner
  • Wash rugs
  • Clean mirror with glass cleaner
  • Clean toothbrush holder
  • Clean out the drains
  • Clean bathroom vents and exhaust fan
  • Scrub the toilet bowl thoroughly
  • Wash towels
  • Clean shower mats
  • Clean and declutter cabinets and drawers
  • Organize cabinets, drawers, shelves, and other storage areas
  • Empty and clean trash cans
  • Clean the walls and fixtures

10 steps to a perfectly clean bathroom

Step 1. Gather your cleaning supplies

The first step to a thorough bathroom cleaning is ensuring you have all the necessary cleaning supplies to keep your bathroom looking its best. You'll stay focused and do the task as fast as possible if you bring everything to your bathroom rather than going to and from it in search of cleaning supplies and equipment.

Step 2. Declutter 

Find a big box and place all the small items in your bathroom to hasten the cleaning procedure. Remove items that you can move. If possible, the only things that should be left in the room are the plumbing and mirrors.

Step 3. Begin at the ceiling 

The most significant yet frequently ignored part of your bathroom is the ceiling. Mold growth on the ceiling and dust accumulation in that area will rob your bathroom of its shine if you clean every other part but leave them uncleaned. To make your bathroom appear brighter, periodically and thoroughly clean the ceiling.

Step 4. Tile and mirror cleaning

Every glass and mirror surface in the bathroom needs to be scrubbed thoroughly. After washing your mirror and glass with your cleaning mixture, use a microfiber cloth or a crumpled newspaper to clean the mirror and glass shelves.

When it comes to tile cleaning, it is best to clean the tile from the bottom up and rinse the cleaning solution and water from the top down.

If anything prevents you from reaching the top tiles, remove them in advance and use a stool if it's too high.

The bathroom tile must be washed twice. Once with detergent, lightly rinsing off the foam, then again with detergent and rubbing, and finally with water to complete. Or you can simply use a tile spray and let it sit for a short while. Then scrub and rinse.

Tip: If you've got stone tiles, read our mini-guide on cleaning stone shower tiles. If you've got hard-to-remove residue on your mirror, see our mini-guide on removing sticky residue from mirrors.

Step 5. Clean the bathroom sinks and faucets

Sinks and faucets should be cleaned using a specific solution designed to shine faucets and pipes. They should be patted dry with a soft cloth after washing to avoid dripping. Powders should not be used to prevent scratching the surface.

A stiff brush and liquid soap solution can clean old drips and grime off the shower cabin's surface.

When cleaning bathtubs, use liquid cleaning solutions rather than crystalline powders to avoid scratching the surface. Remove filth from the bathtub and sink, such as rust and limescale. Do not clean the bathtub with toilet cleaner since it will erode the more delicate surface of the bathtub.

Apply a cleaning product to dirt and rub it with a sponge to clean stains. If the bathtub and sink stains remain after such cleaning, keep the cleaning gel or cream on the surface for 5-10 minutes. Then, using a sponge and detergent, scrub the tub and sink again and rinse with water.

Tip: If you’re dealing with deep-set grime, try our article on how to remove years of soap scum from your bathroom. And if your drain smells, this is how to clean your sink drains.

Step 6. Wash the mat and curtain

The shower curtain should be removed and soaked in a container of soapy water for 30 minutes. After which, it should be rinsed until the soapy water is gone. If the curtain is extremely soiled, try a bleach-water solution to get rid of streaks and dry patches for good.

The rubber mat, usually found near the bath, should be cleaned in warm water with washing powder. You can put it back only once it has thoroughly dried in the fresh air.

Step 7. Clean the floors

After you've cleaned everything, wipe down the floors with a damp cloth to remove any remaining splashes and dust. Soapy water is recommended for heavy soiling. To avoid slipping, finish by wiping the bases with a dry cloth.

Step 8. Place items in their original position

Please return to the box from the beginning and sort through all the jars and tubes, throwing away the expired or rarely used ones, putting them in another room, and wiping the dusty ones. Remember to wipe the exterior and inside of cream and gel caps to prevent bacteria from starting up the leftovers of cosmetics.

Get separate baskets and boxes for small items to make it easier to organize and store everything. At the same time, employ closed storage to prevent water stains and dust from remaining on items.

Step 9. Disinfect Only When Necessary

It would be best if you only disinfected after you've cleaned. Use a disinfectant spray or several wipes on high-touch areas or unclean spots, such as cabinet and faucet handles, door knobs, and the toilet seat. It would be best to use a disinfectant wipe to clean up any spills on the floor or walls near the toilet.

Step 10. Final Touches

To finish your bathroom cleaning:

  1. Empty the trash can and wipe off the lid if it has one.
  2. Refill your soap dispensers so that no one runs out of soap when they most need it.
  3. Make sure you have plenty of toilet paper and other supplies.
  4. Replace your washed and dried bath mats with new towels.

Special Bathroom Cleaning Hack

Turn on the hot water in the sink and the bathroom, close the door, and turn off the ventilation to save time and make cleaning easier. Allow the steam to flood the room: it helps detergents operate faster and makes cleaning surfaces easier. Furthermore, hot water removes detergent more effectively. Rinse the bathroom, sink, and walls well.

A misted mirror may be cleaned of toothpaste streaks and splashes with a microfiber cloth and no home chemicals.

Clean your bathroom with ease

Cleaning your bathroom doesn't have to be a herculean task with these checklists. Simply work through them, step-by-step to help you keep your bathroom clean and hygienic. However, if you don’t have the time to do it regularly, you can book an affordable, professional cleaner on Homeaglow today.

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