The Ultimate Checklist for Spring Cleaning & Decluttering a Bathroom
The secret to creating a spa-like bathroom is to keep it clutter-free. A clean and clutter-free bathroom provides a distraction-free environment for relaxation and body rejuvenation.
Spring cleaning isn't complete without removing the expired toiletries and things you don't use daily. And because we understand that the thought of spring cleaning might be overwhelming and exhausting, we’ve compiled the ultimate checklist to streamline the process and make it as easy as can be for you.
Start by decluttering
Implementing clever bathroom storage that fits your style is an excellent way to keep a space clutter-free. But first, you need to declutter. Removing what you don't need or use is essential for a well-organised bathroom.
A clutter-free bathroom makes the cleaning process much more manageable. Before you start, it is crucial to review your space and identify the problem areas. Bathroom cabinets, more often than not, are messy and disorganised, so starting here can make a huge difference.
We're all guilty of hoarding toiletries, from hair conditioners to half-empty body scrubs. Removing unnecessary products from your shower rack and countertop creates a minimalist space that doesn't feel overstimulating.
Create separate baskets for items you want to keep, throw, and donate. If that shampoo doesn't match your scalp type, there is no point in keeping it. The same goes for out-of-date products and those random samples we all have. Keep only your bathing essentials and favourite products to create a functional space that calms down your morning routine.
Provide aesthetic accessories
Keeping your bathroom essentials in their original plastic packaging is one of the main reasons your bathroom looks cluttered. We highly recommend replacing them with a sleek bathroom set to achieve a cohesive look. Picture one of our elegant Corian® or marble vanity tops with a stylish soap dispenser that complements its streamlined design. Or, add a glass shampoo and conditioner bottle set to create a curated shower niche.
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Conceal your cleaning products
Cleaning products are an eyesore in the bathroom, so hiding them is essential for the minimalist look you're after. Find a designated storage space to keep your cleaning products out of sight. If you don't have enough space in the bathroom, a cupboard in another room is a good compromise.
Move on to cleaning
Spring cleaning can be a lengthy and overwhelming process. That’s probably why we do it only once a year! But once your bathroom is decluttered, you’ll have clear surfaces to start with. This not only makes the cleaning process quicker but you’ll find your motivation levels shoot up.
Deal with the laundry
Tackling the laundry at the beginning clears up space for cleaning. Remove the window and shower curtains and wash them according to the washing instructions indicated on their label. This is a great time to wash bath mats too.
Take it from the top
When doing a deep cleaning, working from top to bottom is best, as you don't want to mess up the already cleaned surfaces. Start with the walls and use the appropriate cleaning method for your material.
The bathroom extractor fan gathers dust, which is not only unsightly but also affects efficiency. Turn off the power and use a long-handled duster to collect the dust. If the vent has a built-in light, it would be best to turn it off and wait until it cools down before cleaning.
Removing soap residues and hard water stains from your sink will restore its shine. Corian® is a material known for its antibacterial properties. It’s easy to maintain, and cleaning is very straightforward. Thanks to our extensive experience with this material, we can't recommend it highly enough if you want to save time and effort when cleaning.
You can use warm soapy water and, if necessary, an ammonia-based cleaner to keep Corian® surfaces spotless. For more significant stains, a mild abrasive cleaner like Cif is ideal, and for mineral buildups, use a limescale remover.
After you’ve cleaned your taps, there’s still one more step to add to your spring cleaning routine. Check to see if any mineral deposits obstruct the taps’ water flow. This problem is common in areas with hard water, where the mineral buildup inside creates a narrow opening that reduces the water flow. However, there’s a simple, natural solution. Pour a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and water into a plastic bag and tie it to the tap to submerge the aerator. Leave it overnight to let the vinegar dissolve the minerals then rinse them away in the morning.
Clean the floor
The bathroom floor should be the last item on your list. Sweep or use a vacuum cleaner to remove loose dirt and dust before wet cleaning. Use a mop or a steam cleaner to clean and disinfect the flooring, paying special attention to the area around the toilet and shower.
Don’t forget the less obvious surfaces
Spring cleaning is the perfect time to tackle those often overlooked surfaces you don't target with your regular cleaning routine. When you empty the cabinets, drawers, and shelving, thoroughly clean the inside. Use warm soapy water to remove the dust and debris from surfaces. Wipe with a dry cloth to absorb the excess moisture and let them air dry before returning the items.
Don't forget the door and window trim, crown moulding, floorboards and other nooks and crannies which rarely get cleaned. Dust the surfaces and wipe them with a microfibre cloth and soapy water to clean the grime.
While spring cleaning and decluttering might be a hassle, breaking the work into manageable chunks is helpful. If you wish to simplify your cleaning routine and save time, we recommend you consider low-maintenance materials for your next bathroom renovation. Consider solid surface materials as a durable option that makes cleaning easier.
We hope this post helped you streamline your spring cleaning routine. If you need more practical tips and tricks, check our blog section.