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How to Clean a Bathroom… Fast!

Only have 15 minutes to make your bathroom look and feel super clean? Read on for fast and easy bathroom cleaning tips and tricks!


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After a long, busy week, you only have 15 minutes to make your bathroom look and feel super clean? Read on for handy bathroom cleaning hacks. Find out the best bathroom cleaning hacks, including tips on how to clean bathroom tiles and how to clean a bathroom – fast!

Using multi-use cleaning products to help you save time and get your bathroom sparkling in minutes. Both Domex and Cif offer handy multi-use cleaning products.

Bathroom cleaning procedures

The good news is that you don’t need a special ‘easy clean’ bathroom to get your bathroom clean and sparkling quickly.

Learning how to clean a bathroom fast is all about following five simple steps that will make it look as if you’ve spent hours getting the room just right, when you’ve only been in there for a quick 15 minutes. Follow our easy steps to clean a bathroom:

Five Simple Steps to Clean a Bathroom:

  1. Clean the Toilet: Start by putting some Domex Ultra Thick Bleach into the bowl (making sure to apply to the rim and allowing it to drip down the sides). Toilet cleaner needs time to sit before scrubbing and flushing, so you can get to work on other tasks while the toilet cleaner gets to work removing stains and smells. Remember to use biocides such as bleach safely and always read the label and product information before use.

  2. Wash the Sink: Wash your hands after touching the toilet – it’ll keep you free of germs and it’ll help rinse out any dirt from the sink, too. Use a clean, dry cloth to remove any excess water, and then give the sink and faucets a thorough wipe with antibacterial wipes. As an alternative, you may polish it with Cif Cream Surface Cleaner on a cleaning cloth.

  3. Scour the Shower: Quickly spray your glass shower enclosure and bathtub with a good antibacterial disinfectant spray. This is great for getting rid of any soap residue that’s built up over the last few days, and giving a fresh, clean smell. Quickly buff the shower enclosure with a dry cloth to remove watermarks.

  4. Clear the Floor: Grab a brush and sweep the bathroom floor, taking care to get into the corners to remove any dust build up (or switch your vacuum cleaner on if you have a carpeted bathroom). Pick up any large pieces of dirt, like hair, and put it in the bin. Take the bin out and replace the bag if needed. 

  5. Finishing Touches: In the last few minutes, spend just a moment or two looking around your bathroom for anything you may have missed, or anything that’s out of place. And don’t forget to scrub the toilet and flush – the toilet cleaner will have worked its magic by now.

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Safe Cleaning:

Even though you’re in a rush to get the job done, remember that it’s still important that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines when using commercial cleaning products in the bathroom, or any other cleaning product such as white vinegar that could cause skin irritation. Pop the gloves on, ensure your home is well-ventilated, and take a few moments to make sure you’re using any bleach products correctly to avoid accident or injury. 

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How to Clean the Bathroom: Handy Hints

Now that you understand how to clean the bathroom fast, it’s time to learn a few bathroom cleaning hacks that will help you along the way. These hints will turn the task into a piece of cake:

  • Make sure you have multi-use cleaning products. When time is a factor, we can’t afford to be rummaging through the cleaning cabinet searching for the right product for the job. That’s why multi-use products are ideal for these situations. Multi-use cleaning products, like these from Domex and Cif, can be used for everything from the bathroom sink and wall tiles to the glass shower partition and bathtub.

  • Give your bathroom a deep clean once a month. This should include mopping your floor tiles, treating any mold growth on the walls, and dusting in all those hard-to-reach areas, such as on top of the medicine cabinet. Turn your bathroom into an easy-to-clean bathroom by keeping on top of regular cleaning tasks!

  • Stick to the more obvious tasks. If you are in a hurry waiting for guests, remember: not everyone will be examining your bathroom the same way that you do. That bit of mold right in the corner behind the door? It does need treating (this is simple with bleach, which has very strong antifungal properties), but it’s not essential that you do it right before your visitors arrive.

Do you want to learn which household cleaning tasks cause the most stress?  Then read our Heated Household data analysis. 

Frequently asked questions on cleaning the bathroom

Are there any hacks for cleaning bathroom tiles?

We have 2 great bathroom tile cleaning hacks for you. First, use white vinegar and baking soda in a ratio of 2:1 to create the perfect DIY tile cleaner. Vinegar is an acid that cleans away water marks on your tiles and baking soda helps to remove mineral deposits. Second, if you want to add a little shine to your tiles, all you need is a little dish soap and elbow grease. A microfiber cloth and a few drops of dish soap will restore your tiles to their shining glory in no time.

How do you use CIF bathroom cleaner?

If you're looking for easy steps for how to use CIF bathroom cleaner, we've got you covered. There are a couple of different products you may wish to use in your bathroom, from CIF Cream Cleaner to CIF Power & Shine Bathroom Spray. CIF Cream should be applied directly to the surface you wish to clean and spread evenly using a damp cloth. A second damp cloth can then be used to ‘rinse’ the surface clean. It’s as easy as that. CIF Cream can be used on your bath, sink and tiles. CIF Power & Shine Bathroom Spray should be sprayed over the area you wish to clean and left for a few seconds before cleaning it off with a damp cloth. CIF Power & Shine Bathroom Spray can be used to clean your shower, taps, grout, and other bathroom surfaces.

Domex: are there any guidelines in using this product?

You should take care to follow Domex guidelines in using the product to ensure you do so safely. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines found on the bottle, and only use Domex in a well-ventilated area. If you get the product in your mouth, on your skin, or in your hair or eyes you should immediately rinse the area with water and speak to a doctor. Finally, never mix it with other chemicals as this can generate toxic gasses.

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