This month’s issue of Real Simple Magazine featured a story called “How to Spot Clean Your Bathroom in 5 Minutes with Clorox Wipes.”  I read it and I thought why bother spot cleaning when  I fully clean my bathroom in about 10 minutes. Here is what I do…

Vacuum with a nozzle attachment
4 rags
Clorox Bathroom Cleaner
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Clorox Toilet Wand
Swiffer sweeper with wet pads


  • Take bath mats outside to shake out or place in dryer to fluff [bath mats should be washed a few times per month]
  • Put all dirty towels in the dirty laundry bin or directly in the washing machine[bath towels, hand towels, etc]
  • Take all shower products out of shower and put on the sink counter-top.  With a rag and clorox bathroom cleaner clean the tile surround of the tub and shower.  For tough mildew areas I use my magic eraser.
  • If you have a shower door (I do), spray with Clorox Bathroom Cleaner and scrub mildew areas with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.  If you have a shower curtain, the curtain and the liner should be removed at least once per month to be washed.
  • Put shower products back in shower

Sink Area

  • With a new rag, clean the counter-tops. Move everything to one side, wipe with rag + Clorox Bathroom Cleaner, then move everything to the other side and repeat.
  • Spray the sink with Clorox Bathroom Cleaner and scrub, make sure to get the water faucet and handles.
  • With a new rag, spray and clean the mirrors


  • With a new rag, use the Clorox Bathroom Cleaner on the toilet (including handle, lid, behind toilet, etc)
  • Use toilet bowl cleaner and brush. I prefer the Clorox toilet wand (or similar product) since it can be stored our of sight under the sink and there is no dirty brush laying around.

Floors & Walls

  • Use vacuum with small nozzle adapter to pick up any hair on your floor; I think a vacuum is the only way to get your tile clean.
  • Wash the floor; I mop mine every other time I clean my bathroom. When I don’t mop, I use the Swiffer with the wet pads that are Febreeze scented. They do a great job and make the bathroom smell fresh and clean.
  • I also recommend using the Swiffer wet pads for cleaning tile on walls (or any wall surface). This works especially well to clean the ceilings and walls that may acquire mildew from a moist bathroom.

Wrap Up

  • Empty garbage and put out fresh towels
  • Put bath mats back on the floor