Easy Bathroom Cleaning Tips (Just in Time for the Holidays)

Bathroom Cleaning Tips

This year, you’re hosting for the holidays. Does your bathroom looks as sharp as you want it to? It will be with these easy, easy bathroom cleaning tips.

Don’t look now, but the Christmas holidays are just around the corner.

This year, you (and your house) are doing the hosting.

Your bathroom will be among the busiest rooms in your home; doubly so if you have guests staying with you who’ll be using your bathtub or shower.

That means you’ll want your bathroom to look its spiffiest.

And it will be, when you follow these easy bathroom cleaning tips courtesy of Bath Planet of Toronto.

Bathroom Cleaning TipsThe shower and bathtub

Over time, your bath liner or shower wall surrounds are covered in grimy things like:

  • Soap scum
  • Bathing oils
  • Stray hairs
  • Dirt

Most of which you can’t really see. But they’re there, making your bathtub or shower look dull and old.

And areas such as underneath the faucets and fixtures are perfect hiding spots for mold and mildew to form and spread.

Here’s how to bring the shine back to your acrylic bathtub and shower.


  • Spray the tub with plenty of natural all-purpose bathroom cleaner
  • Let the cleaner stand for a bit so it can attack and remove tough oils and stubborn soap scum


  • Remove bathtub rings and other dirt deposits from the bathtub or shower floor
  • Scrub grime off tile grout and away from tough corners or cracks
  • Use a fine toothbrush to clean buildup away from the fixtures and faucet


  • If you have a detachable showerhead, use that to rinse out the tub or shower
  • If you don’t, fill a bucket with water and dump into the tub/shower as needed

Shower doors

Custom shower doors need a bit of extra care when cleaning them.

If possible, you should use non-abrasive cleaners such as:

  • Environmentally-friendly all-purpose cleaner
  • Pine oil
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

Make certain to also use soft sponges or cloths and not harsh cleaning pads or scrubbers.

Bathroom Cleaning TipsThe toilet

It’s not fun.

It has to be done, though.

And cleaning the toilet is necessary when you’ll be entertaining numerous guests over the holidays.

So here’s how to get through it quickly and with your sanity intact.

Take your time (yes, really)

  • Apply toilet cleaner into the bowl
  • Give the cleaner ample time to do its thing (kill germs, dissolve dirt, remove grime)

Get a good brush

  • Before you start, be sure you invest in a strong toilet bowl brush
  • Old, flattened or squished brushes aren’t effective
  • Pick up a curved brush which reached up and under the toilet rim

Start scrubbing

  • With your powerful brush in rubber-gloved hand, start scrubbing the toilet bowl
  • For any stubborn or hard-to-remove rings, use a pumice stone directly on them
  • Pumice is natural and will crumble (so you don’t have to worry about scratches)


  • Spray disinfectant on the rim, seat, lid, handle, and the other tank and bowl
  • Allow the disinfectant to stand for a while so it can kill those nasty germs
  • Wipe away and dry with fresh cloths

Cleaning the sinkThe sink and countertop

Your bathroom sink and countertop is probably covered in things like:

  • Water deposits
  • Soap scum
  • Hardened toothpaste
  • Hair

And that’s the last thing you want your visitors (or you, for that matter) to be looking at when they go to wash their hands.

Here’s how to ensure that doesn’t happen:


  • Empty the sink fully and rinse it with warm water
  • Sprinkle baking soda into the sink and scrub
  • Rinse off the baking soda with running water and dry with a clean cloth


  • Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle
  • Spray the cleaning solution on a fresh cloth
  • Clean the sink and the countertop with the vinegar/water covered cloth
  • To remove the vinegar smell afterwards, rub the area with a fabric softener sheet


  • With a fresh cloth, wipe the sink and countertop dry of any leftover water droplets
  • Clean the edges of the sink and underneath the countertop

Transform your bathroom for the holidays

If you want to wow your guests with a brand new bathroom décor for the holidays, you can go further than just these bathroom cleaning tips.

The Bath Planet Process ensures you get a maximum transformation with minimal hassle and disruption.

To start, book a FREE in-home consultation with our design expert.

We’ll come to you – no matter where you are – and discuss your bathroom needs with you in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

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