Deep Cleaning Your Bathroom: The Easy Way

May 17, 2019

The time has come to deep clean your bathroom, but where do you even start? Cleaning your bathroom may seem like a daunting task; however, it doesn’t have to be. Learning how to deep clean your bathroom properly will make this task so much easier. Also, getting into the habit of thoroughly cleaning every so often will allow you to fight the vast amount of germs and bacteria that can collect in your bathroom. Follow these deep cleaning bathroom tips to avoid getting overwhelmed and to make your next deep clean feel like a piece of cake.

Supplies You Will Need

The first step to deep cleaning your bathroom properly is to make sure you have all the necessary supplies before you begin. Below is a list of supplies that you will need in order to follow along with our bathroom cleaning process:

  • Microfiber cloths or paper towels
  • Sponge
  • Toothbrush
  • Bathroom or multi-purpose cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Toilet brush
  • Plastic bag

Once you have gathered these supplies, you are well on your way to the best deep clean your bathroom has ever seen.

The Deep Cleaning Bathroom Checklist

When beginning the cleaning process, don’t try to do everything at once. The best way to deep clean your bathroom well is to break it down into sections, so that you don’t overwhelm yourself. We will break down the cleaning process into three separate areas: your shower, toilet, and sink.

Cleaning Your Shower

One of the most essential parts of deep cleaning your bathroom is cleaning the shower. Because it is a near constant wet and humid environment, your shower can be a hotspot for mold and bacteria. Follow these steps to make sure your shower is clean and safe for you and your family’s use.

Shower Head

Cleaning your shower head probably wasn’t your first thought when preparing to deep clean your bathroom. However, deep cleaning your shower head is super important. The shower head can harbor Mycobacterium avium, which is a pathogen that has been linked to pulmonary disease. That means that you could theoretically be showering yourself in this pathogen if you do not deep clean your shower head every so often.

In order to clean your shower head, the best method is to fill a plastic grocery bag with multi-purpose cleaner. Fill the bag with enough cleaner so that your shower head will be fully submerged. Tie this bag to your shower head, with the cleaner completely covering it, and leave the shower head to soak overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and turn on the water to allow the shower head to rinse itself.

Shower Walls

In order to clean your shower walls, start by spraying the walls with your favorite multi-purpose cleaner spray bottle. While spraying your shower walls, be sure to pay attention to the corners and any areas where the wall meets the tub, as these are areas where moisture and mold tend to collect. Let your cleaner sit on the walls for a few minutes to work its magic. Then, use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the walls.


The grout in your shower tiles is one of the most pesky areas of your shower to clean. However, it is crucial that you pay special attention to this area, because grout is porous and can become a hotspot for bacteria growth. To deep clean your grout, dip a toothbrush into your cleaning area and scrub, paying special attention to any discolored areas.


The tub of your shower should be a fairly easy area to clean. Start by spraying the sides and bottom thoroughly with your bathroom cleaner. Then, scrub the tub using a sponge and warm water. Depending on the state of your tub, it may take several attempts to remove any stains, rings, or caked-on soap. However, remain persistent and give it a couple tries, and you will likely be able to remove these problem areas. For a little extra shine, fill your tub with hot water after cleaning it and then let it drain.

Shower Curtain and Liners

If you have a shower curtain and liner on your shower, don’t forget that these items need to be cleaned too! Most curtain and liners can simply be put in the washing machine with regular detergent. Throw in a couple towels with your curtain and liner, as towels will act like scrubbers in the machine and can help to remove any pesky soap scum. To dry, simply rehang your shower curtain and liner like normal.

Shower Door

If you have a shower door, this also needs to be cleaned off real quick. Start by spraying the shower door with your cleaning solution, then let it sit for a couple minutes to work its magic. Once the couple minutes has passed, wipe your door down with a microfiber cloth.

Deep Cleaning Your Toilet

To deep clean your toilet, begin by using your toilet cleaner on the inside of the bowl. Read the instructions for the specific cleaner you have, but the vast majority of cleaners need to be given some time to soak before you begin scrubbing the bowl.

While you are letting your toilet cleaner soak, this is a good time to clean the outside of your toilet. To do so, using an all natural cleaner, disinfect the entire external area of the toilet, including the toilet rims, the seat and lid, and the tank and bowl exterior.

Once you have waited the appropriate amount of time for your cleaner to soak and cleaned the exterior of your toilet, it is time to move back to the bowl. Make sure that you have a good toilet brush that allows you to reach all areas of the bowl. If you have any difficulty removing stubborn stains or calcification, a good trick is to use a pumice stone. A pumice stone is safe to use on a toilet bowl and can help you scrub a little harder on any areas you need.

Deep Cleaning Your Sink

Although your sink may be one of the easiest areas of your bathroom to deep clean, don’t diminish its importance. Between the faucet handles and the sink drain, the sink area has one of the highest bacteria counts in the entire bathroom, so it is definitely an area you should pay special attention to.

Before cleaning your sink, remove all items from your counter space. Then, spray your entire counter and sink area with your cleanser. Grab your microfiber cloth and take your time to ensure you scrub down the entire area. After cleaning your sink, go ahead and put your items back on the counter. Dust or wipe down these items as you place them back onto the countertop, so that you are not placing dirty items onto your freshly cleaned sink space.

Conclusion and Takeaways

As you can see, deep cleaning your bathroom can actually be pretty easy! As long as you follow these steps, you can easily give your bathroom a thorough deep clean and be certain that it is mold and bacteria free.

Everyday Tips

To simplify the process, there are many things you can do regularly to maintain the cleanliness of your bathroom between deep cleans. Here are some quick and easy tips you can follow to keep your bathroom fresh and make your next deep clean a little easier:

  • After every shower, take a few minutes to wipe down the condensation from all your bathroom surfaces. When you shower, condensation easily collects on the shower walls, the walls of your bathroom, and even on your counter space. Wiping down this condensation will help to minimize the amount of moisture that collects in your bathroom, which will decrease the bacteria and mold growth that may occur.
  • Also after showering, pay attention to the humidity that collects in the air. You want to air out this humidity immediately, so that moisture doesn’t collect over time. You can air out the humidity by turning on the bathroom fan or by opening the windows if you live in an area with a dry climate.
  • To keep the grout in your bathroom fresh and clean, make sure to seal your grout every six months. Sealing the grout helps to prevent moisture from infiltrating and causing bacteria growth. Because grout is porous and soaks up moisture easily, skipping out on sealing your grout can lead to a lot of bacteria growth pretty quickly.
  • In order to make cleaning your toilet much easier, install a continuous toilet cleaning system. You can purchase one of these systems wherever you buy cleaning supplies. A continuous toilet system can keep your toilet clean for up to three months, which will make your next deep clean a piece of cake.
  • Finally, try to get into the habit of regularly doing a quick wipe down of your counter space. This can help to minimize the amount of soap scum and grime that may collect on your counter space, so that it does not get overly dirty before your next deep clean.

Deep cleaning doesn’t have to be hard, and by following these tips you can make it even more easy and simple. Try our deep cleaning process and use these tips to maintain your hard work, and making your bathroom fresh and clean will never feel easier!