You have guests coming over in T-minus five minutes and you’ve cleaned the house from top to tail, but there’s just one room to go – the bathroom
With only minutes to spare, you’ll need to get the job done quickly. You’ll need to know exactly what items to hit plus any tips or tricks from the pros to streamline your processes.
So, to help you out, we’ve compiled a handy checklist of the five essential areas to target, as well as handy items to have in your toolbox when tidying up the bathroom last-minute.
Whether it’s because your kids are forgetting to put away their things or you have a product-heavy skincare regime, chances are your bench top will be cluttered. So, our first tip is to put everything away. Storing items in drawers and cabinets will allow for a clear bench space and sink area – a much more welcoming sight for visitors.
While decluttering, you’ll also want to give the floor a vacuum or sweep to get rid of unwelcome dust and hair.
If you’re a rare specimen who never get flecks of toothpaste or water on the mirror then hats off to you. But if you aren’t part of that group, you’ll want to give your mirror a quick spray and wipe. “A circular motion with a microfiber cloth will do the trick,” says Mike.
Wipe down your basin and around your tapware to get rid of any grime build-up. If you have overnight guests, do the same in the shower, particularly around the drain.
“Cleaning grout can be a bit more difficult. Give it a wipe down with your multi-purpose cleaner to get rid of soap scum, or tackle mould with a vinegar solution if mould persists. When dealing with mould, try not to use bleach”, says Mike. “It only lightens the mould but doesn’t actually kill it.”
And finally, you’ll want to stock your bathroom with some fresh hand towels – because fresh, fluffy towels will do wonders in creating a sleek-looking bathroom vibe.
If you’re really keen on accessorising, you might even consider adding a nice hand soap, candle or bunch of flowers to your bathroom space. It’ll guarantee your space appears tidier and more put-together.