- Apply your takes-time-to-work products first. Spray the inside of the toilet, sink, shower and tub with an all-purpose or orange oil cleaner, and let sit.
- Vacuum floors, counters, ledges, dust vents and fans.
- With a damp cloth, wipe down doors, corners and towel racks.
- Now scrub toilet, sink, shower and tub, rinse and wipe dry. (Wetness causes mildew!)
- Polish sink and tub fixtures with a disinfectant glass cleaner for a good shine.
- Mop or hand-wash floor.
Once a week, pour a cup of white vinegar into the toilet, close the lid and leave overnight. Soap scum:
Apply an orange degreasing cleaner full strength with a light cloth. Wait 30 minutes for it to work, then remove with a damp scrubber. For extra-stubborn stains, a paint scraper makes an ideal scum-removing tool.Mold:
Remove mold on walls and ceilings (and prevent future buildup) by spraying it with hydrogen peroxide. Leave on for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse. Start with the 3 percent solution available in most drugstores, but if that doesn't work, try the 20 percent solution found at medical-supply stores.What's Easy to OverlookThe medicine cabinet:
Every couple of months, remove everything and wipe down shelves and bottles with an all-purpose cleaner. Take the opportunity to throw out any out-of-date products.Your Secret WeaponsKaboom Never Scrub:
This continuous toilet cleaning system goes directly into your tank and turns your toilet into a self-cleaning machine.Erase It for Bathrooms:
Works like a pencil eraser on ring-around-the-toilet as well as on rust, iron, hard-water deposits, mold, grout stains and other bathroom problems.Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner:
Simply push a button and the power attachment spins, spraying cleaning solution around your tub and shower area as far as eight feet, eliminating mold, mildew and soap scum