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How Often Should You Clean Your Bathroom? (Detailed Guide)

Mar 19, 2024

How often you should clean your bathroom depends on how often it’s used, how many people use it, and personal preferences. Ultimately, your bathroom is harboring a plethora of germs so it’s best to stick to a routine.

We’ve put together this detailed guide for you on how often you should clean each component in your bathroom. Enjoy!

Regular cleaning (daily/ every other day)

Light cleaning tasks such as wiping down surfaces, countertops and sinks, and tidying away any clutter should be performed daily or every-other-day.
This is especially important because, when people flush the toilet with the lid open, microscopic droplets containing fecal bacteria are propelled into the air. These droplets settle on nearby surfaces, including toothbrushes and towels, spreading harmful bacteria. 🤮

Semi-regular cleaning (every few days)

Wash your towels! Bath towels, especially if left damp, become breeding grounds for bacteria. Moisture provides an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive, leading to potential contamination when towels are reused without proper washing.


Weekly cleaning (once per week)

Once a week you should allocate time for a more thorough cleaning session to tackle jobs such as scrubbing the shower and bathtub, mopping the floor, scrubbing the toilet and wiping down mirrors. This keeps grime and dirt at bay.

Any personal items left in the bathroom such as makeup brushes and razors are prone to build up of germs so make sure you disinfect these items too!

Deep cleaning (every few weeks / once per month)

Perform a thorough deep clean of your entire bathroom every few weeks or as needed. During this session, you should clean high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, toilet flush and faucets. Studies have found that these areas can be teeming with bacteria such as E.coli and Staphylococcus aureus. 🦠

We used Simply Magic to wipe down our bathroom door after many muddy hands made it grubby! Look at it sparkle. ✨

You should also use this time to scrub tiles and grout, and clean forgotten areas such as behind and under fixtures.

Preventative maintenance

As well as sticking to a regular cleaning routine, you should also regularly inspect your bathroom for signs of mold, mildew, or water damage. Address any issues promptly to prevent them from escalating and to maintain a clean and hygienic environment.

Ultimately, the goal is to maintain a clean bathroom environment that is both functional and pleasant to use. Tailor your cleaning schedule to suit your needs and ensure that hygiene standards are consistently upheld.

We hope you found our detailed guide on how often you should clean your bathroom helpful. As you embark on your new cleaning routine, consider incorporating natural cleaning products for a safer home. We've explained how to use Simply Magic for cleaning around your entire home, here.


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