The bathroom is one of the most important spaces in your home to give a thorough spring cleaning.

A clean bathroom not only contributes to a healthier environment, but also provides a sanctuary for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Roll up your sleeves and read on for some essential tips to ensure your bathroom shines this spring.

  1. Organize your items and clean the environment
  2. Clean surfaces and floors
  3. Rinse the shower and bathtub


1. Organize your items and clean the environment

Before diving into the general cleaning process, start by cleaning your bathroom.

This is the perfect time to organize your storage spaces, Sarah McAllister, founder and CEO of GoCleanCo, told Fox News Digital.

“Take one drawer or cabinet at a time. Take everything out, vacuum and clean the drawer, and then only put back the things you need and use,” McAllister said. “Take the opportunity to check expiration dates and organize your items as you store them. If you haven’t used them in six months, it’s time to get rid of them.”

Organize your remaining essentials neatly, utilizing storage solutions like baskets, trays, and drawer dividers to keep things tidy and accessible.

Also, make sure you have products on hand to ensure an efficient and quick cleaning process.

Consider stocking up on essentials like paper towels, toilet brush, disinfectant spray, soapy water bucket, rubber gloves, mop, vacuum cleaner, floor cleaner, and duster.

Separate the essentials from the excess and say goodbye to unnecessary items that clutter your space. (Benjamin C. Tankersley/For Washington Post via Getty Images)

Having these tools readily available will streamline your cleaning efforts and help you get the best results in less time.

Next, identify the areas of your bathroom that require the most cleaning and come up with strategies to address them.

Clearing clutter from surfaces will allow easier access to scrub and remove other items such as rugs and clothing.

Use a container to collect your toothbrush, mats, rugs, dirty clothes, and any other bathroom clutter, then place them outside the room.

Take this opportunity to wash your bathroom rugs and shower curtains. When you're done cleaning the room, these items should be ready for the dryer.

2. Clean surfaces and floors


When it comes to sprucing up your bathroom, the shower or bathtub often requires special attention. (Benjamin C. Tankersley/For Washington Post via Getty Images)

Once you've cleaned up the mess, it's time to give your bathroom a deep clean.

Start by focusing on the countertops, sink, and faucets.

Before using any cleaning solution, use a dry cloth to remove dust or dirt from the surface. Then, use an all-purpose cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water to clean these surfaces, removing any buildup.

Safety precautions are critical when using chemical cleaners.

“Don’t mix cleaning products, period,” McAllister said. “Remember to ventilate the area you are working in. Open windows and turn on exhaust fans. Always rinse the surface with a clean, damp cloth between chemicals and cleaning products.”

You can take it a step further by purchasing non-toxic cleaning products in stores.


A traditional mop and hot, soapy water can be used to clean marks or dirt from the floor.

Before cleaning, use a vacuum cleaner to clean up any dust or debris that may hinder the process.

Sarah McAllister

Spring is the perfect time to organize your bathroom storage spaces, according to Sarah McAllister, founder and CEO of GoCleanCo. (GoCleanCo)

Let your bathroom air dry before proceeding with the next phase of the cleaning process.

3. Rinse the shower and bathtub

When it comes to sprucing up your bathroom, the shower or bathtub often requires special attention.

“Check the caulking around sinks, baseboards and showers,” McAllister told Fox News Digital. “When it looks worn, cut it out and replace it. Sealing the grout every six months will keep it looking cleaner longer and help it last, too.”

Start by meticulously examining surfaces for signs of buildup. Pay close attention to corners, seams, and grout lines, where mold and mildew tend to accumulate over time.

Armed with disinfectant spray and an old toothbrush, scrub those stubborn areas.


“For clogged showers or faucets, put some vinegar in a bag, slide it over the faucet and secure with a rubber band,” said McAllister. “After about 20 minutes, it should be softened enough to gently rub and rinse.”

This method is not safe for nickel fittings, she added.

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Vinegar is a lifesaver when hard water builds up, thanks to its natural acidic properties. (Hauke-Christian Dittrich/image alliance via Getty Images)

After the initial scrubbing, it's time to rinse. Use a handheld showerhead or a bucket of clean water to rinse shower or bathtub surfaces.

In addition to focusing on the shower or bathtub, take a clean cloth or sponge and wipe down surfaces like walls, tiles, and light fixtures to remove any remaining residue.

“We love using an electric washer with our recipe of water, bleach and Tide for grout, McAllister said. “It really speeds up the process and saves your back. Keep an eye on it and make sure you're not damaging the tiles or grout. Always test a small spot first with all cleaning products and make sure the product is safe for the surface you are cleaning.”


By following these tips, you can achieve a refreshing and clean bathroom. Remember to maintain regular cleaning habits to maintain its pristine condition year-round.

Phillip Nieto contributed reporting.

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