Happy Thursday! I am back today with another quick spring cleaning post. Today, I’m sharing a 30 minute spring clean bathroom checklist!
As I mentioned in Monday’s spring cleaning post, our family doesn’t like to spend big blocks of time cleaning nor do we usually have the time to devote to hours of cleaning! So I have made a few checklists that we can complete in thirty minutes or less. These checklists are great for kids too! Kids are more successful at a task if they know exactly what is expected of them!
My kids and I were able to spring clean two bathrooms in under thirty minutes using this checklist! We clean our bathrooms weekly, so this checklist is for seasonal bathroom cleaning. If you haven’t given your bathroom a good cleaning in a while, then you would first want to complete your regular bathroom clean routine. Also, not too long ago, we organized our bathrooms as part of the Clear the Clutter Challenge, but while we organized the space, we hadn’t tackled most of the items on the spring cleaning list.
30 Minute Spring Clean Bathroom
Wash Shower Curtain and Rugs
First things first, take off shower curtains including liner and throw in the washing machine. Now is a good time to replace your shower curtain liner if needed! Also, put your rugs in the washing machine! My bathroom rugs are all from Target or Homegoods and they hold up great after washing.
It’s amazing how much better shower curtains and liners look after a wash!
Remove everything from vanity and cabinets and discard old or unused items
It’s easiest to take everything out of the drawers before giving them a good wipe down. While your toiletries and medicines from your vanity are still out, go through everything and throw away old or unused items! Only put back items that you truly plan to use!!
Wipe down and Vacuum Cabinets and Drawers
Since everything is out of the vanity, now is the time to give the area a good wipe down. After you have wiped everything down, take the hose attachment of your vacuum and get into all of your cabinets and drawers!
Dust Baseboard, Door and Window Frames
I am not going to lie, I do not think about dusting anything in the bathroom very often! So, at the very least, I am sure to do this task quarterly. I just use a slightly damp microfiber cloth and wipe down all of the areas.
Wipe Down Windows, Doors and Light Fixtures
Depending on where you live, you might not have opened your windows in a while! Ours have been closed since last fall! So we opened them up and wiped the ledges. Then, we closed the window and wiped down the entire window.
My FAVORITE method for cleaning windows and mirror is using these: E-Cloth Window Cleaning Cloths. The first cloth is used to wipe and clean the window and the second cloth is used to polish and remove streaks! NO CHEMICALS are needed and you end up with streak free windows!
I’ve had the same two pack for years and I just throw in the wash after I’ve used them.
It’s good to end the cleaning with washing the floors as some dust and debris might be kicked around in the cleaning process. We recently got a new mop and the kids all enjoy using it!
This room looked so much brighter and cleaner after our quick spring clean!
You can really accomplish all of this in thirty minutes! We were able to complete two bathrooms in under thirty minutes (not including the wash time for the rug and curtains). Be sure to get your kids involved and make it a fun experience! We play music and since it’s break, I rewarded our hard work with some fun outings!
I’ve included a little PRINTABLE Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist for this area if you are like me and want to check things off the list! Checklists are perfect for kid helpers too. It makes it easy for kids to understand their expectations and to know when they are done!
Mom Hint: If you cover the checklist in clear contact paper, you can use a dry erase marker to check off items on the list. Save the checklist for next season! Even better, put all of the checklists in a three ring binder!
I am happy to check bathrooms off of our list as it’s one of my least favorite areas of the house to clean. What is your least favorite area of the house to spring clean?