You don't need a whole day to clean the bathroom. Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, these tips will help you keep a
If you have 15 minutes...
Start with the sink. With a flushable wipe in hand, clean the sink (the room's focal point) and its fixtures, concentrating on the grime-friendly
seams where the two meet.
Speed-sanitize. Grab another towelette to clean the edge of the bathtub, the toilet seat and the toilet exterior. Finish up by shining the
mirror with glass cleaner and a cloth.
If you have 30 minutes...
Also deep-clean the toilet. Squirt bowl cleaner around the inside edge and let it sit a few minutes. While it's soaking, use a wipe or a fresh cloth
and all-purpose cleanser to clean the seat around its base and hinges. Return to the bowl and scrub stubborn stains with a
sponge or a brush.
Deep-clean the toilet, part two. If your bowl is porcelain, rub a natural pumice stone (available at hardware stores) on lime, rust and hard-water stains.
Keep the stone moist so it doesn't scratch the porcelain.
If you have 1 hour...
Damp-mop the floor. Use a wet mop with a pivoting head to get into awkward corners between the sink, toilet and tub.
If you have half a day...
Scrub down the shower and tub. Spray the shower walls and tub with all-purpose cleanser. Scrub from the top down so the tub floor gets the full benefit
of a soaking to dissolve buildup.
Remove mildew, mold and other stubborn bits. For lime scale―laden shower doors (they look white and murky), try wiping down with lemon oil. To dislodge mildew and mold,
apply hydrogen peroxide straight from the bottle (be sure to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands). Let it soak in for
five minutes, then scrub with a grout brush and rinse.