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5 Tricks To Help You Keep the Bathroom Clean Longer

Cleaning the bathroom can be tedious. Let these simple must-dos help you.

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Photography: Marc Jao (Main Photos)

It's safe to say that cleaning the bathroom is everyone's least favorite chore. Aside from requiring us to get down and dirty with serious scrubbing, it also involves keeping the space smelling fresh all-day. Although we know it's a must to clean the T&B weekly, many of us are guilty of rescheduling it or being content with semi-cleaning. Fortunately, there are easy tricks you can do to stretch out the time between each deep-cleaning session. By doing these habits regularly, you can avoid cleaning your bathroom for longer while keeping it clean enough for you to use it:

1. Keep baking soda handy.


A sprinkle of baking soda in the toilet whenever you flush will help lessen the grime build up substantially. Make sure you include a box of this all-purpose must-have in your cleaning supplies bin. Depending on how often you use your toilet, you can delay the cleaning schedule by days or weeks.

2. Dry off everything.

The trick to keeping your bathroom from cultivating mold and mildew is to keep it dry. Wipe down fixtures, countertops, and the floor after every use. Not only will it keep scum away, but you’ll also prevent water stains from forming. Do the same with your shower door, if it’s glass. Better yet, get yourself a squeegee and quickly run it over your shower panel after every use.


3. Have extra shower curtains.

If you use shower curtains, the best way to keep yourself from constantly scrubbing off scum every week is to keep one or two extra curtains in storage. Every time it needs to be cleaned, you can just swap it with a fresh, clean one and put the dirty one in the washing machine (make sure your curtains are machine washable) together with your rags and mats.

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READ: Do You Need to Wash Shower Curtains?

4. Get a drain cover.

One of the worst parts of cleaning a bathroom is fishing out strands of hair and other soap scum out of the drain. To prevent having to dislodge huge hairballs every time, get yourself a rubber drain cover. This will help you easily pick up any scum that didn’t fall through the drain and quickly dump it in the bin. One of our favorite options is the disposable drain covers you can buy at Daiso. They have a sticker backing that lets you stick it on your drain and it’s disposable so you can just take it and throw everything in the trash.


5. Put everything away.

Keeping everything in its right place is the easiest way to keep your bathroom clean. This includes putting clothes in the hamper, storing supplies inside cabinets, and even keeping the cap on your toothpaste. If your bathroom is organized, the less you’ll notice how dirty and messy it is.

READ: 5 Things That Don't Belong on Your Bathroom Counter

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