Last-minute company? Dashing off to work? You don’t want to leave your bathroom a mess, but you’re super short on time. Here’s how you can get it clean in 5 little minutes. Don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone you cheated.
Start your timer! Throw two Alka-Seltzer tablets into the the toilet bowl. But don’t stand there and watch the bubbles, because you also need to toss any dirty towels in a pile just outside the bathroom door, stash away anything left on the counter, and throw away any yucky soap bars or tiny soap pieces.
Grab your duster and take any cobwebs. Then take a damp cloth and give door frames, tile ledges, shelves, moldings, window sills, and knick-knacks. a quick wipe. Swipe the light switch and soap dish with a disinfecting cloth.
Spray and wipe mirrors in a circular motion with a paper towel.Then run one of your wipes over the vanity and sink. Make sure it grabs any grime, hairs, and stray toothpaste. With another wipe, clean faucet handles, the wall behind the faucet, and any light fixtures. See? Your bathroom looks better already!
With a clean wipe, go over the top of the toilet, the flush handle, and the lid. For the top and the bottom portions of the seat and the lip of the bowl, get a new wipe and clean in that order — because, eww. Get another wipe to clean the base/bottom of the toilet and the floor around that area. Now remember your Alka-Seltzer tabs? Grab your toilet brush and swish around the bowl and flush. If your vents or baseboards need cleaning, grab a wipe for those too.
Grab your trash can and put it outside the door next to the towels. Hang a clean hand towel and new roll of toilet paper, if necessary. Clean any dirty spots on the floor with another cleaning wipe. Pay special attention to the corners. Then empty the trash, and voila! Your bathroom is clean in 5 minutes.