This ultimate bathroom cleaning checklist printable has daily, weekly, monthly, and periodic tasks to keep your bathroom sparkling!
If you’re like me, you love a good checklist, especially for household chores. Not only does it keep you on track, but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment with each item that gets marked off. Who couldn’t use a little of both of those on cleaning day?
A bathroom cleaning schedule and printable bathroom cleaning checklists are the best way to stay on track with your cleaning.
While it’s not the most fun activity, it is a part of our routine that must be done. Regular cleaning is essential for a healthy household.
Make it a little easier on yourself by using a cleaning checklist. Today I’ve got just that for you. We are talking all things bathroom cleaning as we go by a bathroom cleaning checklist printable. You can find the printable at the end of this post.
Why You May Need A Cleaning Checklist
There are many reasons why you may want to use a cleaning checklist as you work on cleaning the bathroom to keep cleaning at regular intervals.
Here are a few of the reasons.
- To keep organized: Having a list of tasks makes it easy to eliminate distractions and stay on schedule.
- Split cleaning tasks: If you live with roommates you’ll want to split the chores around the house. A checklist makes it easy to do that because you can assign tasks to each person and hang the printable somewhere everyone can see it.
- Knowing when the last time you did non-regular tasks: For cleaning activities that don’t occur regularly, it can be helpful to have a place that details when the last time you did the task was. This ensures you aren’t leaving the task for longer than it needs to be.
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Supplies You’ll Need
Here are some basic supplies that you’ll need to clean your bathroom. Be sure you have these on hand when it comes time to clean your bathroom space.
- Glass cleaner
- Hand towels or microfiber cloth
- Force of Nature disinfectant spray
- Toilet bowl cleaner and toilet brush
- All purpose cleaner
- Scrub brush
You can also follow some homemade recipes for cleaners with baking soda and vinegar. Just be sure to never mix bleach and vinegar as this creates toxic, potentially lethal chlorine gas.
Where To Start
Before you get out your gloves and cleaning supplies, here are a few things you may want to do before starting on your cleaning tasks.
- Assign tasks: If you live with others this is where you determine who is doing what. If you are doing all the cleaning, decide what tasks you are doing today.
- Declutter: Before you start checking off items on your bathroom cleaning checklist, make sure your space is free of clutter. This could cause distractions and make cleaning more difficult.
- Make A Plan: Decide what tasks you’re starting with, what supplies you need, and when you’ll take breaks.
The Ultimate Bathroom Cleaning Checklist Printable
Now you’re ready to start cleaning! Don’t forget to download the bathroom cleaning checklist printable so that you can physically mark your tasks off. We love instant gratification right?
These are tasks that you’ll do everyday. Honestly they’ll probably not even become a second thought as you get used to doing them all the time. These tasks aren’t meant to take long. They’ll keep your bathroom looking tidy in between deep clean days though.
- Clean sink: Use a bathroom hand towel and some all-purpose cleaner to clean any dirt, soap scum, and anything else out of your sink.
- Clean countertops: Next you’ll want to use the same supplies or a damp cloth to wipe clean your bathroom counters.
- Empty trash can: If you notice your trash bin getting full it’s a good idea to empty it and put a new trash bag in its place.
- Hang up towels: Grab any of the towels on the bathroom floor, or any other place in the bathroom, and hang them up.
- Put any dirty clothes in the laundry: If there are any dirty clothes in the bathroom, the last item on this daily list is to put them in the laundry.
Sticking on top of these daily tasks will keep your bathroom in tip-top shape!
A good way to go about these tasks is to coordinate with the rest of your weekly cleaning tasks around the house. For example, make Mondays your bathroom cleaning days, Tuesdays your bedroom cleaning days, etc..
- Wash mirror: Be sure when cleaning your bathroom mirrors that you don’t leave any streaks behind. We want a streak-free shine here.
- Clean shower and tub: Get your spray bleach and scrub brush to ensure your shower and/or tub gets clean. Give them a good scrubbing!
- Sweep and mop: This one is simple enough, although you may want to save the mopping for the end so that you can keep cleaning other bathroom fixtures.
- Wipe down door knobs & light switches: Keep dust and germs from sticking around by wiping down your door knobs and light switches.
- Vacuum bathroom rugs: If you have bathroom rugs make sure you vacuum them to keep them looking great.
- Clean faucets: Wipe down your sink and bath/shower faucet to get rid of any dirt, soap scum, etc..
- Throw away empty containers: If you have any empty body wash, shampoo/conditioner, face wash, etc. containers now is the time to get rid of them.
- Clean the toilet and toilet seat: Even if it’s just for personal use, give the toilet a good wipe down.
- Restock bathroom supplies: Take a look at your bathroom supplies like toilet paper, face wash, shampoo/conditioner, etc.. Are you running low on anything? This is a good time to do some restocking before you call it a day on your bathroom cleaning.
You can even hang up your weekly checklists in the bathroom (a great idea for a kids’ bathroom too) so you don’t forget!
For these tasks you may want to write down when you do them so that you can follow up a month from that date and do it again. Life gets busy and when tasks aren’t as routine it can make them easy to forget. Writing it down helps make sure you don’t forget!
- Clean out cabinets & organize if needed: Take a look at all that is in your bathroom cabinets and do a little inventory. Is there anything you need to get rid of? Could the space use some organizing? If so, this is what you’ll do here.
- Wipe down walls and baseboards: Take some all purpose cleaner and get those walls and baseboards looking brand new.
- Wash shower curtain: This is a good time to wash the shower curtain. You can either wait for it to dry or switch it out with a new one. Fall is nearly here. It would be a great time for some fall-themed decor in the bathroom.
- Clean shower glass: Get rid off all of those hard water stains!
- Clean and organize medicine cabinet: Go through your medicine cabinet and throw away any empty or out-of-date medications, Then organize the cabinet if needed after you clean it.
- Wash rugs: Just like with the shower curtain, as you wash your rug(s), consider updating them and trying out some new decor. Most of them can go in the washing machine but be sure to double check your rugs’ instructions.
- Clean showerhead: To keep your shower head functioning and shining you want to be sure you clean that monthly as well.
Periodic Tasks and Specific Tasks
Just like the monthly tasks you’ll want to write down the last time you did these tasks. That way you stay on top of them and keep a clean bathroom.
- Wash windows: Take some window cleaner and a bathroom towel and your windows will be looking as good as new.
- Wipe down light fixtures: By wiping down your light fixtures you’ll be getting rid of the dust and helping them continue to light up your space.
- Clean the air vents: You don’t have to do this all the time, but air vents need a deep cleaning at least once a year.
- Clean the little spaces: Vacuum out your cabinets, wipe off the shower rods, replace the curtain, etc.
Don’t forget to download the bathroom cleaning checklist printable above!
Don’t forget to save that cleaning checklist. It’s a great way to stay on track. Then when you’re done check out some of our other cleaning articles.
Other cleaning articles:
- Staying Organized With the Four-Week Cleaning Schedule
- A Guide for National Get Organized Week
- 30-Day Declutter Challenge
Do you have a cleaning routine already? If not, try using this checklist and let us know what you think. And don’t forget to check out of the rest of our Resource Library for more free downloads!