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How do hotels keep those bathrooms so clean? One quick answer is that hotels clean bathrooms every day. While you may not want to clean your entire bathroom that often, doing small things - such as wiping down the counters, faucet and sink, and spot-cleaning the mirror - can give your bathroom a daily perk-up. The rest is in the weekly routine.
Step 1: Vacuum and dust
Work from top to bottom, dusting light fixtures and shelves with micro-fiber cloths before vacuuming floors and crevices.
Step 2: Heat up surfaces
Heating tile and the tub just 10 degrees above the normal air temperature doubles the effectiveness of alkaline cleansers. Let the tub soak in hot water for a few minutes.
Step 3: Spray
Drain the tub, then spray an antibacterial cleaner on tile walls, tub, counters, sink, toilet and floor. Work from top to bottom, starting at the top of shower walls, and spraying down to the tub and inside the toilet bowl.
Step 4: Spread
Use a sponge or cloth to spread the cleanser around evenly on tile surfaces.
Step 5: Sit
Disinfectants need contact time to work - five to seven minutes inside the toilet bowl and on surfaces.
Step 6: Scrub
Use a scrub brush or nonscratch abrasive pad to scrub every square inch of the tub and tiles.
Step 7: Rinse
If you don't rinse after spraying your cleanser, dirt is going to stick to it and build up and be even more troublesome.
Step 8: Dry
Use clean, dry cotton cloths or rags to thoroughly dry all surfaces.
Step 9: Glass and mirrors
Spray the mirror and other glass with a glass cleanser and wipe dry.
Step 10: Floors
Exit the bathroom by rinsing, wiping and drying the floor.