I don’t know about you, but I always envy people with a gorgeously clean bathroom. It’s like your life must be in order if you have a bathroom that sparkles! I want that, I want my life to be in order, I want a bathroom that SHINES and there is only one way to make it happen…. You must deep clean your bathroom!

You know the ‘deep clean’, the one that gets rid of any little stains, odors and any bacteria that might be hanging around. Yes, it will take you a couple of hours, though once you are done, you’ll find yourself regularly wandering into the room just to take in that clean, fresh feeling you’ve worked so hard for.

Sure, I clean my bathroom regularly, though as much as I try, I just can’t seem to nail the ‘deep clean’. So, I did a little research and guess what, I am now the proud owner of a SPARKLING, yes you heard that right, SPARKLING bathroom AND the bonus is, the sparkle will last. Want to know my secrets?

Here are 5 tips to deep clean your bathroom!

  1. It’s all about the steam

Steam is INCREDIBLE when it comes to removal of build-up and stains. Want a streak free shower screen? Steam. Remove some mould? That’s right, steam is the answer. Make things easier to wipe down? You guessed it, STEAM. Most people automatically think they need to purchase an expensive machine, well, there is a much easier alternative. Spray down all of your surfaces with your favourite cleaning agent, then simply turn your shower head onto the hottest setting and let the steam flow through the room. Grab your favourite scrubbing brush / sponge /  scourer and set about your task, you’ll find it much easier with the help of the steam in the room to deep clean your bathroom.

  1. Shine, shine, shine

Tapware is such an important part of a bathroom, a piece that every person uses when they’re in the room (well, they should… side note: anyone have any tips on getting my kids to wash their hands, EVERYTIME?). Want to get that gorgeous shine? Tapware is the key. Grab an old toothbrush, apply tip number 1 and scrub your way around every part of the tap. The base of the tap is always the giveaway, so make sure you are focusing on getting into every little nook. Once you’ve removed any grime or mould, it’s time for some window cleaner and the perfect cloth, now stand back at look at that shine!

  1. Clean up your grout

Grout is always a dead giveaway for how clean a bathroom is. Sometimes there is mould that has been there forever and seems like it’s just how things are, though there are ways to help remove these stains.  The first step is to find an amazing grout brush, spray the whole area with warm water and put some elbow grease into it. It will help loosen up any mould, from there, if it’s still showing signs of mould discolouring, you can make your own cleaning agent (2 parts water to one part white vinegar), and if that’s still not working it’s time to invest in some specific grout cleaner which you’ll find at your local hardware store. The key here is that once you’ve given it a deep clean and removed any mould stains, it’s best to keep on top of it with a regular scrub.

  1. Wipe down fixtures and walls

Take a look right around the room, do you have an exhaust fan? Does it have dust gathered around it? Give it a good wipe down (please make sure you turn it off first!), wipe down light switches, towel railings, dust across the top of your vanity and take a closer look at the walls and ceilings – they most likely havent been wiped down in a long time. I always find the sugar soap wipes you can buy from your local supermarket or hardware store are perfect for this type of thing, most people think of them when they’re about to paint a room, though they work perfectly for this type of job!

  1. Finally – the floors

Shiny floors are my idea of heaven and when it comes to a shiny bathroom, you HAVE to have shiny floors or it’s just not gonna cut it. No matter what I am cleaning I always leave the floors to last, that way any dust / crumbs / tears / spilt cleaning solution can fall to the floor and I don’t have to worry about it until the end. My advice here, as a shiny floor advocate, is to get yourself an amazing mop such as the Vileda Easy Wring & Clean Turbo Spin Mop. This will honestly cut your mopping time in half and will not break your back, plus it removes over 99% of bacteria with just water.

So there you have it, my 5 tips to deep clean your bathroom. Do you have any tips to share with us? TELL US IN THE COMMENTS BELOW.

We are proud to be working closely with the Vileda team to bring you this article. We love that we feel safe and clean using Vileda products and that we can rely on Vileda products for superior, thorough and effective all-round home hygiene. Vileda – It feels great to feel at home.

* The Removes over 99% of Bacteria claim is supported by research undertaken by an independent, accredited institute for microbiology & immunology. Find out more at www.vileda.com

  • Leave the mould remover spray on for at least 10 minutes, most people spray and wipe straight away. Let it do it’s magic and wipe down your shower whilst you’re in there to keep it cleaner longer and steam created from the shower head, what an awesome tip.


  • Leave the mould remover spray on for at least 10 minutes, most people spray and wipe straight away. Let it do it’s magic and wipe down your shower whilst you’re in there to keep it cleaner longer.


  • I have found an Australian product, OzKleen Mould remover to work wonders in the bathroom on the grout especially. Just spray it on, then use your steam method, and wipe over. Clean and sparkling and Australian made too.


  • DON’T THROW OUT BABY WIPES THAT HAVE DRIED UP! I swear by baking soda as a cleaning agent in my bathrooms BUT dried, evaporated baby wipes make the best mirror cleaners. Simply sprinkle water on the mirror and then use your dried wipes to clean. Lint free and repurposed.


  • I never knew steam was so good to clean the bathroom! I actually have a little steam cleaner. I’m excited to get it out and clean the bathroom this weekend. Its well overdue for a good clean


  • I love a steam cleaner for the floors. I hate cleaning mould from the grout. Thats the worst job in the world!! But a sparkling bathroom is worth it.


  • Steam is your greatest asset i the bathroom. When working in hotels – and given 15mins for a complete overhaul clean after guests have departed – in the bathroom, use to spray everything then turn the shower tap on, close bathroom and leave for 5mins. Upon return, a quick wipe and all spotless and shining.


  • These are great tips. I can’t wait to get started


  • Wonderful tips in both the article and in the comments. I am soaking them up as I need all the help I can get in this department.


  • Great advice. Just wish my kids would keep their bathroom clean and tidy and hang their towels up. Any suggestions ????


  • we were having trouble getting soap scum off the glass and floor and found bar keepers friend was amazing. I do agree though the more often you clean the easier it is


  • I had black tiles in my old house and it was so much work to keep them clean…every bit of dust, drop of water and footprint shows. I am much happier with the white tiles I have now.


  • What do you moms use for cleaning black sink/faucet? I love using bleach but they said it’s not allowed.


  • Good useful tips.


  • Shaving cream! Cheap home brand shaving cream for cleaning the outside of the toilet and on the floor around the toilet (when you have boys) it makes the bathroom smell lovely! Just spread it on the area, let it sit, then wipe it up


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