A bathroom can truly make or break a home. It’s not just about having a working heater or a bidet installed in your toilet, cleanliness also plays a huge role in how presentable the humble lavatory can be. Cleaning the bathroom isn’t the best way to spend the weekend, but the results can be truly rewarding. Check out our bathroom cleaning guide down below.

Run the Laundry

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Be honest with me, when was the last time you washed your shower curtains…or your bath mats? Remember that these materials are exposed to a lot of moisture and warmth which makes for the best breeding ground for bacteria and weird smells. Take out all the towels, towelettes, bath mats, and shower curtains and run them in the laundry. Blessed with a sunny day? Hang them out to dry. Sunlight can help kill germs and bacteria that’s still hanging out in your towels.


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What’s a cleaning guide without decluttering? Go through each and every nook, cranny, and cabinet in your bathroom. You’d be surprised what you’d find. For me, personally, I discovered 12 unused boxes of dental floss sitting at the far corner of a bathroom drawer. While you’re on a decluttering expedition, maximize your efforts by dusting and dry wiping surfaces along the way.

Scrub Away!

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Arm yourself with an arsenal of scrubs, microfiber rags, and old toothbrushes because it’s time to get down to business. Buff away at mold, soap scum, and water scales. Check tiles, grout, shower drains, shower heads, and fixtures. Instead of going straight for bleach, try using white vinegar and baking soda first. Get down on your knees and start scrubbing away, just remember to open the door and windows for good ventilation. Consider it your workout for the day. Don’t forget your mirrors! Use a glass cleaner and microfiber cloth to avoid pesky water marks and scratches.

Getting moldy painted walls? Check this article out on how to clean painted surfaces. For more details on how to deal with mold and mildew, read the article below.

Boysen Paint Products to Help Keep Mold and Mildew Away

Toilet Troubles

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Toilets—the dread of every spring cleaner. We all know what happens when one uses the toilet, so please invest a lot more time and effort cleaning this one. Mold tends to grow along underside of the seat, use an old toothbrush to scrub away at mold before it gets even worse. Don’t forget to disinfect the underside of the toilet seat, too!

Some Final Thoughts

Here’s a checklist!

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Go one step further than just cleaning your bathroom. What about giving it a whole new look altogether? Check out the article down below for some paint and color inspirations for your shower area!

Impress with Color: 7 Bathroom Wall Paint Ideas to Try

If there’s any part of your home that guests remember the most, it’s the bathroom. And it’s not just about keeping it clean (though it’s a huge part!), it’s making it presentable as well.

Do you have any other questions about paints or colors? Send us an email at ask@myboysen.com. We’re always happy to help. Don’t forget to sign up for the blog newsletter for weekly short and sweet paint and DIY inspirations sent straight to your email. Happy cleaning!


Inah is an avid overplanner with a manic desire to organize everything. She dedicates most of her time and attention to her two chunky dogs, Prince and Peanut. If there's a bit of extra time on hand, she will spring clean her entire house.

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