If the thought of hidden germs in the kitchen sends tingles down your spine, then wait until you read up on the facts about germs and bacteria in the bathroom. While most people would expect to find the most germs and bacteria in and around their toilet, they're wrong. Numerous studies have found that the bathroom sink actually has more germs and bacteria than the toilet! For those of you feeling a bit skittish, fear not, the kitchen still beats the bathroom as being the dirtiest place in your home. And if that isn't enough to comfort you, then you better follow this bathroom cleaning checklist down to the very last spot.
Fighting germs and bacteria requires diligence, care and getting down to the very last detail. Leave no spot unchecked, no soap bar unturned. The first item on your checklist should be the kitchen sink. Some studies have found that the sink can harbor more germs and bacteria than the toilet! That is why it is the first item on this checklist.
Now that you've taken care of the dirtiest item in your bathroom, it's time to move on to the next bathroom fixture, which is the fixture that most people would expect to be the dirtiest: the toilet.
The next item on your checklist should be the bathtub or shower. It's very important to clean and maintain the bathroom fixture you use to clean your entire body.
Don't neglect your bathroom walls, especially the areas that are tile, which are typically inside of the shower or bathtub. With tile walls, use an all-purpose cleaner and a hard sponge or thin brush to scrub any germs or bacteria that can build-up on the grout between tiles. Spray and wipe the remaining areas with an anti-bacterial spray and wipes.
Your bathroom mirror and countertop can also be a hot bed for germs and bacteria. Make sure you use some of that anti-bacterial spray to wipe down the counters once a week. For the bathroom mirror, use towels and glass cleaner to clean it on a weekly basis, and also be sure to give it a quick wipe with the sink towel if water or any other liquid splash on it.
From the door handle to the towel racks, make sure everything gets a good wipe down at least once a week. Spray down the tile floors with anti-bacterial spray and mop it down at least once per week. Anti-bacterial spray is your best friend when cleaning the bathroom, as it kills germs and bacteria while keeping your bathroom sparkling clean and smelling fresh.