3 Spots You Don’t Want to Miss When Cleaning Your Bathroom

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Today I’d like to talk to you about your bathroom. Yeah, it’s not my favorite topic, either, but I wanted to share 3 little secrets with you. You know how when you finish cleaning your bathroom, sometimes it still just doesn’t seem clean? You’ve scrubbed everywhere (or so you think) and yet, the shine and sparkle you expect to see are…just not happening.

I’m going to tell you why.

Why Doesn’t Your Bathroom Look Clean After You’ve Cleaned It?

First, it’s not about what you are doing. You are cleaning just fine. Pat yourself on the back, because, let’s face it, no one – and I mean NO ONE – likes cleaning bathrooms. But you did it.


Nope, my little secrets are actually about what you are NOT cleaning.

Before you start screaming at me through your phone or computer or wherever you are reading this, please note that I am going to give you just three more places in your bathroom that you need to clean.

They are all quick cleaning jobs.

AND, best of all, they do NOT have to be done every single time you clean that bathroom. Every now and again will take care of them.

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”- Margaret Thatcher

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Even though they are small and simple, your bathroom will get that clean-and-sparkly feeling because these little dirty areas have been holding it back big-time. You probably haven’t even realized the effect these spots have on the appearance of the bathroom as a whole.

So what are the three places in your bathroom I want you to clean?


Toilet Brush and Plunger

Trash Can

The Baseboards

Ok, you have baseboards everywhere in your home. But bathroom baseboards collect gunk like nobody’s business. Dust, lint, hair, you name it – if it is in the bathroom, it’s going to filter down and stick to the baseboards.

Wipe those guys down. See wasn’t that quick?

You do not want to miss the baseboards when cleaning your bathroom.

dirty baseboard
clean white baseboard

The Toilet Brush and Plunger

There’s no getting around it, these are two things every bathroom needs. Strictly practical. But, ummm…not so attractive. I keep mine in little stands, and you probably do too. They are still ugly, and like the baseboards, tremendous collectors of dust and gunk.

Take a minute to wash them off. While you are at it, pour about 1/4 cup of all-purpose cleaner in the toilet brush stand, so that brush is resting in cleanser when it’s not in use.

toilet brush and plunger dirty
clean bathroom brush and plunger

The Trash Can

Because the very definition means you fill it with garbage, the inside of your bathroom trash can is gross. Take a look and tell me I’m wrong.

Empty the loose trash out, and then give it a good scrub (outdoors or in the bathtub work best). Don’t forget the fingerprints on the rim and outside of the can.

dirty trash can
trash can when cleaning your bathroom

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Isn’t That So Much Better?

Now that you are aware of these three little spots that collect dirt and grime, be sure you keep an eye on them when cleaning your bathroom in the future!

Now, if only there were some magic trick we could all use to keep the rest of the bathroom clean – wouldn’t that be great?

3 Secrets when cleaning your bathroom

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