Spring cleaning is a wonderful way to bring in fresh air and revitalize your home. A room that sees a lot of traffic, such as the bathroom, is a great place to start. You can even think about renovation possibilities or explore updated bathroom cabinets for a refreshing change. Here are the five ways to give your bathroom a spring refresher.

1. Deep Clean the Shower and Tub

Deep cleaning the shower and tub may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. First, get everything you need: a tile and tub cleaner, a scrub brush, an old toothbrush, white vinegar, baking soda and some microfiber cloths.

To start, spray your shower and tub with your tile and tub cleaner and let it soak in for about 10-15 minutes. When the time is up, scrub and rinse the cleaner.

Next, spray white vinegar into the crevices of your tiles where mildew tends to collect and stain. Let the white vinegar soak for about 10-15 minutes. After the time is up, dip the old toothbrush into baking soda and scrub the crevices to remove any mildew.

2. Declutter the Cabinets

It’s easy to let old moisturizers, hand creams and hair products clutter the cabinets. However, if you’re not using them, toss them.

The first thing you should do is get a large box, trash bag or bin. This will be for everything you don’t use anymore. Declutter your cabinets by thoroughly sorting and discarding old, neglected or unused products. Just keep items you use daily or weekly.

Now that you have just what you want, check the expiration date on each item. If any products have expired, such as sunscreen, toss those too.

Empty the cabinets and place the products on top. Then, give the cabinet a thorough spray with your favorite cleaner and wipe it down. Once done, use a microfiber cloth to dry it. When it’s clean and dry, replace the items that you plan to keep.

If your cabinets are old or outdated, this is the perfect time to replace your cabinets with new RTA cabinets.

3. Clean the Rugs and Flooring

The rugs and floors in your bathroom probably see a lot of foot traffic. If your rug gets wet a lot and smells a little moldy, throw it away. A new bathroom rug can go a long way toward making the room look fresh and new! If your rug is still in good shape, then simply clean it.

Start by taking your rug outside and shaking it hard. This will remove any dirt. If you can wash it in the washing machine, wash it using a mild detergent. You can also add a quarter cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle to get rid of any odors.

If there are stains on your rug, spot-treat them with a carpet cleaner. Use a soft brush to gently scrub the stains. Then, rinse per directions or wash the rug in the washing machine. Some rugs are too delicate for washing machines. In this case, wash it by hand in the sink or bathtub and let it air dry in the sun.

Now, for the floor. Whether you have tile floors, vinyl plank flooring or hardwood floors, they all need to be cleaned.

Start by sweeping or vacuuming your floor. This will get rid of loose hairs and dirt. For vinyl plank and hardwood floors, use a wet cloth and wipe the floor. On wood floors, avoid using a lot of water as this could damage and warp the wood. If you have tile or vinyl plank floors, you can use a bucket of warm water and detergent to mop the floor.

For any stubborn stains, use a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda. You can even use this mixture to clean the corners and crevices.

4. Scrub the Toilet

Scrubbing the toilet is never fun. But once you’re done, you’ll be happy that you, your family, and your guests have a nice toilet to use.

The first step is to get your supplies: a toilet brush, a toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant, wipes and rubber gloves. Clean the toilet as you regularly do and make sure to get underneath the rim.

Once you have cleaned the inside of the toilet, use the disinfectant cleaner and wipes to wipe the lid and seat. Then, scrub the base all the way around. Also, clean the floor around and behind the toilet. These areas are often overlooked.

5. Clean All the Glass

It’s easy to forget about the glass in your bathroom, but all the glass should be cleaned as well. To clean the glass in your bathroom effectively, use a glass cleaner or a solution of white vinegar and water. To wipe, you can use microfiber cloths or paper towels.

Clean the bathroom mirror by spraying it with the glass cleaner. Then, with your cloth, wipe in circular motions. Make sure to get all the smudges, toothpaste stains and spots off. You may need to repeat the process a few times if there’s a lot of buildup.

For the shower doors, you may need to put a little more elbow grease because there might be an accumulation of hard water stains and soap scum. Spray your cleaner all over the glass door. Then, use a sponge to wipe away the buildup. If you have stubborn stains, use a paste of baking soda and water to scrub them away. Once you have removed all the grime, rinse the shower doors with warm water and wipe them with a microfiber cloth.

Next, tackle your windows. Spray your windows with the glass cleaner and wipe them with paper towels or a microfiber cloth. Make sure to remove any streaks.

Welcome Freshness Into Your Home!

Spring cleaning your bathroom is a reminder to get rid of the old and bring in the new: a fresh, hygienic environment with possibly new rugs and cabinets. Although spring cleaning takes time, there’s no better way to rejuvenate your rooms.