Make cleaning kitchens and bathrooms easier with these tips used by professional cleaners.
Start from the Top and Work to the Bottom
That means start with dusting high areas like the tops of cupboards or kitchen cabinets or the bathroom vanity. Use a microfiber duster to trap dirt and dust and not just knock it to the ground, or on to lower counter tops or shelves.
Cleaning the bathroom can be quite the chore and one that might have to be done weekly, depending on how many people live in your home. With all the nooks and crannies, tile grout, and scuff marks, it can be a real pain to clean every area. Fortunately, many of the areas can be cleaned without chemicals using an eraser sponge.
Before you start cleaning
Wear latex or vinyl gloves. Wearing rubber gloves will protect your hands and keep the skin from becoming too dry, even if you are just cleaning with water and an eraser sponge. Plus, you will be less squeamish when it comes to tackling dirty and unpleasant areas.
De-clutter Counters and Tubs. Clear the bathroom of laundry, wet towels, toys, shampoo bottles and other items to expose all surfaces that require cleaning.
Begin with the tub and shower area. If you have a separate shower stall, grab your eraser sponge and wet it with water. Gently scrub tile walls to remove any soap scum, soap residue or water stains. Clean the shower floor last so that you are not walking over it as you clean the rest of the shower area. Run the shower at the very end to rinse away any remaining dirt or debris.
If you have a tub with a shower, clean the wall tiles first with the eraser sponge, then the tub basin and finish using the shower sprayer to rinse the area thoroughly.
Sink and counters. Work top to bottom, left to right, to remove any soap scum, dirt, water stains and leftover tooth paste from the sink and counters. Run the faucet to rinse clean.
Toilet. You may want to use a new eraser sponge on the toilet to prevent any cross contamination issues. Use a sponge on the porcelain part of the toilet, tank, handle, seat and lid. Don’t forget to get behind the seat as well. Dispose of the sponge after use.
Some blogs and social media posts wrongly suggest dropping an eraser sponge into the toilet and letting it sit. Since most eraser sponges do not contain additional cleaning agents, this will not accomplish anything other than having to fish out a wet sponge from the toilet bowl. The cleaning power is the gentle scrubbing used to remove, dust, grime, soap scum, hard water stains, mold and scuff marks.
Clean the floors last
Use one of our eraser sponge mop heads to clean dirty grout tile lines on floor tiles. The replacement mop head attach to the head of a mop handle (sold separately) via Velcro. Wet the sponge first or use a spray bottle to wet the floor area before using the sponge to scrub back and forth. Rinse your sponge in a bucket and squeeze out dirty water to get a clean, reusable mop head sponge. Let it air dry and reuse again and again.
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Here’s how to deep clean your bathroom with the help of Instant Erase eraser sponges!
Fully Cleaning the Bathroom Shower
Take the shower head off the wall and place in a bag with white vinegar. Let that sit overnight, so that it soaks. Soaking it in vinegar will help to dissolve any mineral build-up and help unclog the shower head’s holes. Take down your shower curtains and wash them in your washer with a few towels. The towels will provide extra scrubbing power for the shower liner.
Finally, using an Instant Erase eraser sponge, clean all the areas of your shower including the corners and edges of the shower, the shower door and tiles. The melamine eraser sponge works great to clean tile grout. Since the sponges only use water and gentle scrubbing to clean, leave a sponge in the shower at all times for quick cleans in-between showers.
Use an Eraser Sponge on Bathroom Walls
Use the Eraser Sponge to remove all mildew spots from tiles and grout. If you come across very stubborn spots use a tooth brush with bleach to get it clean. The eraser sponge is a great product to use when you’re looking to get a spotless shower and bathroom.
Scrub the Toilet
Put a cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl and let it sit for a few minutes then scrub with a toilet brush. If there are any spots on the rim or edge, use a piece of an eraser sponge to remove them. Use the eraser sponge to scrub the toilet seat and the outside of the toilet. Dispose of the sponge when finished.
Now, you need to clean the toilet brush. Using the toilet seat to hold the brush between the bowl and the seat, pour a mixture of bleach and water over it. Let it air dry. Then, clean out the brush holder by letting it soak in soapy water.
Clean spots and grime on the sink
Use white vinegar to pour down the drain and flush with hot water. Flushing the drain with vinegar and water will help remove any clogs or buildup in your drain plus it will destroy smells. Use a new eraser sponge to clean the faucet and vanity top.
Here’s a hack from ApartmentTherapy.com, use a chop stick to get underneath faucets, around handles and into corners, in order to remove dirt and grime from hard-to-reach areas of your bathroom. Alternately, you can also use dental floss to pull out all of the grime from tiny cracks under the faucet handles. If you need more scrubbing power, try using a thin and flexible melamine eraser sheet.
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