How To Clean Your Bathroom In Just Five Minutes

by Sheri

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Can Clean Your Bathroom In Just Five Minutes Without Deep Cleaning?

As a busy bee, working mom with a toddler, my daily schedule is full and I simply don’t have the time to do deep cleaning in the bathroom every day. So how do I do it? Let me share with you how to clean your bathroom in just five minutes.

Love it or hate it, you need to deep clean your bathroom at least once a week.

Ok, maybe every two weeks for some of you. The more you clean the less you need to clean!

If you follow these tips, and clean a little every day, you will only need at most of 20-30 minutes to do a more thorough clean on the weekends when you have more time.

Part of simplifying my life is finding ways to get things done quicker yet in a more productive way.

I ask myself what I can do to save time and boost productivity?

If you are like me you don’t want germs spreading through your home that would’ve been prevented with a deep clean. Bacteria grows in warm and damp environments.

Soap scum, bacteria, toilet rings, slime and grime.

Ewwwww. I cannot stand it.

So you know what I do? I don’t let it get dirty.

Yup! It is the only way to save yourself from scrubbing gunk and breathing in harsh chemicals.

Roll those sleeves up, get your rubber gloves ready and let’s get started.

I will show you how to clean your bathroom in just five minutes with excellent results.


 1. Cut Down On The Clutter

clean your bathroom in just five minutes every day of the week

This is the first step you absolutely have to take to keep your bathroom or any other room in your house clean.

Covering bathroom surfaces with shampoo bottles, lotions, creams, soaps, makeup, hair dryers, straighteners and pins, will not only make it seem messy and dirty, but it will make it harder for you to keep clean.

I prefer for my surfaces in the bathroom (and kitchen) to be near-empty. This way I can wipe it down every day and not allow dust and germs to even think about accumulating.

I like putting my things away and having a specific space for things. We have lots of space and drawers to put our items in so our bathroom is clear of items just “hanging around”.

Don’t you hate it when you visit someone and they have a bathroom or toilet that looks or is filthy?

Yuck! I would never want someone to experience that at our place.

Having a space for everything means not having to put things away every single day.


When you are done with your morning routine, wipe down the counters and put items back where they belong. Shouldn’t take you more than three minutes to do.

If it is taking more of your time, cut down on the clutter.
Easy peasy to clean your bathroom in just five minutes.

 clean your bathroom in just five minutes every day

2. Toilet Filth

I know it sounds gross and nasty, but this is one thing you absolutely have to do. Cleaning a toilet can be a very disgusting chore, however, once you know the quick and easy steps to keeping it clean, you can take care of this in minutes every day.

It’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it right?

Remove everything from around the toilet.

Don’t keep any unnecessary items around the toilet. Flush the toilet with the seat lid down to prevent splattering and splashing.

Do not use sponges when you scrub a toilet. Sponges help breed and spread bacteria so use paper towels. They are great options because you throw them away after use.

Wipe down the seat and lid with an antibacterial wipe and swirl the toilet bowl brush around the toilet bowl.

You will need about 3 minutes to do this. I suggest doing this before you begin your morning routine or take a shower.

It just seems icky to shower, smell nice and fresh, then clean the toilet.

Kind of defeats the purpose of getting yourself clean.

Didn’t think you could clean your bathroom in just five minutes, did you? Voila!


Did you know that leaving the toilet seat up while flushing can spread bacteria all over your bathroom?

You could be spraying nasty bacteria on your counter tops, towels and even on your toothbrush. Good heavens! Toilets lids are not there for decoration.

If you’re not already storing toothbrushes, hair brushes and contact lenses inside the cabinet, you may want to start now. You do not want this stuff in your eyes and mouth, do you? Ugh!

3. Shower Curtains And Doors

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These are often covered in soap scum and is home to mildew and lots of bacteria.

Rinse off your shower curtains with hot water and pull the curtain shut when you’re finished.

If you have a shower door, use a squeegee (cutest word ever!) to clean it.

There you go! Another great way to clean your bathroom in just five minutes and leave it looking bright, shiny and new.


4. Don’t Let Your Bathroom Get Nasty



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As I said before, I don’t let the bathroom get gross, so it cuts down on cleaning time.

If your counters are clean and wiped down daily, the toilet is clean, you will not have much to do in terms of keeping your bathroom clean, looking nice, and smelling good.

Items you need are in their places and only a little work is left to be done.


If you want to clean your bathroom in just five minutes, but can’t seem to dedicate the time in the morning, do it in the evening before going to bed instead.

For cleaning your mirrors daily, just use a very small amount of water to wash the glass, then use the dry part of the towel to buff the glass.

I am picky so I hate to see water spots of dust on mirrors. It takes me two minutes to clean the mirrors.

On weekends I clean the mirrors with glass cleaners and spend an extra minute on them.

Grandma says to try using newspapers instead of paper towels. They clean better and leaves mirrors streak-free!

Those spaces between your faucet and the back wall? Wipe those down when you have a minute.

Ever stayed in a 5 Star hotel where everything looks seemingly perfect?

Check into your room, getting ready for a night out on the town, about to brush your teeth and in the seams where the faucets attach to the counter tops you see grime and mold just sitting there?

As we say in Austria, “Pfui Teufel!”


5. Other Ideas To Clean Your Bathroom In Just Five Minutes

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Ventilate – If your bathroom has a window, open it. Fresh air is always a good thing.aster.

Toss – Empty the trash, throw away old bottles, old makeup, expired medicine etc.

Dust and Sweep – Sweep or vacuum the floors, dust all areas and get rid of cobwebs.

Accent – Add plants, candles, pebble mats and colour to your bathroom.


There are a number of houseplants that thrive in the bathroom because of the need the typically tropical conditions of low light, warmth, and humidity.

Plants for Low-Light Bathrooms:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Bamboo
  • Begonia
  • Boston Fern
  • Cast Iron Plant
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Dieffenbachia
  • Ficus Benjamina
  • Heart-Leafed Philodendron
  • Orchid
  • Peace Lily
  • Spider Plant
  • Snake Plant

Plants for Bright and Sunny Bathrooms:

  • Asparagus Fern
  • Azalea
  • Gardenia
  • Kimberly Fern
  • Orchid

So what do you think? Still doubt that you can clean your bathroom in just five minutes?

The more you do it, the easier it gets, and the less you have to clean.

Who wants to shower in a filthy bathroom that has not been cleaned in a month and then have to spend an hour or more scrubbing all the built up gunk? No one.

I am all about fast and efficient, so why not try out these tips and see for yourself?

Download the Bathroom Cleaning Checklist from my resource library now.

How do you clean your bathroom and how often? Would love to hear your tips and suggestions!

Share them with me in the comments section below.


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Sarmistha Goswami December 25, 2017 - 10:50

These are amazing tips and so useful! I have to thank you for sharing. I specifically loved the list of plants for bathroom decor. I love to bring in some greenery into my bathroom for freshness and always find it difficult to pick the right plant.

Aditi December 24, 2017 - 21:12

I need to work on removing stuff from the countertops. You are right, it will instantly give an uplift!

Jennifer L December 24, 2017 - 18:57

Wow some really great tips on cleanup. Removing clutter is always a great way to keep things organized and clutterfree. I do less cleanup next time which i love.

mayarcenal December 24, 2017 - 08:04

I usually leave the chore of cleaning the bathroom to my husband :p but one thing that we find effective is to use vinegar on the tiles and fixtures. It really helps remove the calcium deposits.

eliza December 23, 2017 - 17:51

Great! Basic yet really practical and logical tips. I also opt from time to time tidy up even in small ways, and I totally agree it saves me from time and pain having hard time to deep clean our bathroom.

Living Life Our Way December 23, 2017 - 03:06

Great tips! It is so much easier to be proactive and stay on top of things rather than work harder to get back on top once it is grubby!

laurence (@thethriftescape) December 22, 2017 - 12:15

OMG, when I read the title, I was like you can clean the bathroom in 5mins? haha. WIll definitely do these tips. And I didn’t know about the lids. Form now on, we will always close the toilet lids

Komal December 22, 2017 - 09:13

I am not a mother but I imagine that all theses tips are super helpful for the mother on the go. There is so much more to motherhood than cooking and cleaning!

Niekartistiek December 21, 2017 - 17:02

Those are some pretty amazing tips! It’s always such a pain in the but -excuse my language- to clean the bathroom.. but with these tips it seems so easy! Thank you for sharing this!

Martha DeMeo August 12, 2017 - 21:19

Great tips, I’ the clean the bathroom.

Loving Littles Blog July 6, 2017 - 01:49

Great tips on cleaning bathrooms. learnt a lot today

The Trophy WifeStyle July 2, 2017 - 20:41

Oooo so many fabulous tips!!!! I hate cleaning the bathroom lol. I will have to apply some of these tips and see if it makes it any easier

J. Shan'Trice - Fashionaire She July 2, 2017 - 13:18

These re great tips! I am a little embarrassed to say that I did not know that you were supposed to clean your bathroom every week. I have been raised with the 2 week time-frame. Okay, TTYL. I am about to go and clean my bathrooms. LOL

Mary La Fornara (@itsaboutpretty) July 1, 2017 - 13:35

If I only knew these tips a long time ago. One thing I always do is close the toilet seat. Looking forward to putting your advice in to action!

Himangi Mamtani July 1, 2017 - 09:48

Wow! It does sound pretty interesting and challenging! Would love to try it too!

chelf July 1, 2017 - 08:10

I never thought I could do that in 5 minutes! Challenge accepted I will report back!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 09:43

Yes, I would love to hear your feedback after a week to see if it is working for you Chelf. Keep me updated. xoxo S.

pinkiebag July 1, 2017 - 05:52

Hi, great tips I try and declutter my bathroom where possible. I found the tip on plants helpful now I get to get one.

Afroza Khan July 1, 2017 - 04:33

Love the tips! I need to start with throwing away unnecessary products that’s cluttering up my bathroom!

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 09:49

Yup! The more you do it, the easier it will become Afroza.

aniahalama July 1, 2017 - 04:19

I had no idea that bacteria spreads when leaving the toilet seat up. These are some great ideas. I’m a crazy neat freak and clean my bathroom all the time. I’ll definitly implement some of these to save me some time in overall.

Sheri @ A Busy Bees Life July 1, 2017 - 09:51

Yes, and you know what the worst part is? Gunk from the toilet when you flush can fly SIX FEET into the air so it could be getting on your face, your body, toothbrush, everywhere, oh my! It is nasty to just picture it. Lid down, lid down, lid down, ALWAYS! hahahahaha.

Jhilmil June 30, 2017 - 20:58

Great post, I try not to clutter my bathroom tiles daily so that it looks clean & the best I have indoor plant which actually gives it a bright feel & keep all moisture away. Great post which I’m sure every one will want to read:)

Haute and Comely June 30, 2017 - 18:21

I love the idea of a clear counter space but unfortunately I’ve got tin spaces so I’ve got some clutter out. The tip about not flashing your toilet while cover is open freaked me out a bit. Lol I pictured all the germs flying out and going everywhere. Thank you.

Amber June 30, 2017 - 17:21

I so appreciate this. I hate cleaning bathrooms so I’d like to do it as quickly as possible. I will keep this in mind for sure.

Tasheena June 30, 2017 - 16:21

Thanks for sharing the plant suggestions! Cutting down on the amount of stuff you have in your bathroom defiantly makes it a lot easier to clean.

Mrs. Millennial June 30, 2017 - 11:02

Great tips, thanks for sharing your ideas. I’ve got another one: I make my husband do the bathrooms and I clean everything else, haha!

livanies86 June 30, 2017 - 10:59

That are some great tips! I always leave all my make up out and you are right… that makes it dirty again. I´m just such a lazy person hahaha

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