How to Properly Clean Your Bathroom Before of After Traveling

Returning to a dirty bathroom after days, weeks or months on the road is never a pleasant experience. Hence you should really take some time to clean your bathroom either before you leave or when you return.

Bathrooms can be infested with many bacteria if not cleaned properly. The harmful bacteria can sometimes lead to diseases that are not serious. And other times, the diseases may lead to more serious complications. To prevent this from happening, you need to clean your bathroom properly using effective cleaning detergents like white vinegar instead of using water only.  Further, ensure your bathroom is dry at all times and especially after use, since moist areas are prone to bacteria growth.

Of course another solution, a bit more drastic nonetheless, is to wait until your bathroom is well beyond cleaning and perform an inexpensive bathroom renovation.

But for most of us, the above option is not really practical. So, here’s how you can effectively clean your bathroom:


Vinegar might be the secret weapon to get that stain or dirt out of your showerhead. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, attach the bag to the showerhead using rubber band and let it sit for an hour. Remove the bag, rinse the showerhead and then dry it with a soft cloth.

Bathroom side wall tiles

Mix equal amounts of vinegar and water in a container, then add some soap into the mixture. You can your hand or a stick to stir the mixture. Use a jug to pour the mixture on the surface of the tiles and then begin to scrub gently. You can as well pour the mixture in the spray bottle and spray it directly onto the tiles. Start from the top and work your way down and then rinse thoroughly with clean water.


Put on clean rubber gloves. Pour white vinegar generously to the toilet. Allow this to sit for an hour, scrub to clean and rinse surface off with water.

Sink/Bathtub if available

Mix equal amounts of warm or hot water, baking powder and vinegar. Pour the mixture into the sink, wait a little and then rub with a soft cloth or sponge until it forms a paste. Let it rest for a few minutes and then rinse it with warm water. Use a clean towel to dry the sink. Repeat the same steps on the bathtub

Bathroom floor

Mix equal amounts of vinegar and water in a mopping bucket. Add any cleaning detergent you might have to the mixture and then the stir using your hand or stick. Using an all-purpose brush, scrub the floor gently, rinse with clean water and then use mop to dry the surface.