The Five-Minute Routine To Keep Your Bathroom Clean

Cleaning the bathroom may very well be the worst of all the household chores, but Apartment Therapy has put together a quick five-minute daily routine that can save you hours of scrubbing.

Photo by Katie Brody.

The basic idea of Apartment Therapy's routine is to break bathroom cleaning into five 60-second chunks that you can do at any point in the day. Here's the basic breakdown:

  • Minute one: clearing off surfaces
  • Minute two: surface cleaning
  • Minute three: straightening
  • Minute four: wipe down mirrors and fixtures
  • Minute five: assess and wipe down anything else

You can mix things up a bit to fit your needs. For instance, my bathroom is the size of a small closet, so clearing of surfaces is pretty much non-existant, but I could spend that minute sweeping instead. The important part to remember is to keep it short and do it daily so you don't have to do a deep scrub down the line. Head over to Apartment Therapy for a breakdown of each minute and more cleaning suggestions.

How to Keep Your Bathroom Clean in 5 Minutes A Day [Apartment Therapy]


    Why are there rocks in the sink?!

    Actually... with the right tap handle, it may actually work!

    It wouldn't take me 35 minutes to do this once a week, I could do this all in 5-10minutes/week, so I'm not sure why I would therefore spend 5 minutes a day doing it!

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