...a God to serve...a family to love... a work to do...

Homekeeping 101 ~ Deep Cleaning The Bathroom Floor


The bathroom floor is often a very dirty place! You can keep it as clean as possible with this method.

First, sweep the floor. Shake out the rugs and move them out of the room, take this opportunity to launder them if possible.
Start around the edges of the walls and in the corners. Pull out all the loose soil that you possible can using a broom or even a small whisk broom.
Sweep up the dirt into a dust pan and dispose of it.
Now mix up some cleaner and water. Use whatever you like to use. Some like to use only natural cleaners, however, in the bathroom I like to go ahead and use the strong disinfecting cleaners like bleach or pine cleaners. Wear old clothes if you are using bleach.

I don’t use a mop in the bathroom. My bathroom is small and I get it cleaner by going around on my hands and knees with a cleaning cloth and a small scrub brush than I can with a mop. A mop just seems to get the center of the floor clean, but nothing else. I use the scrub brush to clean the corners and the grout. I use the cloth to wipe up what I have scrubbed and to clean the smooth surface of the floor.
A good way to get the floor around the commode clean is to pour a small amount of bleach around the commode and allow it to sit for several minutes before scrubbing. This is a good way to get rid of all those odors in the floor.
When you use bleach like that, be careful to ventilate the room by opening windows and turning on the fan. Leave the room while the bleach is soaking.
Clean a while and then rinse your cloth. Clean some more. Rinse out your cloth often. Don’t forget to clean around the commode. Use some bleach and a small scrub brush or scotch-brite that you have set aside for cleaning the bathroom only.
When the floor is clean, allow it to dry before replacing the rug.


  1. lydia

    Both of my bathrooms are small, I find that scrubbing the floors on my hands and knees definetly keeps the floor cleaner.
    Love the back to the basics articles.

  2. Sylvia

    Thank ya Donna! If you try it let me know how you like it. I like the scent of the plague defense, but I think it would be nice using lemon oil or even lavender. Either one would kill bacteria.