Angie's How To Disinfect Every Surface in Your Bathroom

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Difficulty:66%
Time: 45 Minutes

Because everybody poops. And that means there are poo bacteria thriving in your bathroom right now, unless you do something about it. This guide will help you disinfect all the main surfaces in your bathroom so you can keep the germs at bay.

Tools & Materials Needed 
Method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner (no bleach)
Method Antibacterial Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Clorox Bathroom Cleaner (bleach)
toilet bowl brush
white vinegar
baking soda
plastic bag
rubber band
soft cloth or paper towels
old toothbrush
1 Sink Recommended Disinfectant: Method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner

How Often?: At least once a week. We're kicking this journey off with the sink for a reason – it probably has the highest bacteria count in your bathroom. It's really gross. Think about it: How often do you touch your sink and faucet with dirty hands? Every time you go to the bathroom? We thought so. So grab your bathroom disinfectant and give your sink and faucets a thorough scrubbing.

2TOILET RECOMMENDED DISINFECTANT: METHOD ANTIBACTERIAL TOILET BOWL CLEANER [1]HOW OFTEN?: AT LEAST ONCE A WEEKWHEN YOU'RE DISINFEC

To prevent this, always close the lid before flushing.

3GROUT RECOMMENDED DISINFECTANT: CLOROX BATHROOM CLEANER [1]HOW OFTEN?: ONCE A MONTHBECAUSE GROUT IS SO POROUS, AND YOUR BATHROOM

Because you're dealing with bleach on this one, be sure to ventilate the room while you're cleaning the grout.

4 Shower Head. Recommended Disinfectant: DIY carbonic acid mixture

How Often?: 1-2 times a month. Mycobacterium avium is a bacteria linked to pulmonary disease that's often found in showerheads. Luckily, there's an easy way to get rid of it. Find a strong plastic bag that is large enough to fit around your showerhead. Then mix 1/3-cup baking soda with one-cup white vinegar in the bag to create your carbonic acid mixture. Secure the bag over your dirty showerhead with a rubber band, making sure the head is completely covered in the solution. Leave the bag on overnight, remove and rinse the next morning. Done and done.

5 Bathtub Recommended Disinfectant: Method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner

How Often?: 1-2 times a month. When you take a bath, you're essentially filling the tub with your body's bacteria. Because of this, there are about 200,000 bacteria per square inch in your bathtub. Make sure you cover every surface of the tub with your disinfectant, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse away with water.

6 Doorknobs Recommended Disinfectant: Method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner

How Often?: Once a week. No two bathroom routines are exactly the same, but they all have at least one thing in common: the doorknob is always used to open and close the door. Keep your doorknob clean by quickly disinfecting it at least once a week. This five-minute task can make a big difference in your health!

7 Towels Recommended Disinfectant: Hot Water

How Often?: Once a week. Towels are moist and warm, which means they're basically breeding grounds for bacteria. (That's why they start to smell funky after a use or two.) Staphylococcus aureus (which can cause a staph infection) is a particular worry with towels. Plus, dirty towels can make your skin more prone to breakouts. Luckily, disinfecting is nice and easy: just run them through the wash on the hottest cycle.

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