- Having the proper bathroom cleaning tools will prevent mold buildup and keep things sparkling.
- We spoke with an expert from The American Cleaning Institute for tips on bathroom cleaning.
- Some of these products are effective against coronavirus, but not all, so check the EPA’s full list of approved products.
Let’s face it: cleaning the bathroom is never going to be the highlight of your day. But bathrooms are exposed to plenty of germs on a daily basis, and they aren’t going to clean themselves.
With a regular cleaning schedule and the right products, however, you can get your bathroom clean quickly and easily so you can move on to activities that are more enjoyable. Brian Sansoni, SVP of communication at The American Cleaning Institute, said there are many places in the bathroom we neglect to scrub, so it’s best to have a schedule.
“In general, you want to work from the top down and start from the farthest point from the door,” he said. “For products that need some time to work, like toilet cleaner, it can help to apply [it] first thing and let it sit before cleaning to reduce the need for elbow grease.” He also recommends wiping down the base of the toilet, behind the toilet, faucets and behind them, and baseboards.
To ensure your bathroom is sparkling, we researched and tested tons of cleaners to find the best bathroom cleaning products you can buy, including disinfecting wipes, a new scrub brush for the tub, an excellent shower cleaning spray, and an effective mop.
Here are the best bathroom cleaning products of 2021
- Best wipes: Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
- Best toilet cleaner: Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning System
- Best tub cleaner: Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber
- Best scrub brush: OXO Good Grips All-Purpose Scrub Brush
- Best mold remover: Skylarlife Home Mold & Mildew
- Best shower cleaner: Method Daily Shower Spray
- Best squeegee: OXO Good Grips All-Purpose Squeegee
- Best all-purpose cleaner: Puracy Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner
- Best cleaning cloths: Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
- Best mop: Libman Spin Mop and Bucket
With Clorox Disinfecting Wipes and the Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning System, you’ll have your toilet clean and sanitized in no time.
Cleaning the toilet is undeniably unpleasant, but it doesn’t have to take long and or be difficult.
When it comes to cleaning the toilet, I’m a fan of use-and-toss products. I don’t want germ-infested sponges or rags in my cleaning closet. That’s why I love Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. They have a pleasing scent without being overwhelming, making quick work of wiping down the toilet from top to bottom, including underneath the seat.
As for the inside of the bowl, with the Clorox ToiletWand Disposable Toilet Cleaning System, all you have to do is click the disposable cleaning head into place, scrub around the inside of the toilet, toss the soiled cleaning head into the trash, and then store the reusable “wand” in the handy-dandy included caddy. And, voila, you have a clean and stain-free bowl.
What to buy:
The best cleaning products for your tub and shower
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber and brushes from OXO Good Grips take the pain out of scrubbing the tub, while sprays from Skylarlife and Method keep your shower clean. A squeegee from OXO Good Grips keeps everything streak-free.
For most of us, scrubbing the tub or the shower ranks only slightly above a visit to the dentist. If your shower or tub enclosure is looking a little worse because of grunge buildup on glass doors, tile walls, or the tub itself, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Bath Scrubber will be your saving grace.
Just wet the melamine sponge and the rich foaming cleansing agents will be activated to tackle tough tub stains. And, with a sponge that’s 30% larger than Mr. Clean’s original Magic Eraser, it can even clean fiberglass and tile that border your bathtub, too. If your tub is really bad, though, you may need to lend a little elbow grease with the help of OXO’s Good Grips All-Purpose Scrub Brush.
If mold and mildew creep into your bathroom, you’re going to need to bust out the big guns. The Skylarlife Home Mold & Mildew is a whitening agent that will remove even the most obstinate black stains.
Once your tub or shower is clean, keep things fresh between cleanings with a daily spritz of the Method Daily Shower Spray on your tile, glass, and tub spout. The floral scent is fit for a bathroom, and the plant-based, all-natural cleaner helps prevent soap scum and mildew buildup, too.
If you feel really inspired, give the shower walls and glass doors a quick once-over with the OXO Good Grips All-Purpose Squeegee to routinely keep your tub or shower enclosure looking like new.
What to buy:
The best cleaning products for your sink, mirror, and counter
Clean your mirror, sink, and countertops quickly with Puracy’s Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner and Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths.
While the counters and mirrors in your bathroom accumulate water spots, toothpaste flecks, makeup spills, and other yucky messes, they generally aren’t as germy as the toilet or tub. You can get those surfaces clean, shiny, and streak-free with the plant-based Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner from Puracy.
Just mist it over your hard bathroom surfaces, let it sit for a minute or two, and then wipe it away with one of Zwipes’ Microfiber Cleaning Cloths. No streaks, no lint, no muss, no fuss — just clean mirrors and counters.
What to buy:
The best cleaning products for your bathroom floor
A steam mop like the Libman Spin Mop and Bucket can get bathroom floors clean in a few minutes.
Bathroom floors can get pretty nasty, but with the right products, you won’t have to fear entering your bathroom.
The Libman Spin Mop and Bucket is an all-in-one cleaning bundle with an absorbent, deep-cleaning, microfiber mop head and a 360-degree spin chamber to target hard-to-reach places. It works just as effortlessly for other rooms in your home, too.
What to buy:
Check out our other household cleaning guides
- Every article Insider Reviews has written or updated about coronavirus cleaning supplies and work-from-home essentials
- A list of EPA-recommended household cleaning products
- The best hand sanitizers
- The best bathtub cleaners
- The best countertop cleaners
- The best reusable cleaning products
- The best dusters
- The best disinfecting cleaners
- How to disinfect every room in your house
- 11 top-rated bathroom cleaners and tools to help get rid of mold and grime