The pedestal sink, the tub and the toilet are old hat. But do you really know how to clean the rest of the bathroom—namely the tiles all over the walls, the paint around the tiles—and yes, the ceiling?
Here’s what to do: Every few months, spray tile, counter-tops, walls, and the ceiling with all-purpose cleaner and turn on the shower, cranking the hot water until steam builds (about five minutes). Turn off the water, shut the door on your way out, and let the steam and the cleaner mix for 20 minutes. Then wipe down all surfaces with a clean cloth. To reach high spots, use a clean, dry microfiber mop. Wipe the tile floor, too, but only after you’ve finished the rest of the dirty work.
And to keep your tiles looking sparkly clean (and devoid of water spots), apply a coat of car wax to them once a year. Water will bead up and roll off.
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