Take a moment each morning to wipe down the sinks and counter tops with a terry cloth towel. Wipe down the facets in your shower and bath as well. This will help prevent soap scum build up and mildew.
Make sure you close your shower curtain completely after you are done. Squeegee your glass shower walls after each use. Hang your wet towels on hooks instead of folding them up and putting them on towel rods.
Turn on the fan in your bathroom for at least 30 minutes after a shower. This helps prevent mildew from forming.
If you like to take baths, especially using bath products, use a mildly abrasive cleaner and wash your tub after each use.
Prevent mildew from growing in your grout, as grout is porous. Use a cleaning solution of 10 parts water to one part bleach. Scrub your grout with a soft bristle brush.
Every couple of months give your pipes a good cleaning. Pour ½ cup baking soda followed by ½ cup white vinegar down your drains. Let this mixture stand for a few minutes – be aware that it will foam. Then follow up by pouring boiling hot water down the drain. This will remove greasy residue and wash away any clogs.
White vinegar and water are your friends for removing soap scum. Just be sure to wear gloves when using this mixture and rinse the solution away completely.
Wash your shower liner regularly in the washing machine. Be sure to promptly take it out when the cycle is finished and rehang so it can dry properly.
Chlorine bleach or white vinegar are great alternatives to commercial toilet bowl cleaners. Don’t mix the two, use one or the other. Let sit in the bowl for an hour and then scrub with a toilet brush.
Run bath toys and shower puffs through the dishwasher to sanitize and remove bacteria.
And finally, go green. Check your supermarket for “green” cleaning supplies.