1. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and secure it around the shower head to get rid of all the buildup.
2. Throw your bathmats in the washer.
3. Face your grimy bathroom fan.
4. Then, once the vent is clean, treat it to a coat of wax to help prevent dust build-up in the future.
5. Literally mop your walls and ceiling using the cleaner that's best for the surfaces in your bathroom.
6. Continue working top-down, and clean your light fixtures.
7. Use a drain snake on your sink and tub drains to extract all of the hair.
8. Scrub your gray bathtub with Bar Keepers Friend to make it sparkle again.
9. But if you can't get rid of the mildew on the edges your tub, line them with bleach-soaked cotton coil and let it sit overnight.
10. When you clean the toilet, make sure to scrub all the way under the rim.
11. Take off the toilet seat so you can clean all of the crevices on it and on your toilet.
Then use a disinfectant wipe and your flathead screwdriver to get between the tank and the seat. Get the tutorial here.
12. Drop two denture tablets into your toilet tank reservoir and let them fizz overnight.
13. Banish soap scum from your glass shower door with glass cooktop cleaner.
Get the full tutorial here.
14. Then, treat the glass with Rain-X to keep it cleaner, longer.
15. Get rid of hard water stains around your sink faucet by letting it sit with a vinegar-soaked paper towel.
16. Shine your faucets by disinfecting, buffing with baby oil, and finishing with wax paper.
17. Shine up the chrome on your light fixtures and shower rod with Bar Keeper's Friend and mineral wax.
18. Scrub rust stains off your white countertops with a toothbrush and cream of tartar.
19. Or if you have granite counters in your bathroom, DIY a cleaner from alcohol, dish soap, and water.
And a few drops of essential oils for a nice smell, if you want. Here's how to make it. You don't want to use vinegar on your granite, because the acid could etch the stone (it doesn't really matter if your essential oil is acidic or not, if you're using just a drop or two. Plus, essential oils are generally not acidic anyway).
20. Go through ~everything~ in your cabinets and throw away anything you don't use, or that's expired.
21. Once your cabinets are empty, take some oil soap to the wood and scrub off all the grime.
22. Better yet, remove the hardware from your cabinets and clean each piece individually.
23. Once your cabinets are emptied, clean, and dry, put the things you do still need back — but organize them so you can find what you need.
To learn how to fancy up basic Ikea containers and stacking wire baskets, check out the full tutorial.