Cleaning the bathroom needs to be done in a way that you can reduce the amount of elbow grease that you have to put in to it. The work that comes of cleaning things like limescale and soap scum can be incredibly tiring, and for that reason, many people avoid it completely! You will find that increasing the rate with which you clean the bathroom will reduce the amount of time and effort that it takes each time, meaning that you can get it all done extremely easily if you want to. Try to do a full bathroom clean every week, and if you pay it all the attention that you need, you should find that you can do the job in ten minutes or so, simply because it will be a case of wiping things down, rather than scrubbing away at build up residue!
If you have a particularly tough time ahead of you by way of limescale on various metal surfaces, then try covering them in vinegar overnight. In a similar way to how a tooth dissolves in coca cola over a few days, the vinegar will eat through the limescale, so that you can rinse it off in the morning. Use sandwich bags or cling film to keep the vinegar on the tap all night, and see how much it can help you. If you are at all worried about using certain chemicals on certain surfaces, then be sure to get professional advice on the matter, to prevent any expensive mistakes.
In many ways, soap scum and hard water marks on the bath and sink are just as difficult to clean as the lime scale on taps is. Ensure that you leave any cream cleaner that you use on there for as long as possible before rinsing it off, as this will give the chemicals a decent chance to work their way in to the tough exterior of the scum, and break it all down from the inside. In some ways, it can be best to cover the bath and sink in the cleaning fluid and then go and do something else, returning to it in half an hour or so. Use a stiff brush and really dig into the scum. A longer handle on the brush will mean that you have to bend down and work at it less, which will make things a little easier. Rinse any residue soap off with the shower head, and run around the sink and bath a sponge so that you push every last bit of dirt down the plug hole!
With the toilet, bleach it up and give it a scrub with the toilet brush. This will help to clean both the bowl and the brush. Stick the brush in the middle of the bowl and add bleach of vinegar, and leave it to soak as you wipe down the outside of the toilet with disinfectant. Flush the toilet of the bleach and return the brush to it’s stand, with a little disinfectant in the bowl of the stand.
Once you have done all this, you should window clean the mirrors to avoid any streaks, and scrub the tiles down. If your tiles are above the bath or sink then do this before you clean them, as otherwise you are essentially undoing all of your good work! The same goes for cleaning the floor, do this last, as then there will be no chance of it getting dirty again!