My dirty little bathroom secret

I’m sharing my dirty little bathroom secrets in this post sponsored by Clorox.

If you want to know how clean your house really is, have a baby. I’m telling you, ever since my little guy started crawling, all of our dirty little secrets have come to light. From the wood floors that needed to be dusted, to the baseboards that could use a wipe down, at least now I have a great incentive to clean! 

Out of every room in the house, the bathrooms are the ones that challenge me the most. Mold and mildew are not good for anyone, but they’re especially dangerous for babies. I don’t want my son to get sick, so I’m a fanatic about wiping everything down again and again and again.

It doesn’t help that Jamie loves to get into everything, and he hasn’t learned boundaries, yet. I can’t tell you how often I’ve had to kindly escort his little butt out of the bathroom so I can do my duty in private. More frequently, though, he stays in the bathroom with me. What can I say? Mom life.

Of course, I clean the tub and sink with Clorox® Regular Bleach₂ with CLOROMAX® to keep the mold and mildew away. CLOROMAX® is an invisible protective shield that repels stains on hard surfaces. That means the more I use it, the easier it will be to clean the bathroom over time. I can definitely get with that.

I also wipe down the sink and the toilet to remove bathroom germs. Most importantly, for obvious reasons, is the floor. I can say without a doubt that my bathroom floors have not been as clean as they are now since my daughter was my son’s age.

That was almost 8 years ago.

Don’t judge me. So what, it took a tiny boy crawling on the floor searching for anything to put into his mouth to motivate me to get serious about my bathroom floors? All that matters is that my bathroom is clean, which means that we can enjoy things like bath time without worrying about any lingering mold and mildew!

Using Clorox to clean isn’t new to me. I remember my grandmother cleaning her bathrooms with a big bucket of hot water and bleach. Looking back, I remember how the porcelain tub, toilet and sink would sparkle and everything would smell clean and fresh..

Not much has changed from the way she used to clean with Clorox to how we use Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® on non-porous surfaces:

  • Step 1: Wash, wipe or rinse items with water.
  • Step 2: Apply disinfecting solution of 1/2 cup of Clorox® Regular Bleach2 with CLOROMAX® with 1 gallon of water.
  • Step 3: Let stand 5 minutes before rinsing.
  • Step 4: Rinse thoroughly
  • Step 5: Let air dry.

How to use Clorox® Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach

  • To Clean, Sanitize and Disinfect your toilet bowl:
    • Step 1: Flush toilet before cleaning
    • Step 2: Apply 6 oz. under and around rim to coat the inside of bowl
    • Step 3: Scrub entire bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes for sanitizing, or 10 minutes for disinfecting. Do not allow pets or children to access the toilet during this time
    • Step 4: Flush toilet

As my little family gets older, I will do whatever I can to keep them healthy. I may not get to  “tinkle” on my own, but knowing that my baby is sitting on a clean and disinfected floor with the least number of germs  in the bathroom is a good enough for me!

What’s your dirty little bathroom secret? How do you clean it up?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Clorox. The opinions and text are all mine.