Bathroom Cleaning Solutions with Scotch-Brite

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Scotch-Brite Bathroom Cleaning Winner

If you’ve been following my blog over the past year, you know that my hubby and I put on our DIY hats and decided to tackle the huge project of totally renovating our main family bathroom – by ourselves.  We took an unexpected break from the job over the summer, but we are now 98% done.  Whoot!  Stay tuned for the big reveal coming soon.  If you’re reading this post, you’ll get a little sneak peek.  ;)

One thing I have been enjoying is organizing our new space and incorporating some new products that are functional, but don’t detract from the fresh, clean, and stylish look we worked so hard to achieve.

I’ve been working with Scotch-Brite over the last few months, sharing some of their new cleaning products with you, so I was thrilled to try out their brand new “stylish” bathroom cleaning product line.

Scotch-Brite Giveaway

One thing I’ve always hated to keep in the bathroom is the dreaded plunger.  Thankfully, our plumbing is good so it’s not something we have to use too often, but who wants to keep an ugly black plunger in their nice new bathroom “just in case”?  I was thrilled to see that Scotch-Brite’s new plunger has a cover so it can be placed inconspicuously near the toilet without drawing attention to it!

Scotch-Brite Plunger with Cover

The toilet bowl brush is also much more stylish than my old one.  I never thought I’d use the words “stylish” and “toilet bowl brush” together in a sentence, but I like how it’s sort of hidden by the cover, but also open to the air so it can dry after each use.

Scotch-Brite Toilet Bowl Brush

The Comfort Grip handles are easy to hold and make the chore of cleaning a little easier.

Easy Cleaning with Scotch-Brite

Here’s a tip I learned a while ago that will keep your toilet brush holder cleaner: when you are cleaning the bathroom, clean the toilet first.  After you are finished, close the seat on top of the brush handle to let it drip dry while you are cleaning the rest of the room.  This prevents the holder from becoming gross.

Toilet Cleaning Tip with Scotch-Brite

In addition to the toilet bowl brush and the plunger, Scotch-Brite also enhanced the look and usability of some of their bathroom cleaning products including the scrub brush, grout & detail tool, and squeegee.

Scotch-Brite Cleaning Products

Check out the new Scotch-Brite bathroom products line on Scotch-Brite.com and follow them on Facebook for the most up to date news on new products and deals.

How do you tackle the bathroom cleaning chore?

I don’t know anyone who likes cleaning their bathroom, so I’d love for you to share what you have done to make the job easier to keep it clean and fresh.

Simply leave a comment below with your advice and you’ll be entered to win a Scotch-Brite Bathroom Cleaning bundle!

The Fine Print:

  • One winner will be chosen randomly using Random.org to receive a Scotch-Brite bathroom cleaning product bundle including:
    • Toilet Bowl Brush & Holder
    • Comfort Grip Scrub Brush
    • Portable Plunger & Holder
    • Grout & Detail Tool
    • Squeegee
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Open to U.S. Residents only.
  • Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  • Giveaway begins Friday, September 21, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time Sunday, September 29, 2013.
  • Winner will be e-mailed and announced here on Monday, September 30, 2013.
  • Winner has 7 days to respond to e-mail.

 

This post was sponsored by 3M Scotch-Brite.  My opinions are 100% my own and I was not influenced to write a positive review.  If I don’t like a product, I won’t promote it!

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  1. Kate says:

    How do I tackle it? I don’t. Part of our prenuptial agreement 16 years ago was that I was in charge of cooking, vacuuming and dusting and my husband was in charge of dishes and bathrooms. I often step in to help with the dishes, but rarely volunteer for bathroom duty. :)

  2. Deb says:

    I take 2 scratchie rags and one mirror cleaning rag in the bathroom. I start with the sink, then clean the bathtub with the same rag, then the outside of the toilet, starting at the top, then the inside with the brush. Then I take the second rag and wipe the entire floor, even behind the toilet. After that dries, I come back and clean the mirror and shine up the metal parts. I always change the hand towel and make sure that the shower curtain is pulled across as well.

  3. Ashton says:

    I keep a dishwashing “wand” filled with half peroxide, and half Dawn in my shower, and clean it while I’m in there. I HATE cleaning the tub and shower, so this is the only way it gets done!! :)

  4. Heather H. says:

    I always let my shower run as hot as possible for 2-3 minutes before cleaning the tub/shower area. This loosens up all of the dirt and soap scum to make cleaning a little easier!

  5. Sandy Ciccotelli says:

    I take less than 5 minutes each morning to “swish and swipe” after getting dressed. Wipe mirror, counter, sink, and toilet, then sweep floor and done!

  6. Andrea says:

    I’m embarrassed to say, I usually wait to tackle the bathroom until I can’t stand it anymore. I’m talking about the drawers overflowing to the point I start using them as extensions to my vanity, and don’t even get me started on the shower. Maybe these new tools will help. *One can hope right?*

  7. Kristie says:

    If it is cleaned regularly–wiped down everyday–regular cleaning everywhere–it doesn`t get so gross that you “hate to clean the bathroom” Otherwise it really isn`t a fun job–it also helps keep the smell clean!!

  8. Karen P says:

    I have the boys clean the bathrooms now. LOL with having 5 boys in the house. They get to clean their tinkle spots.

  9. Ann C says:

    Since cleaning the bathroom is a dreaded necessity, I usually tackle the hardest job first (shower/bathtub), so that the rest of the bathroom (toilet and vanity/sink) seems less of a chore. I do the floor last because there is usually some splashed cleaner or water and dirt left behind.

  10. Andrea says:

    I am getting married in October. My kids and I are moving to my fiances home, which he has lived in with a friend as bachelors for the last 2-3 years. I started cleaning the house, so we could start moving in. I decided to start with the bathroom. I don’t think they had cleaned it the whole time they lived there. Needless to say, it took me hours of scrubbing, sweating and maybe a little cursing, to get it clean. Now everytime I use this now clean bathroom, I remember what it looked like before and what it took to clean it. Needless to say it motivates me to keep it clean.

  11. Amanda M says:

    I clean as I go thru the week. Toilet one day, sink next day, etc. That way I don’t feel like a slave to cleaning the bathroom once a week. Also, keep cleaners IN the bathroom so I don’t have go drag them out from under the kitchen sink. :)

  12. Elena Vassilieva says:

    I have a bottle of vinegar solution by my shower. Every time I take a shower I wipe the shower dry with a rag and that vinegar solution. This way I don’t really ever have to clean the shower at all. Next, since I have a wet rug in my hand, I use it to wipe something else in the bathroom: part of the floor, some counters, toilet or around it. I rotate, so I clean the bathroom as a part of my routine. I don’t really have to do a special “bathroom cleaning event”

  13. Amber says:

    Love the new look of Scotch-Brite!!!!!! Their products make cleaning the bathroom so much easier and faster. My tip……I try to clean the tub or shower as soon as I get out. At least that way it does not get nearly as dirty. I also swish and swipe my toilet every other day.

  14. Lesa says:

    Cleaning the bathroom is never an easy task! I like to have my favorite music on and try to picture what I want the bathroom to look like when I’m done. Sounds simple, but it helps me stay focused on the end result and not what I have to do to get there!

  15. Christine Meyer says:

    I’m such a neat-freak (as I’m affectionately known by my entire family) and the bathroom is always my least favorite place to clean. I loved your tip about the toilet bowl cleaner…I was just looking at mine and thinking I need a new one and now that I know that, I can probably make it last longer next time.

    I have found that the less clutter on your sink and behind your toilet, the easier the bathroom is to clean because you have less to move around while you’re wiping things down. I keep my bathroom toiletries organized under the sink or in the drawers of our vanity…less clutter also gives the bathroom a simple and clean look (even if the bathroom itself hasn’t been cleaned).

    Also, to make it more fun…I turn on my 80′s dance station while I clean (personal preference, but music always makes things better!).

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  16. Christy says:

    I love how the new Scotch Brite cleaning line is so sleek. I always hated having the toilet bowl cleaner and plunger in the bathroom that guests use, so I wind up storing it under the kitchen sink and lugging it back & forth between the bathroom hating that by chance it will fall and make a mess somewhere. I also LOVE your tip on letting the toilet bowl cleaner drip dry while cleaning the rest of the bathroom. I NEVER would have thought of that. Thank You for that little tip. Also thank you to Scotch-Brite for the Giveaway. I love their products and I am excited to try all the new things that they have out now.

  17. Melanie Anderson says:

    I leave the squeegie in the shower to run down the doors after showering to keep the doors clean.

  18. muriel says:

    I try to wipe down the bathroom each day so it doesn’t get too dirty.

  19. Kim B says:

    I keep a scotch brite wand filled with dish soap and vinegar in every bathroom for quick clean up after almost every shower.

  20. My tip for cleaning the bathroom is to do a quick clean every day. That makes the thorough cleaning go more quickly and thus much easier.

  21. Roylene Stinson says:

    A quick and simple swish of the toilet bowl with your brush every day will keep it clean and tidy.

  22. Rebecca F. says:

    Clean your bathroom the same day each week. This way you can just do a light cleaning each week instead of waiting until it gets so bad that you have to give it a big cleaning.

  23. Stacy says:

    I live with 3 guys (my fiance, his dad, and his brother) so the bathroom has always been my most hated chore. I use to do it only once a week but by then the toilet, and sometimes on the floor behind the toilet, was so gross that it made me hate cleaning the bathroom even more. So I started doing a quick clean of the bathroom every night after everyone else was in bed. Then once a week I do a deep clean. Makes it 1000x better and less of a hassle and a lot less gross

  24. Sarah says:

    I am bad about cleaning the bathroom. I keep those instant wipes in there, and try and do quick wipe-offs, and then when I deep-clean I grumble about it. Not sure if this counts as “how I handle” it. LOL

  25. Glyn says:

    Honestly, cleaning the bathrooms is one of the jobs I dislike the most! I don’t really have ways to make it easier, I just do it to get it over with. =) These tools look like they’ll help a lot, though! Thank you for the giveaway!

  26. LindaB says:

    I love all the Scotch Brite products I have tried. I am moving into a new to me home soon, so the squeegee and other products will help keep my bathroom shiny clean without much effort on my part.

  27. Ruthe says:

    Hi Ginny,
    Looks like great products. I have always liked Scotch-Brite products. I use an old toothbrush to get in those little hard to reach areas in the bathroom.

  28. Donna Ingalls says:

    I hang a Squeegee in the shower so that it gets used after each person showers.That way the glass shower door stays much cleaner. I also spray my cleaner on the tiles in the shower and let it sit for an hour, then scrub and wipe down. Makes cleaning so much easier m

  29. Cindy S says:

    I recently impulse bought a Scotch-Brite shower soap scum wand and eraser for my tubs and showers – love it! I put a command hook up in the shower so I can quickly ‘erase’ the soap scum every time as I get out of the shower. My only other tips is that I just plan a certain day of the week to scrub down the bathrooms so that I do it, other wise I tend to ignore them if I can!

  30. Mama Z says:

    I keep the dish washing wand in my shower too- 1/2 dawn soap and 1/2 vinegar. So much quicker since I’m already in there anyway. :-). Magic eraser for the tub and walls, kiddos do the mirrors and the toilets….. Ugh….. Don’t have a great plan for that… Gonna try the leave the brush hanging under the seat Til it’s dry trick- thank you!!!!

  31. Sara says:

    I could some help with bathrooms. I have an 8 year old boy who still doesn’t always remember to put the seat up or aim very well. He cleans the bathrooms pretty well, but with two small kids it feels like a constant battle.

  32. Elizabeth says:

    Most mornings after getting ready, I use a disposable wipe on the counter top and on toilet seat and just inside the toilet. Then once or twice a week I scrub the toilet. The shower/bath is a different story. HATE that, so thankfully hubby does that more than I do!!!!!!

  33. Kris Josefy says:

    I put a cup of vinegar in the toilet once a week to help clean the ring, seems to help. I also use a squeegee on the tile in the shower so it doesn’t sit after every shower. The bathroom is my least favorite room to tend to although it is probably one of the most used.

  34. Cheri says:

    Dishwashing wand with Dawn and vinegar for the shower walls and also in a spray bottle. Thanks for the tip for drip drying the toilet brush. :)

  35. Randi Jo says:

    Thank you so much for this blog. I love these products and want to go out and find them at Wal-Mart!! Getting in my truck now!

  36. Hayden says:

    I really do not look forward to cleaning bathrooms! Looks like this will make my job a little quicker and easier! I am excited to learn about this and I will look for it at the store!

  37. Mama T says:

    I try my best to keep up on it everyday so that it stays manageable. Then when I go to clean the toilet and shower, its not so bad.

  38. Cheryl F. says:

    I spray and soak. It’s much easier to wipe up messes that way.

  39. pattricia loser says:

    I do a quick swipe in the toilet and wipe off the counter every morning and again at night.

  40. Mary Beth says:

    I clean my shower while I take my shower in the morning. I wipe down one wall while my conditioner is setting in my hair. The next day I do a different wall. Only takes a few seconds and is easy to rinse with the shower head.

  41. Rachel says:

    I despise cleaning bathrooms but love it once they are actually clean. I started using a dishwashing wand in the shower with vinegar and Dawn dish soap and that has helped keep the tub and shower clean. Also looking forward to the day when my kiddos can help me clean, I know that will help!

  42. Crystal says:

    Like lots of others listed, I’ve started using a refillable scrubber filled with dishsoap and vinegar for the shower and bath tub. The toilets are my most dreaded job (since we have 3 little kids they get dirty fast). I’d love to win these products so they could be out in the open (and thus used more frequently) instead of hidden underneath the sink!

  43. Minette says:

    I use Clorax bathroom clean-ups when I’m in a hurry. I also love the Norwex cloths for cleaning mirrors & windows! All you need is water on the cleaning cloth & a dry polishing cloth (both are Norwex cloths) and you simply wipe the mirror with the wet cloth & dry it with the polishing cloth…no streaks…EVER! Don’t have any sons…I know boys seem to make the bathroom dirty faster…but my hubby tends to be really neat, so the bathroom doesn’t get real dirty :o)

  44. Minette says:

    Oh…we also wipe down the shower after each use with a Norwex cloth as well…then there is very little shower cleaning that needs to be done!

  45. Amanda Paige says:

    Well if it doesn’t get clean it will get worse so I have to clean it. I try to do stuff as soon as I notice it so it won’t get worse.

  46. Amanda says:

    I start from top to bottom. Mirrors, countertops, shower, tub, toilet, floors. In that order, every time.

  47. TaMara says:

    We have really hard water, so I spray the toilet with CLR once a week. I don’t scrub it, just spray it, and let it sit. It helps to prevent that hard water ring and I still only have to scrub once a week!

  48. Gwen McBrien says:

    I do a daily quick clean of sink and toilet. I wipe down the shower while I’m in there and once a week sweep and clean mirrors.

  49. I have a dishwand in my shower filled with one part vinegar and one part dishsoap. I wipe the shower down at the end of my shower everyday. It keeps the tub/shower sparkling

  50. vicki says:

    I keep a Swiffer in the bathroom to wipe up all of my hair that falls out. Other than just the normal cleaning. I hate cleaning bathrooms.

  51. Tammy says:

    I hate the bathroom cleaning too! But I recently discovered the dawn/vinegar solution to keep in the shower…what a difference! Totally changed my life. The cleaning of the walls in the bathtub shower and the shower stall in the master bath were always the hated jobs of everyone. Now it’s done while we are in the shower. No more complaining and the walls are always clean!!!

  52. D. Jones says:

    Swish and Swipe every day….Its the Flylady way!

  53. Kristi Schales says:

    I start with the sink, then toilet, then the tub, and lastly the floor.

  54. Becky says:

    I have 2boys & a messy hubby. So my bathrooms are always a mess. I try to do a quick wipe down everyday but once a month they get a total clean from top to bottom.

  55. Kristi says:

    I hired someone to clean my bathrooms for me. =) But I do keep them picked up and pretty neat for day to day living, so they don’t feel too bad.

  56. Jamie L. says:

    I keep Clorox wipes under the bathroom sink for quick clean ups often

  57. Jini Payne says:

    I quit using bar soap. That has really cut sown on the soap scum.

  58. Christina E says:

    I try to get cleaning products with long handles. I am short with long hair so cleaning behind the toilet was disgusting! I have used a variety of tools (they keep being discontinued) but I always have something with a 18″ to 24″ handle.

  59. Jolene Miller says:

    I put pine cleaner into the stool and close the lid. Then while I wipe down the sink, counter and tub the bathroom is infused with the clean pine scent. I then brush the toilet bowl, wipe down the stool and flush. Then I sweep the floor and give it a mopping every other day.

  60. Amanda says:

    My and my sister live together and she’s a clean freak and I’m not so you can tell who cleans the bathroom. I get called in only usually for plumber duty.

  61. Cynthia Round says:

    I try to wipe down the mirrors and vanity as I go so it doesn’t get too messy but my husband likes to come along and splash the mirrors and drip his contact juice all over the place not to mention when he shaves he doesn’t really clean up very throughly. It’s a constant battle to put away what you use. His theory is, I’m gonna need it again so why put it away.

    I usually start with cleaning off the vanity and then the mirrors, moving my way over to the toliet and finally the shower. Half the time I feel like I am done cleaning by the time I get to the toliet and forget all about the shower. I use Lysol wipes to clean everything in my bathroom and scrubbing bubbles for the bathtub. I am getting ready to complelely redo my bathroom, which I think will make keeping it clean so much easier! I think these Scotch Brite products would look great in my new bathroom!

  62. Grace says:

    Soak soak soak !!! Spray things down then go back in order and wipe down. No scrubbing :)

  63. My AMAZING, WONDERFUL, SUPER SEXY husband has cleaned our bathrooms for the past 28 years! He LOVES it! I LOVE that he loves it! I adore the style of these new products and they actually fit the color scheme of my bathroom! Wahoo! So this is a WIN WIN in my book. Easy cleaning for HIM! Easy on the eyes for all of us! <3

  64. Annette C says:

    Growing up, I dreaded cleaning out the bathroom, so I’d volunteer to vacuum, or dust, just to get out of it. My sister ended up doing the job. Now that I’m older, it’s me, so I try to not let it get too out of control by doing a little bit thru the week, so as to not be overwhelmed. Plus, I have a bad back, so I have to do things in small increments. A nifty cheap tool I use is Polident or any other tablets that are used to clean dentures. Although I am not a denture wearer yet, I have found that since these tablets can get gunk off your dentures, they can get gunk off of your toilets, and sinks. I plop a tablet in the toilet in the morning, and later on, I take the brush and give it a swirl-voila! Cleaned toilet, and I didn’t do anything spectacular other than drop a tablet in the toilet bowl. I even popped them into a glass decanter and an acrylic cup that had some serious calcium build up (we have very hard water here), and in no time they looked amazingly better. The great thing is that you can get a box at Dollar Tree for cheap. Anyway-that and cleaning the mirrors and fixtures with window cleaner and newspapers to dry them-lint free.That makes you look like you’ve spent a good deal of time wiping them down.

  65. Veronica Jacobson says:

    I actually use Melaleuca products which are less harsh than some of the chemicals in the store and safer in the house for my dog. I love looking at the shower after it has been scrubbed down and rinsed. It really makes me smile when I look over there in the bathroom. : )

  66. Shirley says:

    I swish and wipe down everything every morning after my shower. A little each day and there is not a big job to do.

  67. Mary Q says:

    I can’t wait to try the new scotch bright line. The new easy grip handles will be a blessing for those of us who have trouble with our hands and wrists!

    When I take a bath I stay in the tub as it drains and wipe down around where the water lines would be it does not require much force and it keeps the tub clean!

  68. Rea Liz says:

    My advice is to deep clean once a week and do wipe downs every day!

  69. Chrissy says:

    To clean the shower tiles, I soak heavy duty paper towels in bleach and place them on the tiles. Works well in cleaning :the grout. My secret weapon though is my husband having bathroom duty.

  70. Rita says:

    I keep wipes in the bathrooms. This way when I go to really scrub the bathroom its not too bad and doesnt take that long.

  71. michelle says:

    I keep the cleaning products in as many places as possible to make it easy to do quick clean ups.

  72. Teresa Clausen says:

    After raising 3 boys I’m very happy to only have husband to clean the bathroom after. I like the disposable toilet brush ends. Back in the day I always let my brush drip dry over the toilet. A quick wipe with disposable clothes most nights helps. Tip: use a sticky roll to easily get hair off floor or counter when done prepping in mornings. Husband worked for 3M for years so I luv Scotch products.

  73. Laura says:

    I have had baby wipes in our house for so long, that even though my kids are older, I have grown to love them so much I still buy them. In between major cleans they are great for wiping up messes on the sink and around/on the toilet! Then, just throw them away and you are done!

  74. Christi K. says:

    Since I have toddlers I like to make quick work of cleaning so I use scrub free cleaner in the bath/shower and I use wipes on the sink, counter, and seat. I like to add a little Pine Sol to the toilet to help keep it smelling fresh between cleanings.

  75. Pam says:

    I use as much disposable products as possible. Cleaning the bathroom is my least favorite thing to do but maybe with these new Scotch products it will be easier. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  76. Karen Young says:

    Last big cleaning was done by my DH.

  77. Darci says:

    Instead of sweeping the floor in my bathroom, I always use the attachment on my vacuum cleaner and suck up all the dirt and hair that’s on the floor. It is a lot easier and gets into all the tiny cracks and crevices!

  78. Leah says:

    Honestly, I don’t mind cleaning the bathroom. Maybe this is strange, but I’d rather clean the bathroom than do dishes, or dust. Actually I’d prefer it over a bunch of things. I think I like it because of the cleaning products I use. I use Method bathroom cleaners and they smell great!! I start by saying down the shower and letting it soak. I spray the sink and all around the toilet, then squirt the toilet bowl cleaner inside the toilet. I scrum down the shower, wipe of the sink (I only use white rags so that you can’t see lint balls everywhere), and then I wipe off the toilet. For the floors I use my handheld vacuum then I use my stream cleaner. Lastly I scrub the toilet. Thanks for having this giveaway!! :)

  79. Susan says:

    In a household of five children, our bathrooms get a lot of usage! A handy little trick I learned from Linda Cobb, aka “The Queen Of Clean”, is to use denture-cleaning tablets in the toilets. Seriously! I just drop a couple of tablets in the toilet and let them sit either overnight or during the day when no one is at home. Then all I have to do later is give a quick brush under the rim with the toilet wand and a quick wipe down with a Clorox wipe and, walla, toilets are clean! It helps to keep our toilets fresh and clean between weekly bathroom scrub-downs.

  80. Kathy Auten says:

    I clean the shower/tub before I wash up and after I’m done to keep soap scum from building up. Use elbow grease to get shower stall glass clean. Also use denture cleaner in toilets.

  81. Selena Y says:

    I’m ashamed to say that I put off cleaning the bathroom until I can convince my husband to do it. We’re buying a house so I’m hoping to developed a routine that I can actually live with.

  82. Mary Lookabill says:

    I have been cleaning houses for the past three years, so I do a lot of bathrooms on a weekly basis. I begin with the area closest to the door and then move clockwise around the room finishing with the floor. My own bathroom, I keep Lysol/Clorox wipes handy to wipe down faucets, seats and handles on a daily basis. I have been using left over shampoos and body washes for daily swishing of toilets and a cleaner once or twice weekly for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Bathrooms and kitchens can get pretty yucky very quickly. I have tried some of the Scotch-Brite products and am all for something that makes cleaning easier.

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