Lady Macbeth's Guide to Keeping Your Bathroom Clean

The bathroom is one of the rooms of your home that can be most difficult to keep clean. If bathroom cleanliness is one of your top priorities, take a moment to read Lady Macbeth's guide to keeping your bathroom clean.

"Out, damned spot! Out I say!" 

For those who don't know the story of Shakespeare's Macbeth, late in the fifth act, Lady Macbeth begins to sleepwalk and exclaims, "What, will these hands ne'er be clean?" She goes on to curse the spot on her hand that she cannot seem to clean off. 

Common misconceptions of those who only know the quotes and not the play's plot is that Lady Macbeth was a woman driven mad from an obsessive need for a clean palace. Actually, she goes crazy over the guilt of plotting the murder of the king. 

However, throughout the centuries, many have used the quotes as a play on words to advertise cleaning products or shamelessly plug other brands. (Just like we have done in this article.)

So, if you're looking for some pro tips on ways to keep your bathroom clean, this article can tell you how.

Key Takeaways:

  • Incorporating touchless technology in your bathroom will keep dirty hands off surfaces and make keeping your bathroom clean long after you’ve scrubbed a lot easier.
  • Rim-free toilets limit the number of times you clean your toilets. There are even wall-hung versions that offer a sleek look and make cleaning the floor less cumbersome. 
  • Keeping cleaning supplies in the cabinet under the sink will allow you to spot clean when you see a spot that needs a quick wipe. You should also opt for groutless surfaces so that you have one less thing to scrub.

How to Keep Your Bathroom Clean

Germs are everywhere in your bathroom. Did you know that roughly 57% of people have mold on their shower curtains? That's disturbing. 

For people who prefer to keep their bathroom clean, knowing how (and what) to clean regularly may keep you and the members of your household healthy.

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Besides a regular cleaning routine, there are things you can do to ensure the bathroom stays clean. These seven (Lady Macbeth-approved) tips will help you enjoy your bathroom between your deep cleaning events.

1. Go Touchless

Touchless bathroom technology is more than just innovative. What people see as a necessity in public restrooms and a luxury in homes is one way to help keep your bathroom clean. 

From hands-free actuators and faucets, you can opt for a sleek and modern design and go touchless. Germy hands stay off faucets, and your bathroom stays clean long after you've scrubbed every surface. 

2. Avoid the Use of Bar Soap  

Bar soap is not as clean as people think. Not only does it deposit filmy soap scum on surfaces, but it's also not as sanitary as liquid soap. 

Over 50% of healthy individuals have Staphylococcus aureus in their throats, nasal passages, on their skin, and in their hair. You can contaminate the bar of soap with this harmful bacterium creating the potential for spreading staph. 

Opt for a soap dispenser. You can even get one that is hands-free to go with the rest of your touchless bathroom gear.  

3. Install a Rim-Free Toilet 

Installing a toilet with no rim will give you one less crevice to clean. No one wants to reach for a bacteria-filled toilet brush and desperately scrub away particles that have collected under the rim. 

A good portion of the odor in your bathroom comes from the collection of grime under the toilet rim. Rim-free toilets not only eliminate the awful chore of scrubbing but also keep your bathroom fresh. 

4. Avoid Clutter 

The battle you fight in your bathroom doesn't just come from a dirty toilet seat but rather from clutter. Keep the counters clean by keeping everything unneeded out of sight and easily accessible with baskets or storage solutions for items such as toothbrushes and combs. 

Not only does a clutter-free bathroom look cleaner, but it also feels more spacious. Brighten up your bathroom by keeping your things tidy.

5. Consider In-Wall Plumbing

In-wall plumbing for your toilet and your sinks will make cleaning the bathroom much easier. Opting to conceal unsightly plumbing and toilet tanks also adds an aesthetic element most people don't consider. 

You can even go one step further and install a wall-hung toilet. That way, when you clean the floors, you don't have to mop around the base of the commode.

6. Keep Cleaning Supplies Nearby

COVID-19 brought about public awareness regarding the need to keep our personal spaces clean. As a result, people are cleaning their bathrooms more often. 

Before COVID, 7% cleaned their bathroom three times a week. After COVID, 33% clean their bathroom three times a week. Keeping your cleaning supplies handy will allow you to clean your bathroom as often as possible without searching for the necessary products.

Pie graph of how often people cleaned their bathroom post-COVID


The cabinet under the sink is perfect for storing all your cleaning supplies. Having your cleaning supplies handy will make keeping your bathroom clean easier. It's also useful if you want to spot clean little messes.

7. Opt for Groutless Surfaces 

Let's face it – no one wants to scrub the grout. Yet, there are a lot of germs, dirt, and grime in it. Nowhere does it say you have to have grout in your bathroom. Eliminate the use of grout between tiles and other surface areas.

Keeping Your Bathroom Clean is Easy with Products from Geberit

The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your house. Keeping it clean is no easy chore. At Geberit, we have the products to help you maintain the cleanliness of your bathroom. 

From concealed tank and carrier systems to touchless technology that keeps grimy hands off your clean surfaces, you will no longer struggle to keep this busy room clean. 

Contact us here at Geberit to learn more about our products that make cleaning your bathroom a breeze.