These are the only 6 bathroom cleaning supplies you need in your caddy for sparkling results

Feelin' clean as helllll

Best bathroom cleaning supplies image on pink bubble background with Method bathroom cleaner, The Pink Stuff paste and RMR86 mold spray
(Image credit: Future)

ICYDK: you need to clean your bathroom with different cleaning supplies than you'd clean your kitchen or your bedroom with. How comes? Bathrooms are damp and are very prone to mold and mildew build-up, while if you live in a hard water area like me, you'll need some limescale-busting products to make a real difference. Otherwise, you'll end up putting in a load of elbow grease for not very impressive results.

Cleaning your bathroom every day is not a vibe. Yes, your Mom might do it, but ain't nobody got time for that IMO. And, if you buy the best of the best products, you shouldn't need to do this job every day. Especially if you live alone or with only one other person. Do it right and do it once (a week).

Quick Menu:
1. The best bathroom cleaning supplies
2. FAQs
3. How we test

These are the best tried and tested bathroom cleaning supplies to buy for the cleaning caddy that lives in your washroom. Besides the obvious products (like bleach and a toilet brush) that you need, here's what else you need to buy if you're totally clueless like I was when I first moved out. Basically, here's how to whiz through that bathroom cleaning checklist of yours within 10 mins...

The best bathroom cleaning supplies

So, you've clued up on how to clean a bathroom but now need to know what to use to clean a bathroom. Well, here's your shopping list...


What items do I need to clean my bathroom?

We'd say that everything on our list is a must-have when it comes to cleaning your bathroom. If you want to go minimal, you at least need:

- A bathroom cleaner (or multi-surface cleaner)
- A limescale cleaner (most bathroom cleaners are limescale cleaners)
- A mold cleaner
- A toilet cleaner
- A window/glass cleaner

You'll also need some cleaning cloths (the MR SIGA ones from Amazon are highly rated). It's handy to also have a stainless steel cleaner, but this isn't a necessity. 

What else do I need to keep my bathroom clean?

How we tested these bathroom cleaning products

Cleaning products are so important when it comes to making your home sparkle, which is why we've gone to lengths to test the majority of these products out firsthand as a team at Real Homes. The products we've given a star rating have been tested, while the others have been featured based on their customer reviews.

First of all, we asked our whole team what their favorite bathroom products are (and their reasons why) so that we can show you why we really think these products are worth your money. Then, we include the products that we've used to test cleaning hacks and to write our how-to cleaning guides, too. 

Annie Collyer
Head Ecommerce Editor

Hi! I'm Annie, and I'm the Head Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes. I've been part of the Real Homes team since 2018, when I joined as Deals Editor. Along with covering major sales events — from Black Friday to Amazon Prime Day — I review home must-haves so that you can buy with peace of mind. Mostly focusing on home fragrance and sleep, as well as a few vacuum cleaners, I've tested pretty much every item you can think of that you need in your home. I live on the outskirts of the city in a two-bed apartment with my husband and my pug, Doug. So I am always searching for compact alternatives and ways to save floor space. What about when I am not typing away? Well, you'll find me enjoying an iced coffee (no matter the season) and trying out the latest brunch spots the city has to offer, or booking my next holiday. Where else can you find my words? Livingetc, Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home, Gardeningetc, and Woman & Home.