The bathroom, it’s probably one of the least favorite parts of the house to clean—and usually for good reason. Hair gets clogged down drains, soap scum leaves marks on the shower, weird residues seem to linger everywhere, and more.

Soap scum will undoubtedly happen as this is the result of adding soap to hard water. But don’t let it sit there as soap scum has been reported to contain a potentially pathogenic bacteria—it causes disease. And the shower head can harbor a pathogen that is linked to pulmonary disease.

The shower may seem particularly daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. There’s a fairly simple way to tackle cleaning the shower: start from the top. The shower head is a quick and easy start. Just fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, dip the shower head into the liquid and tie the bag in place. Leave it to soak overnight and run the water to rinse.

Are your plastic shower curtains showing signs of wear? Give them a spin in the washing machine with regular detergent and a few old towels to remove soap scum and mildew. Then rehang them to dry. If you have shower doors instead, add a few drops of white vinegar to a cup of baking soda and mix until you have a paste. Then apply the past to the door, let it sit for an hour and rub clean and rinse.

If you have a tub, give it a scrub once a week, or once every few months you can fill it was hot water, then drain it and apply a bathroom cleaner and let it sit for 15 minutes. Then scrub the tub clean and you’ll really see it shine.

To keep your bathroom clean in between deep cleanses, regularly wipe condensation from all surfaces after showering and leave the windows open for one hour a day to reduce humidity.