Keeping your bathroom sink clean is essential for maintaining good hygiene and a fresh-smelling bathroom. In this article, I will include the sink counter as a part of the process. After all, what good is cleaning the sink basin if the surrounding surface remains a mess? Here are some simple steps to help you clean your bathroom sink effectively:
- All-purpose cleaner
- Baking soda
- Soft sponge or cloth
- Old toothbrush
Clear the Sink
Remove all items cluttering the countertop. As you do, take the opportunity to wipe away dust and grime from each object. Wipe them down over the sink basin, which you will clean later. If toothpaste scum covers your toothbrush stand, wash it as you would your dishes. Dirty toiletries and makeup containers cluttering the counter are the primary reasons bathrooms feel dirty, so don’t skip this step!
Wipe the Counter with a Damp Rag Before You Clean
Before you sanitize the surface, it is a good idea to prime the surface with a damp rag. This step will lift makeup powder, scattered hair, fingernail clippings, and other debris. Once you’ve done that, spray the surface with an all-purpose cleaner and wipe the surface with a clean rag.
Rinse the Sink Basin with Hot Water
You want to clear any of the debris that has fallen into the basin from the counter, and using hot water will weaken any of the scum that has built up from toothpaste, shaving cream, and makeup. It will also flush any debris swept into the basin from the steps above, as well as facial hair leftover from shaving.
Clean with Baking Soda & Vinegar or All-Purpose Cleaner
Dusting the basin with a layer of baking soda followed by spritzing white vinegar is a very efficient way to lift any remaining grime, but for many, the process is a little too cumbersome. If you want to keep it simple, spray the bowl with an all-purpose cleaner or use a damp sponge with dish soap and scrub until clean! If you try the baking soda and vinegar combo, let it sit while the solution fizzes, and then finish by rinsing out the basin with hot water. Some light scrubbing may still be necessary.
Don’t Ignore Nooks & Crannies
The narrow counter space behind the faucet tends to build up with a lot of hair, dust, nail clippings, and other gunk. As long as you’re cleaning everything up, make sure to attend to these details! It may seem like a small area, but it makes a big difference.
I hope you found this guide helpful! If you live on the Central Coast and are a bit too busy to take on bathroom cleaning yourself, give Master Clean USA a call! We’d love to give you a hand.