How to Clean Your Sink and Toilet

Everyone loves a clean bathroom, but not everyone loves actually cleaning their bathroom. Not that a thorough cleaning has to be difficult or laborious – if you start your bathroom cleaning routine with your sink and toilet, you can quickly complete the first steps toward achieving the clean bathroom you’re seeking. 

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How to clean your bathroom sink

Your sink is arguably the least gross of all your bathroom fixtures, and it’s also a natural starting point when you clean your bathroom. It’s usually the most easily accessible fixture in your bathroom, as you likely won’t have to bend down or reach into awkward crevices to thoroughly clean it. Plus, little work and few materials are involved in cleaning it.

How to clean your bathroom sink drain

You should clean your bathroom sink drain even if it’s not clogged. Pour some white vinegar down your drain and flush it out with hot water to start cleaning your bathroom sink. 

You may also want to directly clean your drain stopper, which you can usually disconnect from your drain with just a few simple counterclockwise turns. Scrub any grime and buildup from the stopper and the inside of your drain using a paper towel or other disposable cleaning item. Then, screw the stopper back into place and run hot water at maximum pressure to check that your sink is properly draining.

How to clean your bathroom sink faucet and taps

Bathroom sink faucets and taps are perhaps the single easiest items to clean in a bathroom. Simply spray these surfaces with a disinfectant and wipe them down. As an optional additional step, you can use dental floss to abrade grime off the space where the base of the faucet and taps meet your sink. You should overall focus on thorough faucet and tap disinfection since your hands – and your guests’ or roommates’ hands – often come into contact with these sink surfaces, leaving all kinds of microbes and dirt behind.

How to clean your toilet

How to clean your toilet bowl

When it comes to cleaning your toilet, kitchen staples – believe it or not – can be your best friend. For an all-natural toilet clean, gently pour one cup of baking soda into your toilet bowl. Make sure to spread the baking soda across the interior porcelain surfaces of your toilet bowl rather than just letting it all dissolve in the toilet water. After letting the baking soda sit for a few minutes, scrub it down with a toilet cleaning brush. Complete your cleaning with a standard toilet flush. Alternatively, a typical store-bought toilet bowl cleaner is just as effective as baking soda.

How to clean your exterior toilet surfaces

For the exterior surfaces of your toilet, you can use a simple disinfectant and wipe it down, just as with your sink. Make sure to disinfect your toilet flush handle, as this tiny part of the toilet can harbor more bacteria than even the toilet seat. Be sure to also disinfect the inner surfaces of your toilet seat and lid, not to mention the gap between your toilet seat and tank.

What sink and toilet cleaning tips do you have? Share them in the comments!

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