How to Clean a Bathroom Countertop & Sink

Get a bathroom countertop and sink that shine. Our method for cleaning bathroom sinks and countertops makes it easy to achieve a sparkling vanity.

A dirty bathroom countertop can ruin the start to your day. Luckily, there are small changes you can make to your daily and weekly cleaning routine that keep your primping space looking shiny and fresh. Check out our simple tips below to see how you can clean your bathroom countertops and sink faster, smarter, and better. This chore just got easier!

Your Simple Whole-House Cleaning Schedule

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How to Clean Countertops

Daily Habits: After your morning beauty routine, take a few minutes to make sure everything goes back in its designated space—toothbrush in a cup, makeup back in the drawers, and hair tools hidden behind cabinets. A clear countertop makes it easier to wipe down the surface every day before you leave. This small but meaningful addition to your daily routine will make a big difference to the look of your bathroom.

Wipe Down: It's easy to get pulled into the many aisles of cleaning supplies at grocery stores. With the colorful options and promising claims to clean your bathroom best, it seems like a no-brainer. However, you can save a lot of money by making your own cleaning agent with items you already have at home. Sure, it won't come in the same bright packaging, but it will work all the same. To make it, mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spritz it on the counter and scrub with a mildly abrasive cleanser or baking soda paste.

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How to Clean a Bathroom Sink

Let your cleaning water do the work. Fill your sink with a few inches of hot water. Add your favorite bathroom cleaner or a cup or two of white vinegar. Rub the mixture around the faucet. Dip a rag into the water and wipe down the countertop. Then toss the small items that need cleaning into the water, such as your soap tray or toothpaste cup. Let everything sit for at least 10 minutes and then drain the sink and rinse and dry the items. Wipe off the sink and wipe off any remaining water with a dry cloth. This mixture is non-toxic, plus the acidity of the vinegar slays germs, lime deposits, and soap scum. It also evaporates quickly, leaving everything clean and shiny.

How to Clean the Bathroom Sink Drain

The drain is the most important part of the sink. To prevent a drain clog, clean your bathroom sink drain weekly. This will remove small debris from the drain that could build up over time. Maintaining a clean drain will also prevent your bathroom from unwanted smells. Bacteria in the drain grow worse over time and could be to blame for a stinky bathroom.

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