by Bonnie Roberts
(last updated September 24, 2018)
Your bathroom vanity is probably one of the most routinely soiled places in your home. Toothpaste gets smeared on it, makeup residues fall on it, hairspray is sprayed on it. Because so much water is present in the bathroom, sometimes even mold grows on it. Yuck. You should clean that vanity once a week, or more often if it gets heavy use or if it's a bathroom that company uses.
I would recommend using white vinegar to clean your bathroom. It's antibiotic, natural, inexpensive, and really works. You don't have to worry about rinsing it off, either. Don't worry about the smell; it will evaporate in a couple hours. Here's what to do to clean the various parts of your vanity:
Here are a couple more tips that you won't need to use every time you clean. Once a month, pour some baking soda followed by white vinegar down the drain of your sink. Leave it for an hour to fizz and clean out any buildup in the drain. Then run some warm water down the drain.
As needed, remove water deposits around the faucet by soaking a paper towel in white vinegar and placing it around the edges of the faucet. Let it sit for at least an hour, then scrub the deposits away with an old stiff-bristled toothbrush.
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