It doesn't take long for the bathroom basin to become covered in toothpaste, soap, make-up and mineral deposits. Because our basin is used so frequently it is good to keep it clean, sparkling and germ-free. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes once a week to keep a basin looking as good as new.
When it comes to cleaning your bathroom – or any room in your house – you should avoid harsh chemicals, if possible. Using bleach or products containing ammonia can be toxic if inhaled and can harm the environment too, so are best avoided. Luckily there are other natural cleaning agents that do just as good a job – if not better.
To clean porcelain or stainless steel basins you should wet the entire basin's surface with warm water. Next, sprinkle baking soda over the basin and rub it with a soft cloth until it forms a paste. The alkaline nature of this paste will work to remove any unsightly stains or scum and give your basin a beautiful shine. You can also scoop up some of the paste onto an old toothbrush and give all those hard-to-reach places a thorough scrub – round the taps, along the silicone seal and around the plug hole. Then rinse the entire area to remove all the baking soda residue.
Now you have a basin that looks clean, you also want to ensure that it is free of germs. Rather than using a harsh disinfectant, you can opt to use white vinegar. Place the plug in the plug hole and pour one to two cups of white vinegar into the basin. You can then dip a few paper towels into the vinegar until they are saturated. Cover the inside surface area of the basin with these towels and let them sit for around 20 minutes. The vinegar will act as a disinfectant and leave your basin germ-free. Give your basin a final rinse to remove all traces of the vinegar and admire how it sparkles!