Toilet Cleaning Tips
Cleaning a toilet would rank somewhere around zero on the Pleasurable Cleaning Tasks scale, but since you have no choice but to take it head on, here are a some of the ways to save up on cash and make the job easier for you.
It is not really a good cleaning experience if you have to stop mid-task because you forgot where you put the pumice stone. Instead, it is always a wise idea having all of your supplies within arm’s reach, like in a small bucket that you can store away discretely. Supplies you will need:
- You will need any disinfecting wipes or sprays
- Sturdy cleaning gloves
- A stack of paper towels
- A toilet bowl cleaner that is home-made or store bought
- A toilet brush
- Lastly and probably the most important, a pumice stone.
Toilet Cleaning Steps
Start by propping the wet toilet brush and tilt it against the toilet bowl. You can then start pouring a cleaning solution or bleach over the business end of the toilet bowl. Let sit for about a minute, and then rinse with some water. Afterwards clean the canister with the brush by filling it with soapy warm water and then you can dump it right in the toilet, too. This will get rid any marks and stains. Alternatively you can use a pumice stone in place of a brush to get a cleaner look, although it may involve some hard scrubbing.
Some Toilet Cleaning Hacks to Try
- Antacid Tablets: Weirdly enough, antacids work great in dissolving all the grime and dirt present inside toilets. It also gets rid of the yellow hue in used toilets to give you a fresh clean look. Mixing antacid with baking soda in a bowl and letting it sit for 20 minutes, gives you a cleaning mixture that will soon become one of your staples. Scrub the mixture into the toilet and voila! Your clean toilet is ready to be used. And if you are short on antacid tablets, Vitamin C tablets do the job just as well.
- Mouthwash: Grab a bottle of mouthwash from the medicine cabinet and pour about one fourth of a cup into your toilet bowl. After waiting for half an hour, start scrubbing the toilet with a brush and flush.
- Cola: if you have an extra can of coke lying around, you can drain that into your toilet. Letting it sit for 20-30 minutes allows it to absorb all the dirt off of your toilet’s surface, making in shiny and clean once again!
If you want to go an extra step to keep your toilet smelling fresh, and in this case like lemons, you can make your own lemon toilet cleaner as well by combining one part lemon juice with three parts borax to make a paste that you apply onto your toilet bowl. Let it sit for one and a half year and then flush. This not only gives your toilet an amazing scent but also gets rid of those pesky yellow rings that appear at the water level of the bowl.