Whoever said you can’t get a little “down and dirty” at home? It would be great if this is referenced to getting all jammed up because of a roaring party. However, life isn’t always that great. And one of the best killjoys (yes that definitely sounded ironic) in life, is having to take the day off for some tough, grueling cleaning appointments. A cleaning trip to the bedroom is one thing, the living room – doable. The kitchen would mean a little bit more work but still, not too difficult. The bathroom…(I’ll let you fill that one for yourself)
So this article is going to share with you useful tips on how to clean the toilet bowl since you’re probably looking for information on the same, seeing as you found your way to this article. Scroll away!
- First things first- Examine the toilet
We know it’s something you’d rather not do but your cleaning success depends on it. Examine both the exterior and the interior. Also, don’t forget to check under the toilet seat; this is where the stains usually accumulate. If possible, unscrew the hinges before you start to clean. If you’re using metal screws, it’d be best to leave them dry or you’ll have to deal with rust stains in the future as well.
- Thoroughly Clean the Interior
And by thoroughly, we mean every nook and cranny. Put on rubber gloves that you only use for toilet cleaning. Pour your toilet cleaner inside the bowl; make sure to cover everything including the rim which is often overlooked. Next, carefully scrub the inside using a toilet brush to get rid of stains (especially the yellowish rings that form near the bottom) caused by mineral build-up. Leave it for a few minutes, then rinse.
If you think regular cleaning agents just aren’t enough, you might want to try these super-cool and cheap alternatives:
Yep, this baking essential lives a double life as a cleaning agent! Well known for its whitening properties, baking soda can be paired up with vinegar to add some extra cleaning punch. Simply pour the mixture into the interior of the bowl, scrub it carefully (make sure not to miss any spots!), and leave it for a good 10-15 minutes. Rinse after and remember to deodorize the room using your favorite anti-bacterial spray.
Not only does it quench your thirst, it also helps with your toilet dilemma. Popularly advertised in Pinterest and Youtube, this everyday commodity is very effective in removing stains. Get your toilet to look like new by simply pouring the can into the interior of the bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes then flush it out.
Caution: Coke is best for light cleaning and might have a negative effect on hard water stains.
Good ‘olAlka Seltzer is proven to be more than just an antacid; it can be used as a cleaning agent as well. Drop around two tablets into the bowl. It should create a fizzing effect like when you mix it with a glass of water. Wait for about 20 minutes or until it completely dissolves. Ta-dah! There you go, a quick fix!
- Don’t forget to do a little scrubbing on the exterior
It’s one thing to look clean on the inside but the outside is equally as important. Grab a sponge and dip it on (moderately) hot water, dampen the exterior using it. It should loosen up the dirt and – well, other things that come with it. Find a brush, a different one from what you used to clean the interior, and start scrubbing. If you clean the outside regularly, hard stains are unlikely to accumulate so make sure you make time for it!
4. Do the aftercare.
Now that your toilet is clean, make sure to round up the equipment. Thoroughly wash it with detergent and water then keep it in a safe place. Always remember to label your bathroom equipment to separate them from your other cleaning tools. Better yet, get them in a different color.