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No one enjoys doing the toilet cleaning. It is a chore that must be completed, and done correctly. Toilets and bathrooms can be very germy places. Toilet cleaning isn’t difficult to do and you likely already have the necessary supplies. Continue reading to find out how to clean your bathroom.

How often should you clean your toilet?

Toilets are a great place to keep germs and bacteria. Toilets should be cleaned on a regular basis, preferably weekly or semi-weekly. If you have a shared toilet that is used often, clean it at least twice a week.

What you’ll need

You’ll want to ensure you have all the necessary supplies before you start cleaning your toilet. You probably already have the majority of these supplies.

  • Commercial toilet bowl cleaner (optional)
  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Essential oil
  • White Vinegar
  • Scrub brush
  • Washcloths
  • Warm water
  • Dish soap
  • Spray Bottle

Step 1: Clean your toilet bowl

First, you must clean the bowl. Douse the toilet bowl with a cleaner, scrub the surface and then let it soak.

Make your own toilet cleaner by mixing a half cup of baking soda, 2 tablespoons citric acid, and a few drops essential oils. Pour two cups of vinegar slowly over this mixture. Sprinkle the mixture on the inside of your toilet bowl. Let the vinegar sit and scrub it in while you clean.

Step 2: Clean Exterior

While the bowl cleaner is working, start cleaning the outside of the toilet. Wipe away dust and grime with a damp cloth. If you wish, spray the outside of the toilet with disinfectant.

Fill a spray bottle up with warm water, a few drops dish soap and wipe the toilet clean. Spray the solution on the outside of the toilet, paying special attention to the area under and around its lid. It is best to wipe it away with a fresh cloth.

Use a different washcloth to clean only the toilet seats. This will keep things hygienic and safe.

Step 3: Back to the Bowl

It’s time to return to the toilet bowl. After your cleaner has soaked in the toilet bowl, it is time to flush it. It may be necessary to flush your toilet several times, or use a scrubber to remove any cleaner that has dried on.

Step 4: Clean out the toilet tank

Toilet tanks can accumulate mineral deposits, dirt and grime and need to be cleaned periodically. Take the lid off the tank and look inside to see if there is any rusty buildup.

Pour 4-6 cups white vinegar in the tank if it appears dirty. This will depend on how much cleaning it needs. Allow it to sit for up to 24 hours. Once this time has passed flush the toilet several times to remove the vinegar-water mixture.

Step 5: Remove the hidden spots

Be sure to check all areas before you stop cleaning the toilet. The toilet bowl under the toilet rim and the hinges in the back of the seat are common places that people forget to clean. Also, don’t forget the rims or ridges on the floor where the plumbing meets the toilet.

How to keep your toilet clean longer

Your toilet will be a whole lot easier to clean if it’s cleaned regularly, so try to build in a rhythm of a quick toilet-scrub-and-wipe when cleaning your bathroom. You can also keep your toilet clean longer by using toilet cleaning tablets. Toilet cleaning tablets are placed near the edge of the bowl, and they release cleaning agents each time you flush the toilet.


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Lorena Hodge

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