How to Clean a Toilet

If you ask a group of people what they thought the dirtiest part of their home was, most of them would say the toilet almost immediately. Can you really blame them? The throne as many refer to it deals with a lot of stuff (both literally and figuratively) speaking. It is therefore extremely important to clean both the interior and exterior of all toilets extremely well.

The following guide details everything you need to know as well as the process involved in easily and effectively cleaning your household toilets.

What You Need

– distilled white vinegar (1/2 cup)
– disinfectant wipes
– toilet brush


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    Add Vinegar

    Pour the 1/2 cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl. It is important to begin the cleaning process from the inside out. Be sure to flush the toilet if needed prior to adding the vinegar.

  • 2

    Let it Sit

    Allow the vinegar to sit in the toilet for a few minutes before cleaning the inside of the toilet. During this time, feel free to clean other areas of the bathroom, house or simply take the opportunity to relax.

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    Dip your toilet brush into the water and vinegar within the bowl and when wet, scrub the entire interior of the bowl. Be sure to get as high under the rim as possible as well as scrubbing as far down the trap.

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    Once cleaned, flush the toilet and allow the brush to dry by placing it back into its holder near the toilet.

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    Wipe Down

    Using your anti-bacterial disinfecting wipes, wipe down the entire exterior of your toilet, including each seat as well as all of the hard to reach areas. You will have a naturally clean and sanitary toilet.

    Switch wipes as needed and dispose of them in your garbage once done.

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    Toilet Cleaners:

    There are also many toilet cleaners available in the market that are specifically designed to remove stains and make your toilet looking and smelling fresh. Most of these products work very well and do not require any scrubbing. You just have to put the cleaner inside the toilet and wait for fifteen minutes and it does all the hard work for you. All you have to do is flush the toilet to clean it thoroughly.

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    Daily cleaners:

    There is also various different daily cleaners that basically attach to the inside of the toilet bowl or on the side with a small square piece of cleaner. This basically works when you flush your toilet the water hits the cleaner and freshens the entire toilet. These items are good to keep your toilet looking and smelling fresh on a daily basis. Most of these types of cleaners are used in public bathrooms as they last a few weeks and keep things clean.

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