Cleaning your toilet isn’t very enjoyable, but because we find ourselves on the potty throughout the day, it is important to keep it as clean as possible! If you find that the cleaners you have been using aren’t cutting it, try out some of these brilliant toilet cleaning tips and tricks I have listed below!
I know some of them sound a bit strange, but you will be amazed at how great they work at getting your toilet nice and clean! It is worth a try if everything else has failed miserably to get your toilet clean.
Toilet Cleaning Tips You Have To Try
Tackling Rust Rings
If your toilet has a rust ring, I have a unique method for you to try! The first method is to take a can of Coca-Cola and pour the entire can into the toilet and let it sit for an hour. This will allow the acid to break down the rust. Then scrub with a toilet brush and flush!
Hydrogen peroxide works great at disinfecting the toilet! Just pour 3/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide into your toilet bowl. Let it stand for 45 minutes and flush to rinse!
Calcium And Lime Buildup
If your toilet has some buildup of calcium or lime, grab a purple or blue Gatorade. This is a super strange toilet cleaning hack, but trust me it works. Pour in a bottle of Gatorade and let it sit for an hour. It will work at eating away any calcium and lime buildup. Then flush your toilet and it will all be gone. If you still have some build up, grab your toilet brush to wipe away any residue!
Prevent Hard Water Stains
Vinegar is a wonder for the toilet because it works great at eliminating and preventing hard water stains. Just soak toilet paper in vinegar and place it on the troubled area in your toilet. Sometimes I find that I have streaks of hard water stains in the side of the bowl that is hard to remove. This method works well for those types of hard water stains. Let the soaked toilet paper work it’s magic overnight. Then in the morning flush and the stain and it should be gone. If you’ve got hard water stains try using vinegar at least once a week to keep it under control.
Water Saving Feature
If your toilet is an older model, you can implement this water saving feature so you use less water! Simply fill an empty 1 liter bottle (like a Pepsi or Coke bottle) with two inches of sand, then fill the rest of the way with water. Make sure the lid is nice and secure and place it in the toilet tank. This will help you reduce how much water is used with every flush. I keep it off to the side so it doesn’t get in the way of the toilet gears.
Get Rid of Urine Smell
If you have a boy that doesn’t aim well when going to the bathroom, you’ve got to try this tip! Mix fresh lemon juice with baking soda until it forms a thick paste. Then apply this around the base of your toilet, and let it sit for 30 minutes. Once the time is up, spray white vinegar onto the paste, it will begin to fizz. When it has stopped fizzing take a damp cloth and wipe up all of the paste and vinegar.
Take some all purpose cleaner and pour into the bottom of the container that holds your toilet brush. This will help get it cleaner, and keep it smelling a bit fresher in between uses! I recommend cleaning the holder and replacing the solution about every two weeks to help keep it as fresh as possible.
Air Freshener on Toilet Paper Roll
If you have any essential oils at home, take your favorite scent or mix multiples together. Drop a few drops of essential oils onto the cardboard part of the toilet paper roll. When you go to pull toilet paper off, it will spin, and release a nice fragrance in the air! A great way to keep things nice and fresh in the bathroom!
Keeping your toilet bowl clean is pretty simple by using any of these toilet bowl cleaning hacks. Which is your favorite? Do you have any others that you use you want to share? Leave a comment and let us know!