How to Clean a Toilet

How to Clean a Toilet

It’s a dreaded job but somebody has to do it so the job should be done right and efficiently, that’s right, we are talking about how to clean a toilet.

Maintain a Cleaning Schedule

You should clean your toilets at least twice a week. Trust me, the more you clean your toilet, the easier the job will be when you do have to do it. If you go for weeks or even months (yikes!) without cleaning your toilet, then when you do finally tackle the job, it’s not going to be an easy or fun one.

Use Toilet Cleaning Products

For starters you need good toilet bowl cleaners. Popular cleaners on the market such as bleach, Ajax, lysol, and special made toilet bowl cleaners all work very well. The goal is to not only leave your toilet looking clean and smelling fresh but to actually kill all of the germs as well. You will need a toilet scrubbing brush, rubber gloves and a sponge or paper towel. Once you have all of your tools in hand, you can start cleaning your toilet.

Many people put the cleaning products in the bowl and let them sit for awhile before they start to scrub the inside of the bowl. This is not a necessary step but if your toilet has not been cleaned for quite some time then it is probably a good idea to let it soak for awhile before you start scrubbing it.

Use a Toilet Brush

Take your toilet brush and swirl it around in the toilet in a circular motion scrubbing the sides and bottom of the bowl. Make sure you get the hard to reach underneath area of the rim of the bowl, bacteria and scum love to build up in that area. Once your toilet is scrubbed, flush it, then once your toilet bowl refills with fresh water, rinse the toilet scrubbing brush in the clean water, put it back into it’s holder and flush again.

Now put on your gloves and get your sponge or paper towel. Put some of your cleaner onto your rag and wipe the rim of the bowl and the bottom side of the toilet seat. Once that is clean, put your sit back down in it’s normal position with the lid up and get some bleach or rubbing alcohol. Apply it to a paper towel or piece of tissue paper and clean the top of your toilet seat and the bottom of your toilet bowl lid.

Follow those simple steps and it just a few minutes you will have a sparkling, fresh, bacteria free, clean toilet.

Betsy Cline

Betsy Cline has been a professional house cleaner for 15 years and also a mother of 4 amazing kids (who make lots of messes). She is the founder of How to Clean It and loves to share tips and advice for cleaning up anything life throws at you.

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