While cleaning is a generally an unpopular task, cleaning toilets is without question, simply hated by most people. Plus the stains and spots are bound to make you scrub for hours. However, following the 5 tips below, you will have a clean toilet for much longer than usual and it will surely not take up much of your time either!
- Solution for rings
Toilet rings tend to always be stubborn and require vigorous cleaning. Not only do you waste time and effort, but also a huge amount of cleaners. But this solution will not cost you more than .25 cents and is actually quite famous, maybe not as a cleaner but as a soft drink – ‘Kool-Aid.’ The acidic base in it will literally make your toilet shine and put off the accumulation of dirt for longer than usual.
- Fizzing tablets to the rescue
This is a perfect solution for those who stay busy for long hours and cannot spare much time to cleaning around the house. The only thing you will need to do is create the tablets made up of essential oils, citric acid and baking soda. Mold the ingredients into shape using ice or soap trays and put them in an airtight container or jar – one that will find permanent residency in the bathroom. Pop a few of the tablets in the toilet every day and you are good to go since both the soda and acid are great cleansers.
- Siphon jets
Siphon jets also need to be cleaned just like any other part of a toilet. If you want a clean toilet for a long while, this is a must. Your first task is to scrub the underside of the rim and then move on to shutting the water supply. Once you get that done, the toilet needs to be flushed before the jets are sealed with heavy tape. Now, take a gallon of vinegar, transfer it all to the tank and then flush the toilet once more. This is literally all you need to do to get the job done.
- Cleaning the bowl
In order to clean the bowl, we will be using a DIY bowl cleaner. You will use ½ – ¾ cup of baking soda, 8-10 drops of tea tree or melaleuca essential oil and ½ – a ¾ cup of white vinegar. As opposed to making pastes and scrubbing, you will simply dump the ingredients together in the bowl. The reaction that will take place will loosen any scum or filth and your bowl will be squeaky clean once again.
- Using sandpaper
This will be the trickiest to use and should only be reserved for very stubborn ring filth. The reason is that scrubbing with sandpaper may encourage the accumulation of scum afterwards. The key is to use damp sandpaper and rubbing gently which will rid you of those stains if you use it with proper care. Do not apply too much pressure because you may end up worsening the situation.
Try out these 5 incredible tricks to keep your toilet clean at all times. On the plus side, none of these methods requires any vigorous amount of hard work. Not to mention, it will only take you a couple of minutes to get the job done.