It’s one of the most frequently visited places in the home, yet it remains the most loathed to clean. You guessed it – the toilet.
No prizes for guessing why family members tend to shy away from this thankless task, but, luckily, the cleaning experts at UrbanYou know exactly what the best way to clean a toilet is.
Whether you’re using natural toilet cleaners like baking soda and vinegar or a regular household cleaner – there is a way to clean that toilet without the fuss.
How to clean a toilet without the fuss
First things first, to clean a toilet you need the right cleaning tools. You should have:
- Rubber gloves – allocate one colour set to the bathroom and another to the kitchen, to avoid cross contamination.
- Microfibre cloth – as above, colour code cloths to various rooms in the home.
- Toilet cleaner.
- Multipurpose cleaner.
1. Go from the top down
Spray a multipurpose cleaner (such as a white vinegar and water solution) into your toilet bowl, along with a few drops of lemon juice for a citrus-fresh smell, onto the outer surfaces of the toilet.
Make sure you clean the toilet seat on the other side – and don’t forget to spray the base and the nearby floor area, too.
Wondering how to clean a toilet without the scrubbing? A common mistake I often see is people spraying on a product and removing it straight away. Give the cleaning product a few minutes to work its magic before wiping clean with a damp microfibre cloth.
2. Get rids of the stains
Grime build up in the seat hinges can be present – even when the bowl is sparkling.
To sanitize and attack the hard-to-reach areas, spray the same multipurpose cleaner over the area and allow it to soak in for ten minutes. Then scrub with an old toothbrush to lift the dirt and make it accessible to simply wipe free with a microfibre cloth.
3. Getting that toilet bowl sparkle
When using a supermarket product, run the liquid under the bowl rim and let the product slide down the sides before it settles in the bowl.
An eco-friendly alternative is baking soda, which will cut through dirt, limescale and bacteria without you having to get too hands on.
Simply pour a cup of baking soda into the bowl and let it sit for five minutes, before using your toilet brush to rub around the sides.
Run a full flush cycle twice, holding the brush under the water stream to rinse.
Place some disinfectant in the toilet brush holder, which will keep the brush sanitised and smelling fresh between cleans.
It’s really that easy – and can be ticked off your to-do list in minutes.
So, get your tools, take a deep breath and just get it done. Not that bad now, is it?