How To Clean A Dirty
Toilet And Make It Sparkle
What You’re Going To Need.
A cloth or sponge (not the kitchen sponge).
A toilet brush.
Step 1: The Gentle Rinse.
Give the exterior (the tank, lid and seat) a good
wipe-down with hot water.
This will remove excess dirt and make the cleaning
Step 2: Clean The Bowl.
Squirt the cleaner around the rim and let it drip down (This will
help soften anything that’s managed to harden within the
Leave the cleaner to settle for a minute and then scrub with a
Pay close attention to the water level (where minerals are
prone to settle) and delve deep into the bowl.
Step 3: Clean The Outside.
Close the lid and, with your cleaner, get to work on the
Rinse often and wipe in circular motions to avoid streaks.
Don’t forget: Spray top-down, this is the most hygienic way
as it will prevent any unwanted drips onto clean areas.
Step 4: Clean The Toilet Seat.
Spray your cleaner around the lid and hinges and
give it a good scrub.
Don’t forget the reverse of your toilet seat
This can be a haven for stains, particularly when
living with people who have bad aim!
Step 5: Back To The Bowl.
The cleaning fluid you applied in step 2 will have
now settled, so take another look for persistent
If you notice any, grab your toilet brush and give it
Now you can flush. If you notice another stain, just
repeat this step.
Step 6: Clean The Handle.
Don’t be the person who cleans the toilet, but
forgets the handle – No one likes that guy!
With some disinfectant, give the handle a good
spray and wipe clean.
Step 7: Clean Your Toilet Brush
This is a simple process: Pour some bleach into a
bucket and immerse your brush, ensuring you reach
Before placing the brush back, give the container a
clean with soapy water.
Use a small mirror to spot any hard-to-see stains
under the rim.
Before your start cleaning, ensure your bathroom is
The Best Natural Toilet
1. White vinegar: The acidity in vinegar will dissolve
any mineral deposits which will prove particularly
effective for removing limescale.
2. Coca-Cola: Simply pour it around the bowl’s rim
and leave it for a minimum of 1 hour.
Coke has a high acidity level so it will cut through
stains with ease and leave your toilet sparkling.
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