Toilet cleaning is very important and unavoidable chore. The toilet is a very delicate part of the house that needs to be cleaned very often – more often than other parts because it is prone to stains and bacteria.
There are several toilet cleaners on the market. But the magic that household stuff like Coca-Cola, baby oil, and vinegar do to the toilet is spectacular.
Here's a list of the best toilet cleaning hacks. They are less expensive and very effective. And you’ll find them intriguing.
Below is the list of fascinating toilet hacks and how to get them done yourself.
When you think of making your toilet clean and spotless, think Coca- Cola. Do you think this is crazy? Just try it!
Coca-Cola is not only a refreshing drink but also a perfect toilet cleaner. It dissolves rust rings, buildups, and stains to give you a sparkling white toilet seat. Coke has a mild acidity that makes it useful for cleaning purposes. Let's go through how this works.
You don't need much; a soda can of Coca-Cola is enough to clean your toilet. If you have a bigger bottle, measure out 12 fluid ounces for this purpose. Pour the coke around the rim of your toilet bowl and make sure it covers all the stains evenly. Then wait patiently for the coke to sit; the longer the better.
Leave it for at least an hour before you scrub it with a brush. Scrubbing will not be so hard because the acid from the coke will have made the stains to loosen up. You can use coke with other household cleaning agents.
Don't underestimate the difference a soda can of Coca-Cola can bring to your toilet.
A pumice stone is a soft, light, and porous volcanic rock. It is handy for cleaning porcelain toilets but not suitable for marble, laminate, plastic, or fiberglass toilets. Pumice stones are very cheap but should be replaced after use.
How do you use it?
Wet the stone thoroughly before use. Dip it inside a bowl of water, most preferably a bowl of warm water. Wear a glove for this procedure to avoid getting your hands too dirty.
Set a bowl of water aside for the cleaning or use the toilet water. Scrub the stains with the pumice stone directly with firm pressure. As you scrub, paste from the pumice stone will appear on the surfaces. Allow the paste to stay on the surface while washing, then rinse off after a few minutes to see the progress. Flush the toilet when the surface is clean.
Make sure you wet the surface and the stone frequently as you scrub to avoid scratching the toilet.
Yes, that white vinegar in your pantry is an excellent toilet cleaner. Its acidity is potent enough to kill germs, bacteria, and mold on contact. Instead of reaching out for expensive toilet cleaning products in the store, choose cheap white vinegar, and get a better result.
Please note the emphasis on "White Vinegar" and not any other type. Apple cider vinegar can leave a brown stain in your toilet, so stick to white vinegar.
Fill a clean spray bottle with the vinegar instead of pouring directly from the bottle. It will help you to avoid wastage and make it easy to spray targeted areas.
After filling the spray bottle, spray the toilet with the vinegar and leave it for about 10 minutes or as long as you wish. Then, dip in your toilet brush and scrub. You will see the stain come off and your toilet as good as new.
Get a toilet bomb at the store or make one yourself. Just toss a toilet bomb into the toilet, and it will start fizzling and cleaning your toilet. It absorbs odors and keeps the toilet cleaner with a sweet fragrance.
Just in case you don’t know how to make a toilet bomb, here’s how to do it yourself in your home.
Get your ingredients. You need a cup of baking soda, a quarter of citric acid, fourth drops of essential oil, and 1-3 spoons of water. Mix your baking soda and citric acid in a bowl. Add essential oil, one drop at a time and mix well after each drop. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of water into the mixture, one at a time and mix. Do this until the mixture holds together. Pack the mixture into a mold and allow it to dry for at least 12 hours. And that's it, ready to use.
Drop one toilet bomb into the toilet. When it starts fizzling, scrub the toilet with a brush. And flush.
Hydrogen peroxide used to be used for cleaning wounds until it was discovered that it slows down healing time. It has also been a very active agent for removing blood stains, wine, chocolate, and grass stains. It is also used in place of bleach to kill mold and clean toilets.
Hydrogen Peroxide is one of the best inexpensive and readily available toilet cleaning tools. Pour half cup of it in your toilet and let it sit for at least half an hour. Then scrub with your toilet brush. The result will be pleasing and satisfactory.
Baby oil is mostly used for baby skin to maintain softness. It is also used by adults for several reasons, one of which is for the toilet. Surprisingly, this fantastic cleaning agent can make your toilet gleam and give you a sparkling white toilet seat.
Baby oil is also effective for shining your bathroom fixtures like faucets and showerheads. You can use it to clean the toilet bowl as well. You will be amazed at how the oil will make your toilet chrome fixtures shine.
For the best result, put little oil in a soft and clean cloth. Buff your toilet handles and polish them well with the cloth.
Rusty toilet seat hardware is very unpleasant. Nail polish happens to be the best for the job of preventing rust in your toilet. Get a clear nail polish and use it to coat your toilet seat hardware.
Apply it to the screws and bolts and allow it to dry. It will prevent rust from forming. The nail polish will also tighten the screw and make it last longer.
You can also use it to coat the bottom of your can shaving cream to prevent it from rusting on the bathtub.
Nail polish is cheap, and most women have them in their make-up boxes.
It is mostly used for packing fragile items. But can also be used to prevent sweating toilet tank by reducing condensation.
Here’s how it is used.
First, turn off the water supply to the toilet and remove the tank lid. Flush the toilet and wait until the tank is all drained out. When it's empty, line the tank with a layer of bubble wrap. The layer acts as a form of insulation that helps to keep the outside of the tank warm.
Take note, it's 'hot water' and not 'boiling water'. Hot water is perfect for a clogged toilet. Fill a medium saucepan and heat the water but don't let it boil. Boiling water may cause your toilet seat to crack. After heating the water, pour it in a bucket, then straight into the toilet seat. Let the water sit for a while, then flush. Your toilet will unclog quickly.
Is your toilet old and doesn't save water anymore? A plastic bottle provides a solution.
Get a one-liter plastic bottle and fill it with an inch of sand. Then, add water. You can use a jug if you please. Place the container inside the toilet tank. Make sure you keep the bottle away from operating mechanisms. The plastic bottle will reduce the water that enters and exits the toilet tank. This means less water for every flush.
These hacks have made the toilet cleaning nightmare easier. They are everyday items that you can find in the house and will cost you less than other branded toilet cleaning agents. It’s fun to try these weird toilet cleaners. The weirdness will urge you to clean more often.
For example, watching a toilet bomb fizzle in the toilet seat is fun.
Try any of these toilet hacks today and see how productive they are. They will put an end to all your hard scrubbings and sweat.