Many of you know I like a clean home and I’m always looking for more information on the best way to do it. I have always cleaned my dirty toilet with white vinegar, but recently while doing research I found out there was a better germ killer. It’s not an all purpose cleaner, no harsh chemicals, and doesn’t include expensive cleaning products. This cleaning solution I wanted to share is something you probably already have. I’m going to share how to clean your toilet from top to bottom to keep your porcelain throne in tip top shape.
The magic ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide and it needs to be no more than 3% which is usually the kind you can pick up at any regular store. Hydrogen Peroxide contains antimicrobial ingredients and is very biodegradable. Put your Hydrogen Peroxide in a squirt bottle.
The first thing you’ll want to do is spray the inside of your toilet with the Hydrogen Peroxide. Make sure to get up under the lip of the toilet.
Pour about 1/2-1 cup into your toilet water and let it soak.
Pull off the lid of your water tank and pour 1/2-1 cup in there as well.
Cleaning from top to bottom is usually the best order to clean your toilet. You can use paper towels, or if you’d like to be more Eco friendly you can use an old rag that you’ll launder appropriately to disinfect it.
Spray the top of the tank and wipe it down. Next, spray and wipe the tank and be sure to clean the toilet handle well.
If you can, remove the toilet seat. We have fantastic removable toilet lids that you twist the toilet seat hinges to unlock and they pop right off. If you cannot remove your toilet lid, simply lift it and continue to the next step.
Use a toilet cleaner brush or scrub brush of your choice and scrub out the bowl to remove any toilet rings. Be sure to scrub well under the rim of the toilet. Flush your toilet once you are done with this step.
If your toilet seat comes off, spray the top of the toilet and wipe clean.
*If your toilet seat does not come off, you’ll do this step later.
Put your toilet seat back on.
Spray and clean the lid.
Spray and clean the bottom of the lid, and hinges.
Spray and clean the toilet seat.
Spray and clean the underside of the seat.
*If your lid doesn’t come off, you would now clean the top of the base of your toilet.
Spray and wipe the outside of the toilet and the base of the toilet. There are a lot of nooks and crannies here so be sure to get them all. Remove the small cap that hides the screws holding your toilet seat down and clean that area as well. Clean the cap before returning back into place.
Good news, your toilet is now clean!
This toilet cleaning is a good idea for flu season and kills germs with just a few simple steps.
What are some other items you can use to clean a toilet?
- pumice stone
- old toothbrush
- rubber gloves
- white vinegar
- baking soda
- disinfectant spray
- damp cloth or damp microfiber cloth
- toilet bowl cleaner tablets
- citric acid
- oxygen bleach
- disinfecting wipe
- spray bottle
- dish soap
- clean sponge
- clean paper towels
- disinfectant bathroom cleaner
If you have stubborn stains, hard water stains, rust stains, mineral stains, limescale stains, or mineral deposits you might find help in my post How To Remove Stains
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