A whole lot of people tend to freak out or even gross-out when it comes to cleaning their toilet. And seriously, who could blame them! It’s probably the nastiest place that in the entire house especially if you got kids (more problem with boys for sure with all the missing of the target!). When it comes to cleaning your toilet, it’s all just a mental thing mostly. You can clean a toilet in less than about five minutes. All you need it to be prepared and make a routine out of the whole process. Heres a few steps you need to take to get things going.
Step 1 – Get Your Mind Right
Like I mentioned before. Cleaning a toilet just sounds gross and the whole idea of doing will keep many from actually doing it. Look, if you got kids, you probably changed their diapers am I right? You’ve had to touch the nasties and grossest of all things and dealt with some horrific smells too. Cleaning a toilet is nowhere near and gross or as time-consuming. First off, all you need is a good set of cleaning gloves to get you going. A thick set of gloves will prevent you from physically having to touch the toilet at all. Do this before anything else. Grab those glove and put them on. Also, toilets are made of ceramic. Ceramic is probably the least sticky and stain resistant stuff ever! Isn’t a surprise that they chose that for toilets? So whatever is currently stuck on the toilet will come off with ease.
Step 2 – Get Your Gear Ready
All you’re going to need to clean your toilet is those gloves we just mentioned, toilet cleaner, a toilet brush (preferably one with an angled end to it for reaching underneath the bowl), cleaning and disinfecting spray with bleach, and some plain old paper towels. That’s pretty much it. You don’t need anything crazy or even to block off your day for cleaning. All you need is about 5 minutes.
Step 3 – Get Cleaning
Okay, it’s time to get moving and grooving here and slip those rubber gloves on. Start with the toilet cleaner. Spray the toilet cleaner inside the bowl making sure to get deep underneath the rim of the bowl. Let the chemical sit there to help break down all the grime and deposits that like to form up underneath there. Next, spray starting from the top of the toilet and all the way down and start to whip away everything with your roll of paper towels. Use as many as you need. Make sure you wipe away every part of the toilet. This includes the toilet seat itself and underneath it too. Make sure you wipe the hinges too and if there is any build upon them, use your toilet brush to break it all up and then wipe it away. Make sure you sprayed all the way to the bottom of the toilet and also the base and wipe everything through. Once you’re done, toss all of the paper towels in the trash and move onto the toilet bowl itself.
Step 4 – Clean The Toilet Bowl
As you were spending time spraying and disinfecting your toilet, you had that toilet bowl cleaner working its magic and slowly start to break down all the grime and deposits that can build up under the rim. Use your toilet brush to start to scrub underneath the rim and all around the bowl. Use the water inside the toilet (hopefully you did flush it before you started!) to keep rinsing the brush as you continue to scrub and clean away. Once you are done, flush the toilet once or twice to get all the cleaner off of it. Clean your toilet brush inside the newly flushed water and then let it sit in the bathtub or inside the little brush holder a lot of these toilet brushes come with these days.
That’s it! That’s all it takes to clean a toilet. The more often you do it, the less mess will build up and the faster you can do the job the next time around. Oh yeah, and it will also keep you from grossing out again.