Cleaning the toilet is one of those dreaded household tasks that we usually put off, but it’s essential that you clean it on a regular basis to keep it fresh and sparkling. Follow our top tips and tricks on how to really clean a toilet and get gleaming results.
How to clean a toilet
To clean a toilet you will need: gloves, toilet brush, toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant spray, vinegar, borax and lemon juice.
1. Apply toilet bowl cleaner
Begin by applying a toilet bowl cleaner under the rim and let it work its way down. Take the toilet brush and scrub the bowl making sure to clean right under the rim and the u-bend. Close the seat, and allow the cleaner to soak in the bowl for 10-15 minutes.
2. Clean the outside of the toilet
While that’s left soaking, spray down the outside of the toilet with the disinfectant spray, start at the top of the cistern and work your way down. Use a sponge and rinse it out with hot water often.
3. Cleaning the rim
Once you’ve cleaned the outside of the toilet, open the seat and start work on the rim. We know it’s the worst part of cleaning a toilet, but with the right amount of disinfectant and elbow grease you’ll get it clean easily enough.
4. One last scrub
Grab the toilet brush and give the bowl one last scrub.
5. Wipe the surfaces down regularly
Finally, keep your toilet fresh and clean by regularly wiping the surfaces down.
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Hi, I’m Liz, an interiors blogger. My main focus area is the bathroom, where I aim to inspire anyone who’s planning and designing a new bathroom – you’ll find plenty of tips, how-to guides and a wealth of ideas!
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