I am one of those people that when it comes around to the time of the week where the family gets together for an hour and does a mass cleaning of the house, I hide like I am the owner of an asbestos company and there’s a van full of mesothelioma attorneys after me. We have two bathrooms in our house and despite little two minute cleanups every other day; the top to bottom cleaning is always the worst.
If you’re like me, you’ll avoid cleaning your toilet until you really have to. Whether you’re expecting guests or your wife is disgusted with how it looks, cleaning your toilet is often one of those chores that people leave to the last minute. And it makes sense. No one really likes getting dirty cleaning the bowl and rim. Even if you put gloves on, you might feel dirty scrubbing it down.
I had the same problem as you. And when I was grabbing a beer with my plumber buddy, I confessed this dislike to him. As someone who has seen countless toilets in his day, he decided to give me some free advice.
Not only does this DIY Kool-Aid trick help your toilet look cleaner, it also makes it smell better, too. But that’s not the only trick we’ll share in this post. Keep reading to discover more ways to keep your toilet squeaky clean!
While you’re waiting, scrub the rest of the toilet bowl with vinegar. This will help break away the hard-water deposits and other mineral buildup. When you’re cleanup is complete, simply flush your toilet once or twice. The wads of paper should go right down the drain.
If you’ve clogged the toilet and don’t have a plunger handy, this next tip is for you. First, place a towel around the toilet bowl to protect against overflow. Then squeeze a cup of dish soap into the toilet bowl. It will sink to the bottom of the water – that’s good. Then pour as much hot water down the drain as you possibly can. But don’t let it overflow with this step.