Toilet Cleaning Guide | Simple DIY Home Care

Yes, toilet cleaning can be a gross and tiring thing to do, but you really have to do it if you haven’t dealt with it for a long time. You can’t expect to have a clean house with a super dirty toilet.

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Actually, the job is not that difficult. With some simple steps and easy home supplies, you can have a clean and gorgeous toilet.

Check out our quick toilet cleaning guide below for your reference.

Toilet Cleaning Guide

Things that you need:

  • Warm water
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Citric acid
  • Dish soap
  • Essential oil
  • Spray bottle
  • Washcloths
  • Scrub brush
  • Commercial toilet bowl cleaner, optional

Follow the steps below:

Clean the bowl

First thing first, let’s clean up the bowl. You can either use a commercial toilet cleaner or create your DIY cleaning solution.

Using a toilet cleaner:

You can always follow the manufacturer’s instructions if you prefer to use a commercial toilet cleaner that you can find in any local store. In general, you will need to pour a particular amount of the cleaner into the toilet bowl, scrub it thoroughly, let it soak, then rinse everything.

Using a DIY cleaning solution:

Wanna have some more fun? Create your own DIY cleaning solution by simply mixing some easy home supplies.

  • Mix a half cup of baking soda, 2 tbsp of citric acid, and some essential oil.
  • Apply the mixture to the toilet bowl thoroughly.
  • Pour two cups of white vinegar onto the cleaning solution slowly.
  • Scrub the cleaning agent and let it sit as you continue to the next steps.

Clean up the exterior

While your DIY cleaning agent is working, you can clean the exterior of your toilet. Just follow the steps below:

  • Wipe the loose debris, dust, and grimes with a damp cleaning cloth.
  • Spray the surface with a disinfectant to kill bacteria.
  • Mix a small amount of baking soda with warm water in a spray bottle, and apply it to the exterior of the toilet (including the lid), then wipe the residue with another clean cloth.

Keep in mind that you should always use a new cloth to clean one part of the toilet. It’s to ensure that everything is safe and sanitary at the same time.

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Clean the Bowl back

Now it’s time to go back to the bowl as the cleaning solution that you used earlier may have been soaked already.

  • Flush the cleaning solution (multiple times if necessary).
  • Use a scrub to fully remove the cleaning solution.

Clean the tank

The last part of the toilet that you need to deal with is the tank. It’s where the mineral deposits and grime may get collected over time. Open the lid of your toilet tank and if you find it dirty, you have to clean it with some simple steps below:

  • Pur around 6 cups of white vinegar into your toilet tank. You can reduce or increase the amount of vinegar depending on how dirty the tank is.
  • Let the vinegar work around for some hours or even overnight.
  • Once the time is up, flush the toilet to remove the vinegar.

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