Cleaning the toilet is probably one of people’s worst nightmares. We assume many of you haven’t done it as kids, but once you live on your own, there is no one that will do it for you. Imagine waiting and waiting to clean it and it just got so bad that you can pass out in the bathroom. You actually don’t need magic to solve a problem with your toilet. The following tips are something we can all learn to do. They are super easy and will kill those germs in no time! You just need to prepare yourself for entering the bathroom.
1. Toilet build-up
If your toilet suffers from lime build-up around the rim, there is a simple hack you can try. All you need to do is vinegar-soaked toilet paper under the rim. Then, let it sit for several minutes. Finally, flush the toilet and there you go!
2. Unclog a toilet without a plunger
This is the worst it can happen to your toilet. Imagine not having a plunger though. Terrible situation! There is an alternative method you can try out. Take a towel and place it on the floor. Next, squeeze a cup of dish soap into the toilet. Then, pour as mush hot water as you can fit in the bowl. Let it sit for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, pour another round of hot water. After another 20 minutes, it’s time to flush. So easy!
3. Remove hard-water stains with Kool-Aid
Kool-Aid is an excellent stain remover if you have it in your home. Just open up a pack of unsweetened Kool-Aid, sprinkle it around, and let it sit for an hour. After one hour, brush, flush, and work is finished.
4. Keep your brush germ-free
In order to get rid of brush germs, fill the receptacle with Pine Sol. Whenever your brush goes back into the holder, the germs will be removed.
5. Get rid of rings without chemicals
This one is a bit of a challenge. Crusty toilet stains are unbearable. You can help yourself with pumice stone. Dip the rectangular-shaped stick into the water before you start scrubbing, and the ring will start to disappear. Magic!
6. Make your own toilet tabs
These are inexpensive and easy to make at home. You’ll need to mix these ingredients into a bowl:
– 1 cup baking soda
– 1/4 cup citric acid
– 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap
Next, put these into a freezer mold. If the consistency is not good, add some more dish soap. Freeze for 30 minutes, and place them into a glass jar for storage.
7. Pour vinegar directly in the tank
Pour white vinegar directly into the tank to prevent mineral build-up from getting past the baby stage. You will get rid of mold and bacteria forever!
8. Check for leaks
Kool-Aid is also useful for checking if your toilet is leaking. Dump a packet of Kool-Aid into the tank, and wait 30 minutes. If your bowl is colored, you are having a leak, of not, everything is fine.