Be prepared, because this blog is about to get down and dirty. We’re about to unveil the nitty gritty, grimy reality of what may likely be your least favourite cleaning task… let’s get ready to tackle the toilet.
- Castille soap
- Baking soda
- Rubber gloves
- Toilet brush
- Microfiber cloth
- Spray Bottle (filled with a mixture of 50:50 water and vinegar)
Put on those rubber gloves and make sure the area is well-ventilated. While these suggested cleaning products aren’t harsh chemicals, it’s still best to have some breathing space whenever you’re cleaning, especially in the bathroom.
Deep clean your toilet bowl with castile soap and give it a good scrub with your toilet brush. Add half a cup of Borax along the sides of the bowl and use your toilet brush to mix the soap to create a thick foam.
If you really need to get into any hard to reach places, grab your toothbrush (the one solely used for toilet cleaning!) and scrub away any excess grime.
Let your foam mixture to sit for at least 10 minutes, scrub one last time, and flush away the germs.
The next part is something you may not have even thought about: the toilet seat attachments.
Those nooks and crannies need some cleaning love as well, since their prime targets for hiding any rogue spray that may occur.
This is where your handy dandy little toothbrush comes in again. Flip up the covers and spray your water/vinegar mixture. Once you’ve scrubbed away the grossness, use your microfiber cloth to wipe away the excess.
Then there’s the base of the toilet. It gets dirty too! Make a paste of baking soda and water to spread around the base area, using a separate microfiber cloth and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Grab your water and vinegar spray to wipe away any baking soda residue for extra cleaning power!