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DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner + 6 Bathroom Toilet Cleaning Tips

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Make an all-natural toilet cleaner + 6 places you're NOT cleaning at your bathroom toilet! Time to step up spring cleaning!
Time: 20 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
So, do you know how often I open up the water tank of my toilet? Not often. But if you take a look at the depths....it's a breeding ground for hard water stains, mold, mildew and bacteria. Eww. So whenever I start my toilet cleaning endeavors, I start with the water tank to help keep my toilet bowl cleaner between uses. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the tank. Allow to sit while you clean. Then flush 2-3 times to rinse out the tank. (You definitely do not want to leave vinegar in your tank for a long period of time. It will start eroding your metal components.)
Want to make your toilet sparkle and shine...naturally? This EASY DIY Lemon Rosemary Toilet Cleaner really works....I mean check out my before and after photo! Only 4 ingredients too, be sure to grab the link below to make your own natural toilet cleaner.
You use your toilet brush all the time to get the bowl. Bravo. But when was the last time that you cleaned the brush? Ahem - yeah. Me too. So while you're bowl may look sparkly clean, you're also spreading those germs from the last clean...and the clean before that...and the clean before that from your friend, Mr. Toilet Brush. Gross! While there may be debate here, I do recommend on soaking the whole brush in vinegar first, overnight. For a deeper clean, I would go ahead and soak in bleach too. And if you haven't changed out your brush in awhile (like once or twice a year), it may be time for that too.
You've tackled the bowl, perhaps you even got the seat and under the seat. That's great. But imagine if you will the moment when you flush the toilet. There's particles of bacteria, water, and YUCK floating all over the bathroom. So making sure to clean the whole toilet, include every surface from bowl to base is super important.
And speaking of surfaces, do you know how many times your dirty hands touch the toilet paper holder? GROSS! Make sure to disinfect the entire toilet paper holder too...and maybe change out the roll while you're there.
Maybe it's because of my history as a pediatric nurse, but I'm pretty clean obsessed when it comes to any handles and knobs. And the toilet handle is one of the most touched areas of your bathroom. So even if I think that I got all of the bathroom toilet flusher handle area, I go ahead and clean that sucker again right before I leave. Because....yep, it's gross.
Hope you've taken to heart these 6 tips on really getting your bathroom toilet clean. For more tips including how to make this DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner, be sure to visit my blog Raising Whasians for more details!

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Mar 24, 2016

    These tips are genius! A must save for sure. I am going to try the vinegar in the tank tip this weekend.

    • Strega.viking
      Strega.viking
      on Jan 2, 2018

      all the bleach does is turn the gunk white. It is the scrubbing that gets rid of the iron and other stains, but once you do regular cleaning with vinegar is great.

  • Marvina Liechty
    Marvina Liechty Fort Wayne, IN
    on Mar 26, 2016

    I just added vinegar to my toilet tanks. I was amazed at how clean they looked,but will do this anyway. Thanks for the tips!

  • Veralucia Santos
    Veralucia Santos
    on Mar 26, 2016

    Uma boa dica!

  • Cindy Wilhite
    Cindy Wilhite Hanford, CA
    on Mar 27, 2016

    I use the disposalable brushes.

    • Ed
      Ed Austin, TX
      on Jan 3, 2018

      Just a thought...disposable brushes...probably made of plastic? We have so much "one-use" material on food, packaging, and now toilet brushes....just wish we didn't throw so much stuff away. How much more can the earth take?

  • Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey
    Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey Castaic, CA
    on Mar 27, 2016

    Thanks for posting! This is how they used to clean back in the day before chemicals. I use white vinegar for all kinds of household chores. And yes, I too was taught to close the lid before flushing!

    • Frssss
      Frssss
      on Jan 1, 2018

      Never use them... chlorine is so awful for septic system and filtration system's and environment

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