How To Clean Your Toilet From Top To Bottom

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Many of you know I like a clean home and I'm always looking for more information on the best way to do it. I have always cleaned my toilet with vinegar but recently while doing research I found out there was a better germ killer and way to clean that I wanted to share.


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how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

The magic ingredient is Hydrogen Peroxide and it needs to be no more than 3% which is usually the kind you can pick up at any regular store. Hydrogen Peroxide contains antimicrobial ingredients and is very biodegradable. Put your Hydrogen Peroxide in a squirt bottle.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

The first thing you'll want to do is spray the inside of your toilet with the Hydrogen Peroxide. Make sure to get up under the lip of the toilet.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Pour about 1/2-1 cup into your toilet bowl and let it soak.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Pull off the lid of your tank and pour 1/2-1 cup in there as well.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Cleaning from top to bottom is usually the best order to clean your toilet. You can use paper towels, or if you'd like to be more Eco friendly you can use an old rag that you'll launder appropriately to disinfect it.


Spray the lid of your toilet tank and wipe it down. Next spray and wipe the tank and be sure to clean the handle well.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

If you can, remove the toilet seat. We have fantastic toilet lids that you twist to unlock and they pop right off. You can find them here - https://amzn.to/2nl4bJ2


If you cannot remove your toilet lid, simply lift it and continue to the next step.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Use a toilet cleaner brush of your choice and scrub out the bowl. Be sure to scrub well under the lip. Flush your toilet one you are done with this step.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

If your toilet seat comes off, spray the top of the toilet and wipe clean.


*If your toilet seat does not come off, you'll do this step later.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Put your toilet seat back on.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Spray and clean the lid.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Spray and clean the bottom of the lid, and hinges.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Spray and clean the toilet seat.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Spray and clean the bottom of your toilet seat.


*If your lid doesn't come off, you would now clean the top of the base of your toilet.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Spray and wipe the bottom of your toilet. There are a lot of nooks and crannies here so be sure to get them all. Remove the small cap that hides the screws holding your toilet seat down and clean that area as well. Clean the cap before returning back into place.

how to clean your toilet from top to bottom

Your toilet is now clean!


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  • Linda
    on Sep 5, 2018

    Thank you for such detailed instructions. And pictures too!

  • Vee
    on Sep 16, 2018

    More of a suggestion than a ?. I just place a sprayer from an empty bottle directly on my peroxide bottle. Just cut tje tube down with scissors for a perfect fit

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