8 Tips & Tricks for Simple Toilet Cleaning
Keeping your toilet bowl clean is a necessary, if not pleasant weekly chore. But there are surprising common household items that will clean that toilet bowl. Coca-Cola, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide are just a few of them that are on the list. These 8 weird, wacky-yet-effective fixes for cleaning toilets. Give them a try and discover how you don't have to use harsh, expensive chemicals to keep your toilet clean.
1. Toilet Cleaning with Alka-Seltzer.
To clean a toilet, drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, then brush and flush. The sodium bicarbonate and the effervescent action of Alka-Seltzer clean the toilet.
Pour one teaspoon Cascade dishwasher detergent into the toilet, brush well, let sit for ten minutes, brush again, and flush. The phosphates in Cascade will make the toilet sparkling clean.
3. Clorox Bleach
Pour one cup Clorox Bleach into the toilet bowl, let stand for ten minutes, brush, and flush.
Pour a can of Coca-Cola into your toilet, let sit for one hour, brush, and flush. The citric acid, ascorbic acid, and phosphoric acid in Coke remove stains from vitreous china. Better yet, when a two-liter bottle of Coca-Cola goes flat in your refrigerator, don’t throw it out. Use it to clean your toilet. Is it a soft drink or is it a toilet bowl cleaner? Why, it’s both!
Drop two Efferdent tablets in the toilet bowl, wait five minutes, scrub, and flush. To avoid an unforeseen calamity, do not clean your dentures at the same time you’re cleaning the toilet.
6. Heinz White Vinegar.
Pour one cup Heinz White Vinegar into the toilet bowl, let stand for five minutes, brush, and flush.
Empty a packet of any flavor Kool-Aid into the toilet, scrub with a toilet brush, and flush clean. The citric acid in Kool-Aid cleans toilets.
Pour one-quarter cup Listerine into the toilet, let sit for thirty minutes, then brush and flush. The antiseptic mouthwash disinfects germs, and the alcohol cleans the toilet.