Guest Post by Arenaria Cox
Let’s face it – people who like cleaning their toilets are a rare breed. All of us do it because we have to, but very few of us enjoy it in reality. The thing I personally most hate about cleaning a toilet bowl is the fact it’s so deceptive. Despite the fact that it may look clean, it can still harbour millions of germs hiding in plain sight. However, I’ve devised a few methods you can use to make sure that doesn’t happen.
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Disinfect the Brush
When you clean the toilet using a toilet brush, the germs and bacteria move onto the hairs. Normally, it will be wet when you put it away. This creates a perfect environment for germs and bacteria to thrive.
In order to avoid this, it’s a good idea to disinfect the brush and drying it before putting it away. You can use bleach for that, but be careful. If you’re looking for a less invasive alternative, white vinegar will do the trick. In case you’re worried about the smell, make a solution of 1/2 cup vinegar, 2 cups water, and a dash of liquid dish soap. This will both disinfect and deodorise (though it won’t be as powerful as pure vinegar).
Clean the Toilet without a Brush
It’s a good idea to skip the brush altogether. If you want to clean, disinfect, and deodorise your toilet without using a brush, you can do it by donning a pair of rubber gloves and using a discardable sponge. The cleaning material you use will depend on your own preferences.
For a more invasive approach, you can use bleach. Sure, it will leave a bit of a heavy, unpleasant lab smell, but it will definitely kill most of the germs and bacteria. This is most people’s preferred approach. It’s been tried and tested and it works.
However, you can achieve similar results with a much environmentally friendly alternative. Simply mix ½ cup of baking soda with a ½ cup of white vinegar (mix it up until it forms a paste). Then apply the paste in the same way – scrub it with a sponge while wearing rubber gloves. Let sit for 15 minutes and rinse it off.
Use these tips to keep your toilet clean and germ-free. The more often you do it, the more effective it will be. Whether you use bleach or more eco-friendly alternatives, you’ll be happy with the results. Let me know what you think and how these tips worked out for you.
Arenaria Cox is a content writer and blogger at Fantastic Cleaners. When she’s not writing about cleaning, she enjoys travelling, going out with friends, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. She also makes awesome pancakes.