Cleaning the Toilet
Cleaning the toilet might seem like the dirtiest job in the house, but it's not really so bad if you use some of these tricks.
Try to remember that the bathroom is actually not the most germ-laden spot in the house (that would be your kitchen). Hopefully that will help a little. Also keep in mind that as you tackle each of the small bathroom jobs, you will have a growing sense of accomplishment because each one
Some people ask how often the toilet needs to be cleaned -
most people do it weekly. However, if there are just one or two of you
in the family, you might do it less often. Another factor is how hard
your water is - the harder the water, the more often you will probably
want to clean your toilet.
By the way - you don't have to use rubber gloves, but if you feel more comfortable - please do so.
a toilet brush to scrub off any solids
up any stray hairs around the seat and the floor around the toilet with a
few pieces of damp toilet paper
- Pour a large bowl of water into the toilet. This will force most of the
water out of the toilet, making it much easier to clean properly
with a clean cloth, with whatever cleaning solution you prefer.
(If you are using a
store-bought cleaning solution, please read and follow the instructions
carefully – including safety precautions and how long to leave solutions on the
surfaces for effective disinfection)
by wiping down the top and sides of the water tank and the top and bottom of
the toilet seat. (If you
are using high quality microfiber, re-fold to a clean section before moving to
a new part of the toilet. If you are not using microfiber, rinse your cloth and
re-soak in cleaning solution.)
clean the outside of the toilet bowl, followed by the rim and interior of the
toilet bowl. (Don't forget under the rim too).
- The last step of cleaning the toilet is wipe down the floor around the bottom of the toilet
should now have a sparkling clean toilet!
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