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I despise scrubbing the toilet bowl. Don’t you? I’ve been conducting an experiment to figure out how to have a clean toilet without being a constant toilet bowl cleaner lady. Yuck! It feels pretty weird writing about this, but it tickles me to keep sharing cleaning hacks and cozy home tips to help you and me!
Toilet bowl cleaner experiment
I don’t know about you, but I used to put off the toilet bowl cleaner task every. single. time. Sorry, but I’d rather eat mud than scrub the toilet. I’ve dreamt of a self-cleaning toilet that would take care of itself with the push of a button. But I’m Not spending that much for a toilet at my house! So I hatched a plan to experiment until I found a way to scrub the toilet as little as possible.
I’ve gone through a long list of all-natural solutions AND harsher chemicals to make a difference in my “bowl.” The goal of my experiment was to find a product (homemade or bought) that would remove the nasty, sanitize, and perfume the situation.
I was getting pretty discouraged because nothing was making the cut. Even cleansers that I adore like PineSol, baking soda, and pure bleach weren’t enough to break through. The tablets that are inserted into the tank to flush blue water were OK, but not the success I was looking for.
It wasn’t until I tried a clinging gel toilet bowl cleaner that I realized I wouldn’t have to scrub the toilet nonstop anymore. Now, I only have to “scrub” the bowl once every week or two and it has never been cleaner or fresher.
Now, I only have to 'scrub' the bowl once every week or two and it has never been cleaner or fresher. Click To Tweet
Here’s how I get away with that…
#1 toilet cleaning the first time
If you are starting with a gross toilet, you must do the following the first time: Lift the lid and the seat of the toilet to squeeze the thick gel cleaner as high around the rim as you can – all the way around. Let the cleaner slip down sit for 30 minutes. Give the toilet a thorough scrubbing from top to bottom.
#2 Maintenance toilet cleaning
Your family’s bathroom frequency and type of plumbing situation will dictate how often to use the toilet gel. We have well water with hard water issues so it has always been harder than normal to keep our toilets clean. BUT now…
I’ve found that if I squeeze the toilet bowl cleaner underneath the rim of my toilet right before I go to bed every other night or two, the need for “scrubbing” is not needed anymore.
I started out pouring the thick gel formula that coats the bowl above and below the waterline every night before going to bed. After a while, I backed off to only every other or every two nights. Works like a charm! Once a week I will wipe down the exterior of the toilet and I’m done!
And, oh yeah, I’ve included a video to show you how awesome it is.
As you can tell, I love experiments and then sharing them with my wifey friends when I’m killing it AND when I have epic fails!
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