I always keep Swiffer pads because they are so thick and easy to use and I also have a Swiffer mop. However, I buy the Swiffer pads for other uses. I use them to clean around the outside of the toilet bowl. I use gloves, and hold the pad and go around the outside of the porcelain. The results are remarkable and for some reason, the Swiffer pad gets in between all the curves and bends and does an amazing job. It is probably because of the thickness of the pad. I have never seen such a bright and clean result before using this method.
Another plus, is that the clean stays longer for some reason :)
I will try it :)
;) I'm glad I tried it, I love finding ways to use one item in several useful ways! Thank you for commenting!
To really get your loo clean, use your toilet brush/swab to remove all the water from the bowl. This way your cleanser will come in direct contact with the surface and not get watered down.
Cleaning around your toilet seat hinge can be fiddly and time consuming. A cloth won't get into all the cracks and crevices. Antibacterial spray is good for getting in there and killing the germs but won't banish the stains.
Here in Finland, bleach is a lot cheaper than other bathroom/toilet cleaners, especially those with the spray tops. My tip is to use an old cleaning fluid bottle, the type with the spray top that allows you to spray the fluid, for bleach.
I am aware the the chemicals in the detergent for dishwashers is similar to that used to remove stains in toilets, so I put the little dishwasher tablets into the toilet, and it works.
What is good for cleaning toilets and keeping them clean longer than a day?
By Terri from Baton Rouge, LA
If they get dirty in just one day, it's probably an issue with the type of water in your area. We've got really hard water, and even our toilets don't get dirty again that fast.
Soft water might be the way to go, to eliminate this problem for good. Because there's no household cleaner that can keep anything clean for a longer period of time. Something besides common household usage is making your toilets get dirty. If you're having to clean them every day, and there's nothing staining them (like a brick in the tank, etc.), then the water is your culprit.
For cleaning the inside, put straight bleach in to a well marked squirt bottle & CAREFULLY squirt the bleach all around the inside of the toilet, then shut the toilet lid & wait for half an hour. Afterward, flush toilet & air out the bathroom. Like any strong cleaning products or using bleach in the wash, this is not good for a septic tank if done often, but once a week is usually okay. I hate cleaning my toilet, but doing this once a week kills the germs & keeps my toilet clean inside. Be careful, don't wear your best jeans or dark clothes when using bleach!
This is a guide about cleaning lime deposits off a toilet. The minerals in your home water supply may leave what are called, lime deposits, in your toilet, the beginning of the infamous ring.
This is a guide about cleaning calcium deposits in a toilet. The calcium in your water can leave a ring inside the toilet bowl that can be difficult to clean.
I recently purchased a block of flats from some people who didn't clean, I'm having some trouble with the toilet in one of them. The outside of the toilet is covered in some sort of caked on build up, including all the piping and floor around it!
It's really unbelievable. I just cant force myself to scrub it by hand my husband had a go and it seems to be really stuck. I've tried spraying all sorts of cleaning products even hydrochloric acid on it hoping it will dissolve or eat it away.
It may have been building up for 7 years or more. Is there any hope? There has to be some sort of heavy duty scum eater!
Any help appreciated.
Bec from Australia
Both will work. White vinegar is preferred for cleaning due to the much cheaper cost. If you have access to free cider vinegar, use if for cleaning, it works just as well as white.
If there is a drain hole in the floor maybe you could get out the big guns & gerni (high pressure cleaning) the heck out of it. I'm surprised that the pool acid didn't put a dint in it! Or spray (experiment with different cleaners) & scrap with a paint scrapper. Good luck.
Susan from Brisbane
Cut a magic eraser into four pieces. Drop one piece into toilet. Leave for a few hours or overnight. Dream of clean, sparkley, toilets.
Sometimes a toilet needs some extra work to get it clean. This is a guide about cleaning a very dirty toilet.
This guide is about cleaning with baking soda and vinegar. Household cleaning can be accomplished without harmful chemicals or expensive cleaners.
One member of our family now needs to use a raised toilet seat. The one we have comes off easily, so I put it in the bathtub to clean it. I let the shower run hot water on it for a few minutes while I clean other parts of the bathroom.
Hate cleaning the toilet? Not sure which is worse; the inside or the under-side with all the groves and curves!
This guide is about cleaning toilet bowl stains. Whatever kind of stains you may have in your porcelain toilet bowl, they can be a difficult to remove.
This is a guide about cleaning and preventing toiletbowl rings. Getting toilets clean can be a challenge. A ring around the bowl is unsightly and is sometimes tough to get rid of.
I am looking for tips for keeping a toilet clean without scrubbing every day.