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.
Wash the empty spray bottle very well with cold water. Spray cold clean water through the spray top as well. Remove the "tube" from the spray top. If you are lucky, then the spray top will fit on to the bleach bottle. If not, pour some bleach into the empty bottle.
Caution: Remove any labels and clearly mark the bottle as BLEACH.
Then, when you need to clean under the toilet rim, just hold the bottle upside-down and spray the bleach. When finished, give a couple of squirts into the toilet bowl to clear the nozzle. As there is no tube in the bottle, nothing will come out if the bottle is upright.
It works out to be much more economical to use straight bleach, than buying other expensive cleaners with the spray nozzle - both in initial cost, and because the bleach is sprayed out, you use much less to cover a wider area.
By alloydog from Finland
But make sure you do not spray your clothes.
Love your spray bottle idea! It would be more safe for you and more environmentally friendly to use 3% hydrogen peroxide though. It is very inexpensive, disinfects as well as bleach and is what most hospitals and doctor's offices use for disinfecting.
The spray top only works one or twice unless you clean it after every use and then may not work again. The bleach destroys something in the sprayer. You can pump and pump but nothing comes out.
Alcohol or mouthwash with plain soap, the old-fashioned laundry bar soap or castille soap mixture or dish soap(not Dawn which is actually very toxic) cleans and disinfects just as well. Better for you and the environment. Anything you put in the water supply eventually comes back to you. Best if all of us limit this as much as possible considering they already put chlorine in the reservoir.
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If you want to clean your toilet and not spend a lot of money buying extra chemicals, consider cleaning your toilet with a little bleach and mouthwash. I pour in a little bleach, and then swish it around with the brush. Then I add a capful of mouthwash from the dollar store to add a fresh scent. I let it sit for about 15 minutes and then flush. The dollar store mouthwash is cheap and makes the bowl smell so nice.
By Erica from Meadville, PA
We just recently replaced both our toilets. The information we got with the most recent one said to clean it with liquid dish detergent. I was pleased to read that since a couple of years ago started doing that to keep down odors in my house. DH had just had abdominal surgery and I didn't want to make him cough. When I started using it I had two toilets at least 30 years old and they came out looking like fine china. I love it for my new potties as well. Liquid store brand dish soap. (12/10/2008)