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Clean Toilet with Bleach

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

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February 8, 20110 found this helpful

But make sure you do not spray your clothes.

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February 8, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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February 8, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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April 14, 20110 found this helpful

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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February 8, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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