Simple Toilet Cleaners

by Karen Bates
(last updated April 3, 2017)

For many people, cleaning the bathroom is one of the most dreaded chores there is. The idea of scrubbing, mopping, and wiping away messes in this room can be enough to make many of us want to put off cleaning the bathroom whenever possible. Unfortunately, this is one area that can become quite disgusting without fairly regular cleaning. In fact, the longer you put off the job, the more difficult it will be to do later.

Although the bathroom as a whole can be a pain to clean, one of the worst jobs tends to be the toilet. Cleaning the toilet is a disgusting task that requires the right tools and know-how to accomplish successfully. The type of toilet cleaner you use to help with this job is perhaps the most important consideration, so be sure you are using the right one for your situation.

There are numerous kinds of toilet cleaners available. Some of these cleaners are commercial brands that have certain claims. Other cleaning methods involve ingredients that you may already have around the house. Some cleaners are even natural or green cleaners that don't use harsh chemicals. The cleaner you choose will determine how quickly and easily you are able to get the job done.

First and foremost, you will need one tool no matter what cleaner you decide to use: a toilet brush. Get a brush that can easily clean under the rim and all around the toilet bowl with ease. Once you have this tool, you will be ready to tackle the job.

To decide what toilet cleaner to use, first consider the job you need to do. Does the toilet bowl have stains that won't easily scrub away? Has it been a long time since the last cleaning? Do you need to be concerned about using too many chemicals? Depending on your situation, you might lean toward a certain cleaner.

The easiest option is to visit your local grocery store and look over the selection of commercial cleaners. Each brand will have its own cleaning features, so look each cleaner over and find one that will work best for your cleaning needs. Some of these cleaners may have few or no harsh chemicals, so look for these if green cleaning is important to you. Of course, there are always homemade cleaners that can be effective. A little baking soda, vinegar, or lemon juice can help to eliminate tough stains.

You have many options to choose from when it comes to toilet cleaners. Find one that will meet your expectations and keep your toilet clean. An important safety tip to keep in mind though is to never mix cleaners together, as it can lead to caustic fumes.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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