To clean your toilet properly, we recommend working from the inside out. That way, any drips or splashes (ick – we know, bear with us here…) which escape the bowl can be cleaned up at the end and you’re not doing twice the work you ought to be. Sound good? Let’s get started.
Firstly, get all the gear you need. Toilet cleaner, a toilet brush, and disinfecting wipes are usually part of a household’s cleaning supplies. However, we suggest going the extra mile here for the best way to clean your toilet. Get a pumice stone for cleaning brown stains on a toilet and elbow-length rubber gloves. (You can see where this is going, and while it’s not glamorous, it’s certainly effective).
Now, add your toilet bowl cleaner to the bowl and give it a good scrub with your toilet brush. This gets rid of any yucky residue, meaning that at least it is clean on the surface before you get a little closer. For really tough stains in the bowl, let the cleaner soak for a bit and do its thing. While this is happening, give the seat a good wipe down with the disinfectant wipes. Then, lift the seat to get at the rim and give it a proper wipe down, too. You’ll want to get some toilet cleaner under the rim as well to remove limescale or other build up from hard water. You may find that you get stains in the toilet from where the water flushes out – this is normal wear and tear, but you can correct the staining with regular cleaning.
Rinse the toilet bowl by flushing it a few times. You can also rinse your toilet brush by holding it into the water stream of the flushing toilet. You should now have a clean toilet bowl, seat and toilet rim. Now we’ll get to the expert stuff.