Grimy, dirty toilet rings are a homeowner’s worst enemy. The most frustrating part about the dirty rings, is the fact you know you will have to keep cleaning the rings every other day!
Forget unpleasant, toilet bowls can be downright difficult to get to sparkling status, which means you end up spending way too much time around your toilet, cleaning! Luckily, we have compiled some super easy ways to keep your toilet sparkling clean for days and days on end!
1. Use Kool-Aid Mix to clean dirty rings
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Thanks to Kool-Aids acidic base, this favorite soft drink is actually a scum fighting hero when it comes to banishing rings. For .25 cents, you can have a sparkling toilet, with smooth sides! Oooh Yeaah!
2. Plop in an essential oil fizzing tablet
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Make your own jarful of these fabulous fizzing tablets
by mixing up your concoction and then packing it into a small soap mold or an ice tray. Once you’re finished, store these in an airtight container in the bathroom and drop a few in a day, to keep up a constant state of cleanliness.
3. Use tape to clean the siphon jets
No matter how often you clean your toilet, if you’re leaving out this important step, it will get dirtier much quicker. After you’ve cleaned under the rim well, shut off the water, flush the bowl, and place heavy tape over the siphon jets before flushing down a gallon of vinegar. Let it sit like that overnight and then enjoy the long lasting cleanliness!
4. Scrub the bowl with a vinegar mix
Instead of mixing up a solution beforehand, follow this bit of cleaning genius
and pour each of the ingredients in one at a time. This way, the reaction caused by mixing the ingredients happens right in the bowl so that it has the best impact on the grime settled there.
5. Get rid of impenetrable ring scum with sandpaper
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You can lightly sand away otherwise impossible-to-remove stains, by wetting your sandpaper and buffing gently. Scouring the toilet bowl can lead to further build-up in the future, so this nifty trick should be reserved for the really tough to tackle rings and done with care.
6. Give the bowl a Coca Cola Wash
You can use some of your soda to set your toilet bowl sparkling! Just pour some Coke into the bowl, let it sit for a while, scrub it around the entire bowl using a sturdy brush, and flush away the soda and the scum!
7. For a quick touch up, use toothpaste
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This isn’t an all the time cleaner, but if you find out that company is on the way over and you don’t want a heavy chemical smell lingering in the air when they arrive, drip some toothpaste into the bowl (from way above) and scrub with your brush.