How to Clean a Toilet

The gross-out factor of cleaning a toilet cannot be underestimated—but the gross-out factor of not cleaning a toilet is even worse. Better clean the toilet.

You will need

  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • Some toilet cleaner
  • All-purpose disinfectant spray cleaner
  • Paper towels
  • And a toilet brush
  • Goggles or glasses
  • An old toothbrush
  • And a wet pumice stone

Step 1 Ventilate room Ventilate the room by turning on any fans and opening any doors or windows. Remove any items sitting on top of your toilet tank.

Step 2 Put on gloves Put on the gloves.

Step 3 Flush toilet Flush the toilet.

Step 4 Lift seat Lift the toilet seat.

Step 5 Apply cleaner According to product instructions, apply toilet cleaner to the inside of your toilet bowl, making sure to reach under the rim. Allow the cleaner to stand, as directed, while you clean the rest of your toilet.

Step 6 Spray outside Spray the outside surfaces of the toilet with the all-purpose cleaner, making sure to cover the entire commode, tank, handle, rim, both sides of the seat and lid, and the hinges.

Step 7 Wipe down toilet Using paper towels, wipe down all of the areas of the toilet that you just sprayed.

Step 8 Scrub toilet The bowl should be ready to clean by now. Scrub it thoroughly with the toilet brush, especially under the rim.

Step 9 Flush toilet Flush the toilet and use the clean water to rinse the brush before you put it away. Just think: If you did this again soon, your toilet would never have the chance to get dirty…