Tidy Maids Blog
A step by step guide to cleaning your toilets
December 9th, 2017
This is probably the most disgusting household cleaning chore. But, it has to be done, and there is a right way to do it. Follow this step by step guide, and you will have a clean, disinfected, and shiny toilet when you are done.
Step 1: Get everything you need to clean. We recommend a disinfecting cleaner, a toilet cleaning brush, micro fiber towels, pumice stone, and rubber gloves (consider wearing eye protection).
Step 2: Put on your rubber gloves to get started. Flush the toilet. Use the toilet bowl brush to push the water down.
Step 3: Spray the disinfecting cleaner inside the toilet. Use your microfiber towel and scrub the inside of your toilet remembering to get under the rim. If you have a ‘toilet ring’ use the pumice stone to scrub it off of the bowl (these can only be used on white toilets – color toilets a pumice stone will scratch the paint)
Step 4: Use a microfiber towel and the disinfecting cleaner to clean the outside of the toilet (the top of the rim, the seat, and the rest of the toilet bowl). A best practice for this is to spray the cleaner on the microfiber rag, not on the toilet bowl.
- Using a microfiber rag to clean the inside of the toilet is more effective than using the toilet bowl brush
- Consider wearing eye protections
- Use environmentally responsible cleaners and nothing with bleach
- You may have to get on your knees to clean the toilet, consider wearing knee pads