3-Minute Toilet Cleaning Guide for a Sparkling Loo

We asked the skilled cleaners on our CleanMyPlace platform for their best advice on sprucing up a toilet in just 3 minutes. Here’s what they recommended.

Essential Tools:

  1. Rubber Gloves Opt for a separate pair for the bathroom (preferably white) and another color for the kitchen.

  2. Dedicated Bathroom Toothbrush Repurpose an old toothbrush or buy a new one, but be sure to use it exclusively for bathroom cleaning.

  3. Multipurpose Cleaner We suggest a homemade solution of 1 tablespoon dish soap mixed with 6 oz water, but feel free to use your preferred brand.

  4. Toilet Bowl Cleaner Choose a product specifically designed to eliminate dirt, bacteria, and limescale from toilet bowls.

  5. Paper Towels or Pre-moistened Cleaning Wipes These disposable options help avoid contaminating reusable cloths. Remember to dispose of them in the trash and not in the toilet.

  6. Toilet Bowl Brush Choose a brush with an additional attachment for better cleaning under the rim (we recommend Vileda brushes).

Ready? Let’s get to work!

  1. Generously spray the multipurpose cleaner all over the toilet, covering the tank, flush handle, hinges, lid, seat, rim, exterior bowl, and base. Allow it to sit for a minute to loosen grime.

  2. Apply the toilet bowl cleaner around the inner rim, using the angled spout for even distribution.

  3. Wipe the toilet clean, starting from the top and working your way down. Change paper towels or wipes as needed to avoid spreading germs.

  4. Spray the cleaning toothbrush with a bit of multipurpose cleaner, then use it to scrub the hinges and remove any buildup.

  5. Grab your toilet bowl brush and gently scrub under the rim before spiraling the brush down to the waterline. Continue swirling the brush down to the chute and pump it a few times to clean thoroughly.

  6. Finished! Flush the toilet, letting the water rinse the brush. Rest the brush on the rim with the seat down to let it drip-dry for a few minutes before returning it to its holder.

That’s it! Keep your toilet fresh and clean with minimal effort. If you’d rather leave the task to the pros, our CleanMyPlace cleaners are fully trained to leave your bathroom spotless. Book online today!

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