Cleaning the bathroom and the toilet is undoubtedly an unpleasant task. Fortunately, small practical tips can help you with this task. Here’s how to clean your toilet in less than 10 minutes!
Top tips to clean your toilet
- Toilet brush
This brush is a real breeding ground for bacteria, so it is important to clean it to prevent their proliferation. To do this, set the brush between the toilet seat and the ceramic bowl. Sprinkle liberally with baking soda and pour over some lemon juice. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Then rinse the brush with hot water, let it dry and repeat the same operation again. You will immediately notice the difference. Baking soda is a deodorizer and a very effective antibacterial agent that neutralizes odors. Lemon also has antibacterial properties that removes the toughest stains and leaves a pleasant fresh scent.
Moreover, it is advisable not to leave the brush in a container filled with water, it promotes the growth of bacteria.
Researchers from Quinnipiac University Connecticut in the US studied toothbrushes put in washrooms shared by nine students. The researchers found that their brushes contain an impressive amount of faeces and using the cap did not prevent the proliferation of bacteria. On the contrary, it is the perfect place for their proliferation. It is therefore advisable to keep your toothbrush away from the toilet.
To clean your toothbrush, dip it in a glass of apple cider vinegar mixed with water and let it stand for 30 minutes. Thanks to its acetic acid content, apple cider vinegar has very effective antibacterial, stain removal and deodorizing properties that will clean the toothbrush and get rid of bacteria. Moreover, it is advisable to change your toothbrush every 3 months.
- Loofah sponge
A loofah consists of 100% natural fibers. It is widely used for a gentle scrub to exfoliate body parts (elbows, knees, etc.). However, this type of sponge may prove to be a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. To remedy this, dip your sponge in a bowl of apple cider vinegar mixed with water (in equal parts) and let it stand for one hour. Then let the sponge dry. You can apply this trick few hours before taking a shower. The vinegar will neutralize the bacteria in the sponge and remove dead skin.
From the first use, bacteria, dead skin and hair can accumulate between the blades of the razor, which can be very harmful to the skin and cause infections and pimples. To avoid this, spray your razor with alcohol before use. It is also advisable to change razor after the fourth use.
- Suction cup
The suction cup is a real breeding ground for bacteria. These can proliferate and be on your toothbrush, razor, etc. It is therefore important to clean before and after use. For this, liberally apply alcohol to your cup, let it stand for several minutes (10 min) and rinse with warm water.