LifestyleWhiten your toilet as snow: Simple, affordable, and eco-friendly cleaning hack

Whiten your toilet as snow: Simple, affordable, and eco‑friendly cleaning hack

Cleaning the toilet is not one of the most pleasant things.
Cleaning the toilet is not one of the most pleasant things.
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6:38 AM EST, January 20, 2024

Are you facing challenges in cleaning your toilet? If all the chemical cleansers in drug stores have let you down, you should try this simple method. Mix two readily available products (which you likely already have in your kitchen cabinets), put them in the toilet, and let them sit for several hours or overnight. After that, your toilet will sparkle with cleanliness as never before.

Achieving a Clean Toilet

Wondering how to bid farewell to a dirty toilet once and for all? The secret is combining baking soda and salt. These two ingredients instantly clean your toilet, leaving it not just clean but also as white as snow. Mix half a cup of salt and half a cup of baking soda, then pour the mixture into the toilet. Important to note is not to flush the mixture immediately. Allow it to sit for a few hours or overnight.

After that, give your toilet a thorough cleaning with a brush. To enhance the effect, you can add coffee grounds, which act as a great scrub for the toilet surface and help to neutralize unpleasant smells. Finally, flush the toilet.

Why Salt and Baking Soda?

Table salt and baking soda are both extraordinarily inexpensive and highly effective. Salt is an excellent product for cleaning toilets as, besides its germ-killing properties, it also removes stains and deposits. Hence, it could replace the shop's priciest and most effective chemical cleansers.

The same goes for baking soda, which is excellent in baking. It also works as a powerful grime-dissolving agent - not just for toilets. Baking soda can also handle the removal of stubborn stains from the sink and cleaning grout. Just don't mix it with vinegar.

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