There really aren’t many things gross me out more than a stained, dirty toilet. Of course, I have a strict cleaning routine around the house—especially the bathroom—but unfortunately, mineral stains can’t just be scrubbed away with some soap. The minerals found in hard water (calcium, magnesium, iron) attach themselves to surfaces really quickly, so you may notice these stains even though you clean regularly. It’s not you, it’s the water!
Luckily, I’ve found the best way to clean these up, but be prepared, as this is a lengthy process that requires some elbow grease.
Here’s What You Do:
- Use a plunger to remove as much water from the bowl as possible
- Pour vinegar so it covers the stains on the bottom (you’d be surprised ant just how versatile vinegar really is!)
- Soak toilet paper in vinegar and stick it to the stains around the bottom bowl
- Leave to sit overnight, while scrubbing the bottom every now and then
- Remove toilet paper and scrub
- Flush toilet and enjoy the cleanliness!
If for whatever reason this doesn’t work quite as well for you, try any of these four other homemade toilet bowl cleaner remedies – we like it easy and frugal!
Take Note: Some people may suggest muriatic acid because it works very, very quickly, but this is a big no-no if you aren’t a professional. It is an extremely dangerous and powerful chemical that should rather be steered clear from.