We all use it several times a day: the toilet. That’s why it is necessary to regularly clean ‘the pot’. Undoubtedly, that is not the most pleasant job, but it has to be done if you want to keep it at least a bit hygienic.
Here are a few simple, but effective, tips that can help you with that. For example, did you know that the most famous soft drink in the world can help you with this?
In 1886, the American pharmacist, John Pemberton, invented the soft drink, Coca Cola. Soon the drink became immensely popular and slowly it spread all over the world. Coca Cola is still one of the best known brands. Although it is a drink, you can also use it to clean the toilet!
No expensive toilet cleaners
Suppose you don’t have any cleaning vinegar, all-purpose cleaner or bleach in the house. However, a cleaning of the toilet is urgently needed. Then take a bottle of Coca Cola from the fridge and use it as a cleaning agent. Because it is slightly acidic, you can use Coca Cola very well to tackle the lime residue in the toilet bowl, without having to spend a lot of money on expensive toilet cleaners!
How do you proceed?
First pour the Coca-Cola – around the edge – into the toilet bowl. Let the soda rinse over any stains in the pot. For hard-to-reach stains, high up in the pot, soak an old cloth with Coca-Cola and apply it to the stains by hand. You can also use a vaporizer filled with cola, if you prefer not to get your hands dirty. Then let the Coca-Cola soak in for a while.
It is important that you let the drink ‘soak in’ for at least an hour, the longer the acids in the Cola have a chance to remove the stains, the better. For extra cleaning power, you can also pour the Coca-Cola into the toilet bowl at night, before going to sleep. This way it has the whole night to do its work. Then flush the toilet. Because of the acids, the loose lime residue will be flushed away with the toilet water!