Have you ever stopped by a friends house to drop off a book she let you borrow (was it this one?) and you popped in to use the bathroom?
And you are good friends, so she didn’t even bother to pick up the Legos on the living room floor, and you smiled as you walked by and decided that you love her just a little bit more for letting you see that.
And when you get to the bathroom you notice that the toilet is clean. And you are happy it’s clean because you are going to use it, but secretly you hate her a little bit because you know your toilet wouldn’t look that clean if someone was just popping in. And you know she didn’t just clean it for you because she was kind enough to leave the kids’ bath towels in a pile on the floor and besides, it doesn’t smell like bathroom cleaner in here.
I’m going to tell you how to cheat so you can always be that friend with the clean toilet. Because who doesn’t want to be that friend?
It totally works. It’s weird, but it is awesome.
I read this tip a few years ago on a list of something like “101 unusual uses for household objects.” I tried it and I was hooked. It takes less than 30 seconds.
I don’t clean the toilet like this every time, obviously, but I do it a lot if I have short notice that company is coming over. I don’t want the house to smell like chemicals. I’d rather give the “Of course I keep it this clean all the time.” ::wink. wink.:: impression.
So I wipe the outside and the seat of the toilet with a baby wipe and I squirt toothpaste in the bowl.
Hold it up high so it doesn’t actually get near the toilet, especially if you still plan on using the same toothpaste to brush your teeth, and squirt a dollop down in the bowl.
(Please don’t try to clean the outside of your toilet with toothpaste, that will just make a big mess! Baby wipes, people. they’re amazing.)
Toothpaste is made for cleaning the enamel on your teeth, so it also works really well to clean the enamel on your porcelain throne.
I don’t make up the rules. It’s called science.
Let me know if you try it!
Want another crazy, money saving cleaning tip? Check out how I use regular dish soap (like Dawn) and one more secret ingredient to make homemade dishwasher detergent that works better than anything you can but at the store.