When we were selling our old house years ago my son was only 5 years old. I wanted to make sure that he felt comfortable with the move. We read him books about moving and asked him to make a list of things he would like to have at his new house. I have heard that this makes kids feel like they have a say in the moving process even if they don’t get things from their list. They can be just like mom and dad and make lists about moving.
I expected a long list of things like keeping his room the same color or getting a bigger room (his room was tiny!) but he only asked for two things. A bigger toy room and a bathroom connected to his bedroom like what we had. After spending a few minutes trying not to laugh I explained to him that usually houses have one master bedroom and bath, not two.
You can only imagine his joy then when we found our house, a foreclosure in horrible shape, with two master suites. There is the big one downstairs that we use and a smaller one upstairs that we moved my son in. It’s been so wonderful for him to have his own bedroom and bathroom. He is responsible for keeping his bedroom and bathroom picked up and I rarely go in his bathroom. The problem came the other day when I went into his bathroom.
He was keeping the bathroom picked up, but not really cleaned. I don’t even want to guess the last time the toilet was scrubbed. So, not only was the toilet dirty but it also had a good deal of stains in the bowl too. I knew I could scrub at the stains with toilet cleaner and they still wouldn’t come off easily.
I have however found a really easy way to clean the stains from the toilet bowl without scrubbing. Want to get rid of those awful stains? Check out this easy way of how to clean toilet stains like a pro.
You will need to start by getting the water out of the bowl. The water just dilutes any of the chemicals that you put in the toilet. You can just take a toilet plunger and plunge until all or most of the water has left the bowl. You can see in the picture below there is just a very small amount of water in the bowl now.
Dry the inside of the toilet bowl where the stains are. Then take a paper towel and get it wet with vinegar. I like to use rubber gloves for this part because it’s kind of gross. You can head over here to Amazon to pick up a box of rubber gloves for cheap. Take the vinegar soaked paper towel and place it up against the stains in the toilet bowl.
Let the paper towels soak against the stains for at least two hours. I have found the worse the stains the longer the paper towels need to be in the bowl. You can let them sit overnight if the stains are really bad.
You can pull up the paper towels and check to see if the stains are gone. When the stains are gone just remove all of the paper towels and throw them away. Then flush the toilet to wash away any remaining vinegar.
I love this method because not only do I not have to scrub but I also don’t risk scratching my toilet bowl. It’s a win-win! You no longer have to wonder how to clean toilet stains! You can easily get rid of those ugly stains in your toilet with just a few minutes of your time. Love this way of how to clean toilet stains? You can see a similar tip on the no-scrub way to clean your shower door using paper towels and vinegar!
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