Get rid of those awful toilet bowl stains without scrubbing. Check out how to clean toilet stains like a pro and get your toilet clean again. Remove hard water stains from toilet easily with this simple trick!
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.
How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Toilet
You will need a few things to clean toilet bowl stains without scrubbing.
- vinegar (just regular white vinegar works great!)
- paper towels
- rubber gloves (I picked mine up on amazon)
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.
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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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- Rubber Gloves( I like these from Amazon!)
- Paper Towels
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An easy way to lower the water in toilet before you clean it -- fill the bathroom wastebasket ( use the tub faucet if basket doesn't fit in the sink) and dump it in the toilet. Then wipe the basket with paper towel and cleaner of choice....now it's clean too.
Thanks for the tip! I will try that next time.
Lindsey Mozgai says
It's funny. My fiance and I ran into this same issue lol. He was responsible for the bathroom, but was not really keeping it "clean", Finally, I told him are you even using cleaners? He admitted that he had ONLY ever used water! WATER! Needless to say after a year of "cleaning" there were many stains to work through.
Ha ha! My husband recently asked where the cleaning closet was! Good thing they have us, right?
Lindsey Mozgai says
Julie @ Logger's Wife says
Another way to empty the toilet: turn off the water to the toilet at the back where the water supply comes to the toilet. Flush then flush again. Then it also empties the water out of the tank so you can clean back there if need be. Our well ran dry this summer then started pulling mud. All that mud going through the line to the toilet settled into the the tank. It was pretty gross. The random things you learn....;) #ThriftyThursday
I clean houses and the product I use which is no fuss no muss is The Works for bath and toilets. It cuts rust and yuck almost instantly. I caution you not to breathe it in tho because it is caustic.
I will have to try that. Thanks!
Stacy Shipman says
Crazy question but does it matter what kind of vinegar you use? I have apple cider vinegar and thought I would use it. Just checking and thank you so much for your tips! Love the oven cleaning with baking sofa!
Just use good old fashion bleach, it works every time no mess no using your hands
Do you have any tips for stain removal on the bottom of the toilet seat? Mine are hideous
Have you tried a Clorox bleach pen on them? The gel might cling to the seat better to give the bleach more time to set in. Or you could try a paper towel soaked in bleach. I will see if I can find any stains on my toilet seat to experiment on.
I keep a spray bottle with white vinegar and some blue Dawn with water. After the toilet is clean if you use this regularly it keeps it sparkling.
I will have to try that sometime thanks!
The easy way to empty the bowl is to use about a half a meter of sturdy toilet paper or wipes , hold one end on the water line and flush which sends the product around the s bend then let go the capillary action drains the bowl down to the last drop its best to do it last thing at night .
I hope this helps all you ladies that don't like the grose job of cleaning toilets.