Monday, May 6, 2013

Coca-Cola to sanitize your toilet, and other untraditional bathroom cleaning methods

If you hate the chemical smell of typical cleaning agents but like to keep your bathroom spick-and-span, a few unconventional products may be your ticket. By cleaning the toilet and other sections of the bathroom with goods you may find in your fridge or kitchen pantry, your facilities will shine. 

6 household goods that'll clean your toilet

The Huffington Post recently listed a handful of unconventional cleaning methods for your toilet or bidet

One way to keep the toilet clean is by pouring two cups of Gatorade into the bowl. After letting the sports drink sit for an hour, wipe it away with a brush. Whatever flavor you use, the electrolyte-rich beverage will leave the fixture as clean as any toilet-bowl cleaner would. 

You can also use rubbing alcohol to clean toilet rings by letting it soak for several minutes in the bowl, then wiping away any stains with a cleaning tool.

Pouring a can of Coca-Cola into your toilet bowl and letting it sit for an hour sanitizes the fixture. Simply scrub the surface before you flush the soda down, and the bowl will be clean. A denture tablet dropped in the bowl and left for 20 minutes will also clean a toilet bowl. 

To get rust stains off of a toilet, use a pumice stone soaked in warm water. Make sure both the stone and the toilet are wet so you don't scratch the porcelain. Throw on your rubber gloves and scrub: The rust will disappear before you know it. 

Finally, vinegar sprayed over a ring of dish soap under your toilet's rim will also sanitize the piece. Use a toilet brush to scrub the bowl with the combination and the piece will look immaculate.

Household remedies to sanitize other areas of the bathroom

LifeTips, an advice website, noted a few unusual approaches to cleaning other parts of your bathroom.

Are the drains of your shower clogged with hair? Throw two alka seltzer tabs down the drain with some vinegar, then rinse with hot water.

To polish brass bathroom fixtures, the source suggests dipping half a lemon in salt and rubbing it across the pieces. Wipe the surfaces with a clean cloth, and your doorknobs and robe hooks will seem radiant.

Want your bathroom mirror to sparkle? Wash it with a mixture of water and clarifying shampoo. By using these household products, you can clean your bathroom without the leftover chemical aroma.