Grab your tools. If you’re repulsed by the thought of cleaning a toilet, you’ll want to have everything you need ready to go beforehand so the process is as quick as possible. Grab rubber gloves, which are essential, plus as many of the following things as you can find: a toilet brush, sanitary wipes, an old, out-of-use toothbrush, clean rags (or paper towels), and/or toilet cleaner.
Here’s a sanitation tip – keep a pair of rubber gloves solely for the purpose of cleaning the toilet. Buy them in a distinct color that’s different from every other pair of gloves you own. This way, you won’t accidentally use them for washing dishes, etc.
You may also want to have some all-purpose cleaner handy. You can find this at the grocery store, but, if you want to save cash, you can also make your own cleaning solution by adding 1 tbsp dish soap to 6 oz of water.
Scrub the bowl. You can clean the different parts of the toilet in any order you like, but, if you’re in a hurry, you may find that it’s smartest to start with the bowl. This way, if you splash any dirty water out of the bowl while you’re cleaning it, it won’t get parts of the toilet that you’ve already cleaned dirty.
Use a toilet brush to scrub away any stains or mineral deposits you see. You may need to apply some pressure to eliminate caked-on stains. For added cleaning power, drop a little toilet cleaner or all-purpose cleaner into the water, then dip the brush in it.