4 Random Things That Clean Your Toilet (Really Well!)

by Simplify

Cleaning the toilet is probably no one's favorite household chore, but we all know it has to be done. A lot of people stick to the traditional big guns of toilet cleaning such as bleach, chlorine, and all kinds of other chemicals because they're known to work well.

However, did you know that there are plenty of unexpected ways to clean and deodorize a toilet that don't involve these chemicals? In this blog, we'll explore some of the unconventional yet effective methods that can leave your toilet looking and smelling fresh.

1. Coca-Cola

Yes, you read that right. Coca-Cola can be used to clean and deodorize your toilet! Simply pour a can of Coca-Cola into the bowl and let it sit for an hour or two.

The acid in the soda will help break down any stubborn stains, and the carbonation will help lift any dirt or grime. After letting it sit, scrub the bowl with a toilet brush and flush.

Coca-Cola bottles and cans

2. Kool-Aid

Believe it or not, Kool-Aid can also be used to clean your toilet. The citric acid in Kool-Aid makes it an effective cleaner, and the added bonus is that it comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose your favorite scent and color combination.

Simply sprinkle a packet of Kool-Aid into the bowl, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub and flush.

3. Alka-Seltzer

If you have Alka-Seltzer tablets lying around, they can also be used to clean your toilet. Simply drop a few tablets into the bowl, let them fizz and dissolve for a few minutes, then scrub and flush. The citric acid and effervescence will help break down stains and leave your toilet sparkling clean.

4. Baking Soda and Vinegar

One of the most effective and environmentally friendly ways to clean your toilet is with baking soda and vinegar. Simply sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda into the bowl and pour vinegar over it.

Let the mixture sit for a few minutes, then scrub the bowl with a toilet brush and flush.

The baking soda and vinegar combination will not only help break down dirt and grime, but it will also deodorize the bowl and leave it smelling fresh.

Baking soda

Clearly, cleaning and deodorizing your toilet doesn't have to be a chore, and you don't have to rely on harsh chemicals to get the job done. With these unexpected methods, you can keep your toilet looking and smelling fresh using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

So next time you're in need of a toilet clean, try one of these fun and surprising methods for a fresh and sparkling bowl. Let us know in the comments if you try any of them out!

Clean toilet

This article was written using AI technology and was then heavily edited and optimized by our editorial team.

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  • Barbara Barbara on Aug 28, 2023

    I use baking soda and vinegar

  • Fran Pierson Fran Pierson on Aug 29, 2023

    Denture tablets are less expensive and just as effective as Alka-seltzer and colas. Toss one in the commode and let sit. A quick swish with the brush and it is sparkling clean. We have a septic and use well water...double concerns for cleaners.