You may think that dishwasher tablets belong solely and exclusively to this appliance, but the reality is that they have many other interesting utilities and all sorts of surprising uses of which you may not be aware.
One of these is in certain rooms of the house, such as the bathroom, and more specifically as a cleaning ally for your toilet.
The bathroom: a nest of germs
As we predicted, the bathroom is one of those places in the home where more germs and bacteria tend to accumulate, but without doubt the most exposed area is the toilet. A place that always needs disinfecting and cleaning, and for which we often use conventional cleaning products, but what if we told you that a simple dishwasher tablet could do all the cleaning for you? Yes, you read that right, and all with incredible cleaning results.
Why put a dishwasher tablet in the toilet?
And that's because cleaning the toilet isn't anyone's favorite task and cleaning it completely is usually a rather tedious job, but one that we don't have to put off precisely to prevent bacteria from spreading through it. Fortunately, there's a simple cleaning trick for the toilet with which you can leave it completely clean and disinfected in very little time and using nothing more than a dishwasher tablet. We explain how it works.
How to clean toilets with a dishwasher tablet
To start cleaning toilets, we recommend that you first clean them with lemon and baking soda. Once you've completed this first step, it's time to place a dishwasher tablet in the bottom of the toilet and run hot water over it.
Let it dissolve with the heat and dissolve gradually. This way, the inside of your toilet will remain disinfected, clean and with a fresh smell, eliminating typical bad odors. What's more, you'll save on the investment in expensive cleaning products that usually involve a lot more work than throwing away a simple dishwasher tablet.
Other effective homemade toilet cleaning tips
In addition to the dishwasher tablet trick, there are many other easy and effective cleaning tricks you can put into practice to disinfect your toilets, and which will also save you money on specific cleaning products. Take note.
- White vinegar and baking soda: Mix about 1/2 cup baking soda with 1 cup white vinegar. Pour the mixture into the toilet and let stand for 15-30 minutes before brushing and rinsing. The baking soda and vinegar will help remove stains and residues.
- Salt and lemon: sprinkle salt inside the toilet, then scrub with half a lemon. The acidity of the lemon and the abrasion of the salt will help remove stains and odours.
- Baking soda and essential oil: Mix baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil (e.g. tea tree or lavender oil) to create a paste. Apply the paste to the inside of the toilet bowl and leave for a while before scrubbing and rinsing.
- Hydrogen peroxide: Pour hydrogen peroxide into the toilet and let it stand for about 30 minutes before cleaning and rinsing. Hydrogen peroxide is useful for removing stains and disinfecting.
- Baking soda and vinegar tablets: You can make effervescent toilet tablets by mixing baking soda with a little water and white vinegar to make a paste. Shape into small tablets and leave to dry. Then simply drop a tablet into the toilet and let it dissolve before brushing and rinsing.
If you put any of these tips to the test, remember to always wear gloves and be sure to ventilate the area while cleaning the toilet. These home tips are effective for regular toilet maintenance and cleaning, but if you have stubborn stains or more serious problems, you may need a specialist cleaner or consider professional assistance.
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