Monday, September 26, 2011

Cleaning Queen Tip #1: Cleaning Toilet Rings without Chemicals

This post is dedicated to our mother, the cleaning queen. As long as we can remember, our Mom has always had some crazy cleaning tips that work like magic! To this day, we still bring over our laundry to have her get a spot out or ask her for tips on those hard to clean items. She always has a recommendation that works 99% of the time. We thought it would be nice to share some of her genius cleaning tips periodically. Thanks Mom for all you have done for us over the years!

Today's' Tip:
Cleaning Hard Water Toilet Rings without Chemicals!

When we first moved into our new house, we had toilet rings in ALL of the toilets. The house was on the market for 2 years and completely empty, so no one took care of cleaning and flushing the toilets. With the hard rural water we have, we ended up with really bad toilet rings in all the toilets.

After multiple types of chemicals and scrubbing to no end, I still could not get remove the hard water ring. I was complaining to my Mom about it one day, and she suggested a pumice stone.You can use an old one you have had around the house (don't use it on your feet after the toilet) or go buy a new one from Walmart for $0.80.
Just don your rubber gloves and lightly rub on the ring with the pumice stone. Don't rub too hard, because you could scratch your toilet. It's amazing and the ring will vanish before you eyes!
No chemicals, no smells, no mess....just a nice clean toilet with no hard water ring!
Do you have any awesome cleaning tips you would like to share? If so, comment below. We would love to hear any ideas to make cleaning easier!


Linda said...

Soda - plain old baking soda!
It will scrub off almost any kind of baked on crud in the kitchen. No more unsightly yellowy grease/whatever on the outside of crockpots, bakeware or cassoroles, pots and pans(even if it is burned to black because it has been there so long), Soda will even clean the black from the drip pans on the stove. Usually I just use a cloth but when it is really bad I use a plasticy scrubby pad. YES it will take some genuine 'elbow grease' just keep rubbing - and add more if you need it - after all the price is not too bad ...
WARNING: the longer it has been baked on the MORE elbow grease needed ... I have learned to do it after every use.

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