For some reason, I really don't mind spending the day cleaning my house. My ideal situation would be to get someone to take my kiddos for the day, crank up the music, and get cleaning. Then, when all of my efforts are done, I would spend five minutes sitting on my couch in silence to take it all in. There is just something about the feeling that I get when my house is officially clean. And, after all, I know exactly what will happen when my angels return home. A glass of milk will get spilled, the salt shaker lid will mysteriously "fall" off, or Nixon will try to get creative while going to the bathroom and miss his target completely. That leads me to my arch-nemesis...the toilet!!
First off, I am always trying to keep a clean and tidy house. I strongly believe that this trait was passed directly to me from my mom, the crazy lady that sweeps her floor six times each day. While I am not at that level, I do take pride in keeping our home clean. I must also say, I do a pretty good job. BUT, I am constantly cringing at the sight of our toilets.
First off, we do have well-water that is hard (has a high mineral content). Even when clean water sits in our toilet, a reddish-orange film begins to buildup. This is frustrating enough, but I also have another issue. It never fails, no matter how much preaching I do, I swear my children forget where the little flusher handle is. Time after time, after coming home from work, I find that a surprise has been brewing in a toilet all day. Absolutely disgusting!!! On top of the hard-water stains, I am fighting this battle too! After several unsuccessful purchased products, homemade concoctions, and even prayer, I finally found the miracle 1-Ingredient Toilet Bowl Cleaner. And the answer to my prayers!
Vinegar! Yes, vinegar! You know...the stuff you can buy at Walmart for less than $2.00 a gallon!
The process is simple.
1. Pour about 2 cups of vinegar into a flushed toilet.
2. Let it soak for 20 minutes.
3. Wipe the stained areas in your toilet with a rag.
5. Stare in amazement at your sparkling, clean toilet!
I know that this sounds too good to be true, and that is exactly why my mind was blown when I discovered it. I could not believe how the vinegar basically broke down whatever it was that was causing the stains, and I was able to just wipe it away. That is why I am sharing this 1-Ingredient Toilet Bowl Cleaner with all of you. You can now sit back and relax, knowing that your toilet nightmares are over!
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