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Disposable wipes or cloths etc?


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#1 ~~~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

So how do you clean your toilet?

Do you reuse cloths or just use those antibacterial wipes for the outside etc?

We have good males in the house who don't really splatter, so usually I would scrub the inside of the bowl etc with the toilet brush and disinfectant/jif etc, but its the seat and outside that I am more curious about??

I'm not keen on the disposable wipes for environmental reasons but then wasn't sure about the hygeine of reusing other cloths/sponges etc.

So, what do you do?

Thanks original.gif

#2 Mercurial

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:29 AM

I put toilet cleaner in, leave, scrub with toilet brush and wipe seat over with wipes usually.  Due to my son's toileting issues our toilet is often very dirty, wipes are a quick and more hygienic way to clean the seat in my opinion.

#3 laridae

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:31 AM

I use toilet paper on the seat, lid & outside, with some toilet duck (or equivalent) on it.  I flush afterwards.
Inside I use the toilet brush.

#4 lozoodle

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:32 AM

I start with the outside, wipe down bowl and seat etc with some bathroom cleaner spray stuff. I have toilet cleaner squirted in the bowl doing its thing while I do this. Then I do under the seat and lid, around the top rim of the toilet bowl, then lastly scrub the inside of the bowl and under the rim etc.

I don't use disposable wipes, I use a chux type cloth, which I will then put through the wash and use again next time I use the toilet. I make sure my bathroom cloths are a different colour to my kitchen cloths so there are no mix ups original.gif

#5 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:33 AM

I used to use bicarb in a shaker then pour in some vinegar scrub, use some vinegar on the seat with loo paper and flush.

Lately I've been lazy and have been using Coles bleach gel squirt it around, scrub and flush, disinfectant wipes on the seat but I make the wipes myself - so just paper towel soaked in disinfectant and throw it in the bin.


eta floor gets disinfectant and boiling hot water.

Edited by lifehacker, 05 February 2013 - 11:34 AM.


#6 ~~~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:34 AM

QUOTE (laridae @ 05/02/2013, 12:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I use toilet paper on the seat, lid & outside, with some toilet duck (or equivalent) on it.  I flush afterwards.
Inside I use the toilet brush.

Doesn't your TP disintegrate? I found that I would go through too much or it would just fall to pieces....

QUOTE (lozoodle @ 05/02/2013, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't use disposable wipes, I use a chux type cloth, which I will then put through the wash and use again next time I use the toilet. I make sure my bathroom cloths are a different colour to my kitchen cloths so there are no mix ups original.gif


Yes, I like this idea or different colour cloths yyes.gif

What about multiple toilets, do you guys have different "clean" cloths or just take one around for all of them? (We have 3 in our house)

Edited by ~~~, 05 February 2013 - 11:35 AM.


#7 tick

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

I just use whatever cloth on the seat, lid and rim actually.  We have a mountain of old washers that get used for wiping such things.  They go in the wash, get washed and hung in the sun so I'm not worried about them being "germy" or whatever.  The actual bowl just gets a thorough squirt of domestos or similar, soaks for a bit and gets flushed.  I rarely scrub it unless there's a stubborn mark or something.  

Every now and then I pull the whole toilet seat off and soak it in the laundry tub or hose it down outside just to really clean it (and the bowl underneath where the seat screws down).

#8 beachook

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:37 AM

We have those blue bleach toilet cistern block things that keep the inside of the toilet reasonably clean. The outside and the seat I wipe over with those bathroom wet wipe thingies. The inside looks clean most of the time but if I do have to clean it I squirt Harpic White and Shine in, let it sit for 10 minutes and then use a toilet brush.

#9 PrincessPeach

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

I use toilet paper instead of a cloth for my seat & lid as well.

It does sort of disintegrate, however I always flush the loo if i need any more than a few sheets.

#10 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:38 AM

Toilet brush inside the bowl and a rag soaked in disinfectant for the seat and outside.

#11 laridae

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (~~~ @ 05/02/2013, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doesn't your TP disintegrate? I found that I would go through too much or it would just fall to pieces....

We'll it does a little, but not enough to be a problem.  I fold some up so its a couple of thicknesses, squirt on a little toilet gel, and wipe.  I normally use Kleenex or Sorbent though, after years of my parents having nothing but cheap single ply TP, I like the thicker stuff...

#12 lozoodle

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (~~~ @ 05/02/2013, 12:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What about multiple toilets, do you guys have different "clean" cloths or just take one around for all of them? (We have 3 in our house)

Hmmm good point. I only have one toilet at the moment, but am about to have 3 as my other two bathrooms are nearly finished. I will probably use a new cloth for each toilet, as the idea of going from one to the next with the same cloth icks me out a bit. I'm the type who does all my major cleaning in one hit, so it would all be on the same day that its done, then thrown in the wash together.

#13 noonehere

Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

Earth brand cleaner on the inside and toilet brush. The seat i use really hot water or dettol

#14 ~Supernova~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

I use toilet paper with toilet duck too. Quick and easy original.gif

#15 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 05 February 2013 - 04:22 PM

QUOTE (~~~ @ 05/02/2013, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So how do you clean your toilet?

Do you reuse cloths or just use those antibacterial wipes for the outside etc?

We have good males in the house who don't really splatter, so usually I would scrub the inside of the bowl etc with the toilet brush and disinfectant/jif etc, but its the seat and outside that I am more curious about??

I'm not keen on the disposable wipes for environmental reasons but then wasn't sure about the hygeine of reusing other cloths/sponges etc.

So, what do you do?

Thanks original.gif


Inside the toilet - a toilet brush with cleaning stuff (depends what's on hand)

Outside the toilet - a thicker chux wipe with Spray and Wipe (or equivalent).  Once toilet is cleaned, the chux wipe gets chucked into a bucket with hot water in the laundry with a bit of napisan.  Once there is a build up of towels, etc to make up a towel load (takes 3-4 days normally), then it gets washed to be re-used another day.  I use a 'new' cloth for each bathroom/toilet (toilet gets cleaned last if I am cleaning the bathroom as well).

I love chux robust.  They have great longevity compared to other wipe things.

I don't like using disposable wipes to clean the toilet.

#16 Lyn29

Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:28 PM

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Edited by bye, 29 March 2013 - 02:42 PM.


#17 1miss2littlemen

Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:34 PM

anti bacterial wipes! I find a cloth kinda gross LOL

#18 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 05 February 2013 - 06:03 PM

I have used toilet paper with disinfectant on it for years to clean the seat etc and obviously brush for the bowl inside.

Edited by ~THE~MAGICIAN~, 05 February 2013 - 06:03 PM.


#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

QUOTE (AgEm_my_world @ 05/02/2013, 05:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anti bacterial wipes! I find a cloth kinda gross LOL

you wash undies and re-use them all the time.  Why not a cloth wipe??

#20 antsy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:30 AM

Another one who uses toilet duck and toilet paper. Yes the toilet paper disintigrates a little, but as someone else said just fold it up so it is thick and it wont be a problem. I much prefer this because you dont have to think about cleaning a germy cloth afterwards.

#21 Kitty Fantastico

Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:40 AM

I use old rags and spray and wipe stuff for the outside, then the rags often get chucked in the bin. Toilet brush and detergent for inbetween cleans, but I keep old kitchen scourers and wear gloves to clean inside and under the rim etc, the sponges then get chucked out too.

#22 iwanttosleepin

Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:44 AM

the cleaner does it - twice a week.  i have no idea how she does it!

#23 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:19 AM

daily I scrub the bowl, twice a week I use the antibacterial flushable wipes on the surfaces, especially under the seats!

#24 ~~~

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:27 PM

QUOTE (trishalishous @ 06/02/2013, 02:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
daily I scrub the bowl, twice a week I use the antibacterial flushable wipes on the surfaces, especially under the seats!

ohmy.gif  Wow..... not to pick on you at all.... its just that while I aim to do the toilets weekly, it usually is less frequent, unless there is a wee or poo disaster ninja.gif No wonder my cleaning supply bills are so low laughing2.gif

Maybe that should be another thread - how often do you clean your toilets.......? cool.gif

#25 RealityBites

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:36 PM

When I do it, I clean the bathroom with a chux wipe (with some sort of spray), toilet last, then throw the wipe away. I have never even thought of washing them  ph34r.gif




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