Mom Fills A Bottle And Places It In The Toilet Tank For An Incredible Reason I Wasn't Aware Of
Marilyn Caylor 5/26/2016
It gets used several times every day, so it only makes sense to keep it clean and maintained. These great tried and true tips show you how to pamper your toilet for long-life!
Save On Your Water Bill
Save on your water bill by filling an empty soda bottle with water and inserting it into the corner of the tank. It will keep the tank water filled to the same level, but you won't waste as much water with each flush. Happy Simply Living recommends adding a few marbles or pebbles so that the bottle doesn't float around in the tank.
Fizz Away Clogged Toilets
You don't need to buy expensive products to unclog your toilet bowl. Make your own magically fizzy de-clogger with baking soda, vinegar and boiling water. Check out how Bonzai Aphrodite unclogs her toilet with this inexpensive remedy!
Patch Toilet Seat Cracks
Duct tape is a good old standby that repairs just about anything in a pinch. If you have a broken toilet seat, strong tape will keep it together until you can get a new seat installed. But, who says you have to use the silver stuff? A few strips of colorful washi tape works just as well and adds a bit of character to your seating arrangement!
Lemon Juice Cleaning Power
The natural acids in lemon juice can kill germs and keep your bowl sparkling like new! It can also dissolve rust and lime buildup. Nicole at Wonky Wonderful has an easy and inexpensive recipe for an all-purpose cleaner using lemon juice, vinegar and water!
Let It Have A Drink Of Soda
If you pour a can of soda in the toilet, it can help remove those brown ring stains hanging around the water line. You can use a generic brand of soda, or even diet! It's the phosphoric acid that does the trick. Simply Living Basics can show you how to get this dirty deed taken care of.
Prevent Rusty Screws
Rusted screws can cause problems later on when you need to do higher level maintenance work on the toilet. Prevent that from happening by applying a clear coat of nail polish to the screws.
Stop It From Running
Is your toilet running intermittently? Stop its marathon training in its tracks by jiggling the handle. This can help free up the floating ball inside the tank. A free floating ball means that the water levels will rise properly in the tank, and not leak into the bowl.
De-Mystify Mystery Smells
Are there mysteriously yucky smells coming from the vicinity of the toilet? If you have boys in the home, it might not be such a mystery after all! Get rid of it ASAP with an all-over toilet scrub down from Stockpiling Moms.
Help The Plunger
When the toilet is clogged, excess water can rise to the top. Before you go crazy with the plunger, use a plastic bowl to scoop up the extra water first.
Keep It In Tip Top Shape
Making sure your toilet is maintained and clean will keep you both happy! From making the bowl smile with a sparkly white shine to keeping the screws from rusting, these easy home remedies will make cleaning and maintaining the toilet less of a chore.