You probably feel a sense of dread that comes with cleaning a toilet that’s more distinct than any other type of chore. Unlike trash you can simply dispose of with a plastic bag, cleaning toilets require you to get down and dirty, or else the seat, bowl, and handle will stay that way. Despite the universal hatred of the john, what’s right isn’t always easy. It’s best to properly prepare to make the experience as painless as possible. After all, using an unclean toilet is even worse than having to clean one.
While it isn’t rocket science to know how to clean a toilet, there’s a process. You need the right supplies and preparation. Investing in appropriate gloves, a scrubbing brush, and more, as well as knowing when to scrub what can make all the difference. This graphic provides a step-by-step guide to help you get your toilet spotless.