Cleaning the bathroom toilet is an arduous but necessary household task. Scrubbing around the rim is a dreadful job. Tablets deposited in the toilet tank assist with cleaning when the cistern is flushed and also keep the bathroom deodorised. Various types of cleaning tablets are available in grocery and general stores, but these can be costly and they do not always last for many flushes. Instead, you can use household items that have been sitting unused in your kitchen cupboards as an alternative, homemade toilet tank tablet.
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Things you need
- Vitamin C tablets
- Alka-Seltzer tablets
- Baking soda pool cleaning tablets
- Lemon juice
Lift the toilet cistern lid and drop two vitamin C tablets into the tank. The vitamin C tablets contain natural stain removing and cleaning properties.
Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into the toilet bowl and allow them to dissolve. The citric acid contained in the tablets will clean and deodorise the system while the effervescing action will keep clean the bowl when flushed.
Pop a baking soda pool cleaning tablet into the cistern. Baking soda is a natural cleaner and deodoriser that will absorb bad odour and keep the tank smelling fresh when flushing.
Squirt a few drops of lemon juice in the toilet tank along with the homemade tablet to add to the cleaning quality and fresh odour.
Tips and warnings
- Do not mix bleach with any other cleaning chemical. The odours produced will be harmful.
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