How to Keep a Toilet Bowl Clean

The toilet is one of the most germ-filled places in your house. Keeping your toilet bowl clean can help prevent the spread of harmful bacteria. Putting off cleaning your toilet will make the job more difficult. Weekly cleanings along with some other tools for in between cleanings will help keep your toilet bowl fresh and germ-free.

Weekly cleanings

  1. Flush your toilet.

  2. Sprinkle baking soda onto the sides of the toilet bowl.

  3. Allow it to sit for a few minutes.

  4. Spray a solution of 50 percent water and 50 percent vinegar around the outside of your toilet bowl, including the handle and all other visible areas.

  5. Wipe the outside clean with a sponge.

  6. Scrub the inside of the toilet with your toilet brush.

  7. Flush the toilet.


  • If a child is potty training, you might need to clean the toilet more than weekly. Tablets to keep your toilet fresh can be added in between cleanings, but do not depend only on them for keeping your toilet fresh and disinfected.

About the Author

Bailey Granger has been a military journalist since 2006. She also has an extensive professional background in computer repair, performing arts and social sciences. Granger holds a Master of Science in strategic intelligence from American Military University and a Bachelor of Arts in international relations from Bridgewater State College.