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Your Toilet Matters: 10 Genius Hacks And 1 Mistake To Avoid

As an essential part of our home life, the toilet will hugely upset us if it becomes dirty or clogged. Still calling for expensive help to handle these tricky problems? Well, you don't have to! Here we've listed 10 genius toilet tricks that only include everyday items and a big no-no as a bonus.

1. Baking Soda Unclogs Toilet

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Baking soda paired with vinegar is a quick remedy for a clogged toilet. You need to pour one cup of baking soda into the bowl and then slowly add one cup of vinegar (the reaction can be intense!). About 20 minutes later, you'll see the water level go down, which means you can safely flush the toilet.

2. A Plastic Soda Bottle Saves On Water

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You can save both water and your money with a homemade toilet gadget. Find a one-liter plastic bottle, fill it with an inch or two of sand and top it up with water. Put it inside your toilet cistern, and every flush will consume less water.

3. Hot Water Unclogs Stubborn Pipes

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The toilet is clogged after you've used it, but someone else is urgently waiting to go in. We've all been there. Several cups of hot water can help you out of an embarrassing situation. Pour it directly into the toilet bowl, and the clog will disappear as if it had never existed.

4. White Vinegar Cleans Toilet Bowl

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White vinegar is an unbelievably effective cleaner, especially for hard water stains. You can pour it on the stains at night and flush them away the following day. It works even better to leave toilet paper soaked with vinegar on the filth for a night.

5. Bubble Wrap Reduces Condensation

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A sweating toilet cistern is unsightly and will leave water stains. Here's an easy way to prevent it. First of all, turn off the water valve to the toilet and open the cistern. Then flush and empty the water into it. Then you can line the inside of the cistern with bubble wrap, which works as insulation to prevent the cistern from getting too cold.

6. Coke Cleans The Bowl

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It sounds like an urban legend that you can clean your toilet with coke. However, once you try it, you're gonna love it. Here's the method: Pour a can of coke around the rim and leave it there for an hour or so. During this time, the soda will dissolve the stains, making them a lot easier to clean away with a toilet brush.

7. Dish Soap Cleans Toilet

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You don't have to buy a detergent especially for the toilet. The dish soap in your kitchen can help you clean the porcelain surface. It's even better if you let the liquid sit in the bowl for a bit longer.

8. Nail Polish Prevents Rust

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Save your extra nail polish for your toilet seat. Coating the bolts and nuts with it will leave them rust-free. Plus, the screws will stay firmly attached and in place, which prevents the seat from moving around.

9. Baby Oil Polishes Chrome

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You won't believe how sparkling your toilet handle can be until you've tried this simple trick. Apply several drops of baby oil and polish the button with a clean, soft cloth until it shines like new.

10. A Toilet Paper Roll Or A Cup Prevents Dampness

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If there's no separate bath area, your toilet seat can become too wet to use every time after a shower. Well, just placing a toilet paper roll or a cup under the seat can help it to ventilate and dry faster.

11. Don't Pour Bleach Into Your Toilet

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You'd better not pour bleach directly into your toilet bowl, as it may risk ruining the porcelain. However, if you do, contact the manufacturer to see if it's alright. You should also note that when bleach meets ammonia, it will release toxic gas.

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