Monday, March 5, 2012

A Miracle Worker of a Toilet Cleaner

{Alert: This post is a real life, nitty gritty, housecleaning unplugged post.}

We've lived in our house for almost 3 years now, & in all that time, I've never been able to get rid of the disgusting rings in the toilets. Here, take a peek at the kids' bathroom toilet to see what I mean. Gross, right? I'm pretty sure it's mainly due to hard water & the fact that this toilet doesn't get used all that often, but our master bath toilet looks similar.
I've tried various cleaning methods, including toilet bowl cleaners from a few different stores, soaking them with vinegar, cleaning with baking soda, etc, all to no effect. Not only does it look disgusting, it's a little embarrassing when guests use the bathrooms, & also, who knows what else is living in that disgusting build-up! Well, I recently read a blog post (I can't remember where) about an awesome way to get rid of those unsightly rings. She used a pumice stick & said that it worked miracles. So, I headed over to Amazon to see how much one would cost. There were a few different pumice sticks for sale, & I'm pretty sure the blogger that I read said she used this one with the handle. I settled on this one, mainly because it was 5 bucks cheaper than the one with the handle, & I'm pretty sure I can handle scrubbing without the handle, especially since I was planning on wearing gloves anyway.
Since I have free 2-day shipping at Amazon, it cost me less than $5 for this little experiment. I patiently waited out the weekend & was excited to check the mail today to see if it came (yeah, I've never been so excited about cleaning supplies. Feel free to call me a dork). I was excited to see the package in the mail box & dropped everything to test it out when I got back in the house. Are you ready to see my results? I decided to take before & after pictures just to prove my results. By the way, I am in no way receiving any compensation for this post, I simply love a product that works & is a good deal! So, here's the kids' bathroom before & after pictures. You can see on the left side of the bowl where I started to scrub a little bit, then stopped & decided to take pictures. It definitely took a little bit of elbow grease to get this clean, because it was kind of hard & crusted on there (don't even try to tell me your toilet has never been like this!). Doesn't it look amazing in the after picture, or as amazing as a toilet bowl can? And the final before & after is of our master bath toilet. The ring wasn't quite as bad, but it still looks so much better not to have that gross ring! I am so excited to finally have them gone! So, if your toilets suffer from this, try out the Pumie pumice stick & let me know what happens! I think I might have to order the 12 pack next time so I can have some on hand & save a few more bucks on each one!

1 comment:

Cherry Coy said...

You can get these pummies at the local Walmart for a couple of bucks or less. They work great on kitchen sinks too to get those grey scuffs off from washing pots and pans. Use them on anything porceline. Not marble or plastic. Great before and after picts.