Friday, June 8, 2012

How to Clean "the Ring" (a.k.a. "toilet bowl ring")

I feel like I must be the last person on the planet to know the trick for cleaning the nasty toilet bowl ring.  Am I? I was cleaning a house with a lady from church a few weeks ago and she was kind enough to share this missing piece of information with me.  The secret is...

the pumice stone

...a pumice stone.  "What is that?"  Sista G asked when I told her this new found information. Yes, it's that stone people use to rub callouses off of feet and what not. After learning about the pumice stone I went to the store and in the pharmacy section I found what I was looking for, for about $2.  Only two dollars and no nasty chemicals needed that don't work anyway.  I admit I hadn't tried real hard to rid my toilets of "the ring," besides regular toilet bowl cleaner.  Maybe there's some awful chemical out there that does it, but I prefer this safe, cheap, and easy method of a $2 stone and gloves.  Yes, I recommend gloves of some sort as you put your arm into the toilet and scrub around the bowl and water will get on your arms.  If this really grosses you out, clean your toilet first and then scrub.  And that's all you need to scrub that ring right away.  I scrubbed and flushed a few times, but my minimally hard work paid off.  I now have a ring-free toilet. And you can too!
"the Ring" before the pumice stone

no ring after the pumice stone


The Shaw Family said...

I think there is even a pumice stone on a stick that you can buy if you really don't want to stick your arm in. I'm not sure on the price, though. I'll have to try this out!

Mishqueen said...

Was it B.B. the younger? She's the one who told me about it.