How to Clean A Toilet
Nobody likes to clean the toilet. Nobody.
If you do, there's something genetically wrong with you. I have a sister like this so I'm not judging. I just want you to get professional help.
The best advice for cleaning the toilet is to do it regularly. I used to start with that fizzy stuff and let it sit, but I've found cleaners with hydrogen peroxide do a better job. I like the Lysol brand.
Call me weird, but I like to wipe the seat and the porcelain rim with alcohol. I've heard professional housekeepers use cheap vodka. I suppose that's the same idea, except you can still drink the vodka after your shift.
Once the bowl and the outside porcelain is clean, I flush to see what's left. Even with regular maintenance sometimes there are tough stains that refuse to budge. This is when I bring out my bestest friend when it comes to scrubbing.
I use Pumie Scouring Stick. It's a block of pumice stone and it is the very BEST thing to use on hard water mineral deposits, scale, and the yucky stuff.
Pumie also comes with a handle, but I'm not scared to get up close and personal if it means I can get into tighter corners where a handle won't bend.
I'll use the generic cleaners for everyday stains and deposits, but for the tough stuff, pumice stone has never failed me. Just be sure it's wet before you start scrubbing.
If you want to go organic with cleaners, here's a link to a tutorial to make your own toilet bowl cleaner bombs. These look surprisingly easy.
Want something even easier? Toss in a couple of denture cleaner tablets. No one in my house wears dentures, but the next time I find some at a garage sale, I might just pick them up.
One last tip: If you'd like to find out who's missing the bowl, shine a black light around your bathroom. It'll pick up all the spots where...ahem...the boys have hit.