We all do it. Let’s talk about it: disinfecting toilets.

If you’re doing the dirty deed anyway, you might as well make the most out of your time, right? Knock out two chores at once by tackling your grout while you’re cleaning the toilet. All you need is a scrub brush and bleach.

Toilets should be cleaned once a week. Why? Well, we all make a daily stop at toilet town, and over the course of seven days the porcelain throne gets grimy. So pencil in a cleaning sesh once a week.

Grout is less predictably dirty, so keep an eye on it. If it looks dirty, give it a scrub. Not dirty this week, though? Chill instead of doing step number two.

Here’s your three-step routine:

1. Pour a ½ cup of bleach into the toilet bowl. Let it sit for ten minutes. Note: If bleach isn’t your thing, check out some alternatives in step three of this to-do.

2. While you’re waiting, dip the scrub brush into the bleach and tackle your grout. A few scrubs should make your grout sparkling clean and handle any residue.

3. When the ten minutes are up, scrub away at the toilet with your brush. Tip: Don’t forget toclean your brush afterwards so it’s ready for next week.

That’s it! Bask in your sparkling bathroom.

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