On one hand, I hate cleaning toilets because it’s gross (especially with 2 boys and a grown up man in the house). On the other hand, they always clean up so nicely and I’m pleased when I’m finished. So, no, I wouldn’t say cleaning toilets is the worst household chore.
It is something that must be done, so let’s go about it in the easiest manner. First of all, I keep a toilet brush by my toilet, and every morning, I swish the toilet bowl with just the water to keep the toilet bowl “fresh”. People with hard water will be able to relate- funk can grow in your toilets very quickly, so it’s easier to do a 30 second daily maintenance than to have to actually scrub your toilet when cleaning time rolls around.
When cleaning time does roll around, I use a good toilet bowl cleaner- my favorite is the Lysol Cling toilet bowl cleaner. I squirt it around the edge of the bowl, then let it sit. While doing that, I whip out a rag (usually the one I have already used to wipe down the countertops and tub- just make sure you don’t use a rag you’ve used to wipe down the toilet again until AFTER it’s been washed) and wipe down the top of the tank, the top edge of the bowl, and then the bottom and outside of the toilet. That, having boys, is the nastiest part.
Once that’s finished, I use my toilet bowl brush and clean the bowl. Make sure you get up under the rim- if you’ve been swishing your toilet bowl every morning, this isn’t too heinous a task. Flush and you’re done!
Enjoy your spiffy, clean toilet!