What Is The Most Hygienic Way To Clean The Toilet?

What Is The Most Hygienic Way To Clean The Toilet?

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Cambria Bold
Feb 26, 2010

Q: I love reading your site from London—especially the tips on making your own green cleaning products—and have a query for you. I have often wondered what the most hygienic way of cleaning the toilet is and wondered if you have any ideas?! I don't mean the actual bowl, but the seat, behind the seat and under it. I don't want to use a cloth which is then returned to its place, and neither is it very green to use toilet paper. Any ideas?

Sent by Ellie

Editor: Ellie, we completely agree! We've tried a few different approaches in the past: 1) cleaning with a designated sponge that we keep separate from our other sink/bathtub sponge, and 2) using biodegradable and flushable wipes, like these from Method. Personally, we prefer the latter method, but it does feel more wasteful.

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