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How often are the toilets cleaned in your home?

  • Daily.

    Votes: 1 0.8%
  • Three or four times a week.

    Votes: 5 4.1%
  • Twice a week.

    Votes: 22 18.0%
  • Once a week.

    Votes: 27 22.1%
  • Between once a week and once every two weeks.

    Votes: 26 21.3%
  • Every two weeks.

    Votes: 8 6.6%
  • Every three weeks.

    Votes: 5 4.1%
  • Every month.

    Votes: 15 12.3%
  • Less often than once a month.

    Votes: 13 10.7%
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The toilet bowl cleaning thread reminded me of a discussion my sister-in-law and I had this weekend. How often does the average person clean their toilets? My sister-in-law insists that she thinks the average is about once a month...I'm not sure I believe that, but I thought I'd ask here!<br><br>
So, how often do YOU clean your toilets? (Or if you don't do it, how often does it get done at your house?)
 

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Once a month?!?!<br>
Mine gets cleaned whenever it looks dirty. Probably once or twice a week since I have 3 kids and their assorted friends using it frequently. I just dump in some baking soda, scrub and flush. I use a bit of TP to wipe the seat and back behind the seat when I do it and usually use a bit of Dr. Bronner's for that since we keep it on the sink for handsoap.<br>
The base and tank get wiped down about twice a month when I do the floor with cleaner (not when the kids swish a towel around the floor to soak up all the water they splashed during their bath).
 

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I know! To be fair to my SIL, she cleans hers more often than that, but she thinks that the average person doesn't.
 

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I am going to be brave and admit it's less than once a month over here.<br><br>
However, I don't believe this is average at all.<br><br>
We're lucky, though, the toilet really doesn't look dirty for a long, long time. I really should clean it more often but in our house more than once a week would be major overkill.
 

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I'm fighting a losing battle here, the toileti s low on the tottom pole
 

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Before we had kids, it was closer to once a month.<br><br>
For our main bathroom (used by the kids) I scrub out the bowl 1-2 times/week. I wipe it down almost every day.<br><br>
For our master bathroom, I clean (scrub/wipe down) about once a week.
 

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I voted twice a week. It might not be twice in every calendar week but it's about that. I have two little boys, so it's necessary.<br>
When we had two bathrooms, I probably only did the master bath toilet about once a month because only grownups used it and our pee always makes it into the bowl. Also, we never walk off and leave poo sitting in there.
 

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The main bathroom about every 2 weeks (I mean to do it every week but that doesn't usually happen). The second bathroom (not often used) is probably a little less than once a month on average. But then that one almost never looks dirty, just a little dusty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> We don't have kiddos though, just us two adults, so the toilets really don't get messy.
 

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The downstairs bathroom - about once a week, but with 4 males, I have to wipe and clean the floor more often. We have really hard well water, and no matter how or what I clean the bowl with - there is a ring and it almost looks dirty. Bugs the heck out of me.<br><br>
Master bath - probably closer to once every 2 weeks.<br><br>
Guest bathroom upstairs - rarely - b/c no one goes in there very often. That one would be more like once a month or more frequently if we have out of town guests. When I clean it, it's mostly dusty - and not gross, gross since the toilet hardly gets peed in.
 

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I'd say 2-3 times a month
 

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I'm so excited that I got to choose "between one a week and every other week" now!!!<br><br>
My 5 yo is finally getting to that stage where he pays more attention to his aim.<br>
He cleans all drip from the rim if he forgets to put it up, but now I only have to clean it all around about once week (longer if I'm being lazy).<br><br>
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I think the longest it's gone it three-ish weeks.
 

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I put once a month, meaning that the outside of the toilet gets wiped down, the area around it swabbed, the tank wiped, and the bowl scrubbed.<br><br>
The seat and underseat lip and tank lid get wiped 2x/week.
 

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I scrub the inside every week or 2, we let yellow mellow and I think it makes the build up show more. I clean it when I can see it lol.<br><br>
I wipe the toilet down at least every day sometimes several times a day thanks to ds lol.
 

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I voted once a week, but it's quite often twice a week. But always at least once a week.
 

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About twice a week here, mostly because inevitably when I clean it, someone, um, dirties it right back up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> We have a very high-traffic downstairs bathroom and a less-used upstairs, but if I get out the stuff, I usually just do both. Everyone in our house sits to use the toilet, which helps, but friends don't have the same bathroom habits, so after visits with kids, I hit the bathrooms, change out towels and clean toilets and floors.
 

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Since I am not the one who, erm, decorates, the toilet its not my job to clean it, its DHs. Therefore it really only gets done once a month...sometimes less. However when his dad visits I instist on it being cleaned both before and certainly after!
 

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I guess I'll be the gross one here. A- I don't clean it, period. B- it gets cleaned when we''re anticipating company.
 
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