You Probably Didn't Know The Toilet Seat In Your Home Could Do This

Sanitizing the bathroom is an important part of cleaning the house — and that especially rings true for cleaning the toilet seat. Let's be honest: No one particularly loves to clean the toilet, but it makes a massive difference when you walk into the powder room or master suite, and the toilet is in pristine condition. But, there's a catch. While you might be wiping down the seat with bleach, you might not be cleaning the toilet as effectively as you think you are. There is one toilet cleaning hack in particular that not many people know about, and it shows just how many spots we likely miss when sanitizing the toilet seat.

When it comes to scrubbing the toilet, missing key areas on the seat will only make the grime compound over the weeks, and your toilet will never truly feel clean. But people don't miss these spots because they're lazy. Instead, they just don't know these dirty areas exist! Well, we are here to change that. If your level of cleanliness rivals Monica Geller's from Friends, then this is a toilet cleaning trick you need in your life ASAP. You can thank us later.

You likely didn't know your toilet seat could do this one thing that will forever change your cleaning game

Not many people know this, but the hinges of the toilet seat pop up. They're located in the rear of the seat, and they need to be lifted in order to properly clean the properly. While most people clean around the hinges, this doesn't allow the sponge or product to get in between the area where the hinge meets the actual toilet. That's why you'll often see a ring of grime around the mechanism when you flip open the hinge.

TikToker shared a viral toilet cleaning video you really need to watch. The TikToker showed how to properly sanitize a toilet by snapping back the hinges, which released the toilet seat completely from the bowl. "The seat completely unclips for you to clean," TikToker Sara shared in the video. Sara then effortlessly cleaned the entire seat with Clorox, and snapped the hinges back into place.

Followers in the comments pointed out that not all toilets seats are made the same, so you should carefully test the hinges of your toilet when attempting this cleaning hack for the first time. Some hinges flip up, but don't allow you to take off the toilet seat completely, while others will need a screwdriver to come off, as pointed out by Apartment Therapy. Just as long as you try it carefully, this TikTok-approved cleaning hack will make your bathroom feel much more sanitary.