Something new

This weekend my husband replaced—drumroll please—our toilet seats! Funny the things that wear out after 8 years. I thought it would be pretty straightforward to replace the seats, and it was, but only once we figured out which of the multitudinous options would fit our particular model.

While the old lids were off, I gave the toilets the cleaning of their lives. The hard water marks in the bowls had gotten out of control. I had tried several things with no luck, so I asked some friends. They both said pumice. I was worried about scratching, but honestly, the toilets were so bad that there was nothing to lose. My friends assured me that if I kept the pumice wet, there would be no scratching.

It worked! It took a lot of elbow grease and almost the whole stick of pumice, but our toilets are white and shining now. I couldn't find any evidence of scratching on the toilets afterward (although my wedding ring is another story: should have taken that off first!).


  1. oops ....sorry about your ring.. I am known to forget to take mine off too.
    Wish I would have known about the pumice.. When we got this, old house, we moved to. the old tolit was awful.. I bought every cleaner I could think of and nothing worked.. In the end. we bought a new tolit. smile
    It never ceases to amaze me, how much upkeep work goes on in a house.. Seems like it is always something.
    Have a great week.

  2. Sometimes the littlest things mean the most . . . like clean, fresh toilets!!!! :)

  3. Plain old white vinegar works wonders on hard water deposits too. Vinegar and pumice is unbeatable.

    1. I will have to try them together next time! Plain vinegar did nothing for me but I can see how it might help a lot in combination with the pumice.