Don't have a plunger handy? This is the hack you need to remember

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As necessary as they are to our daily lives, toilets are kind of a pain. They get dirty too easily, they clog at the most inopportune moments and they're generally just kind of gross. But there are ways to step up your toilet game and rest assured that your toilet will be cleaner and all around better than everyone else's.
With just a few simple tips, you can learn how to unclog a toilet whether or not you have a plunger available. You can also figure out the best way to keep your toilet clean, no matter how many people use it on a regular basis. And, as an added bonus, we'll even throw in a tip about how to make your very own travel-friendly toilet!
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1. Unclog without a plunger (h/t 5-Minute Crafts)
If you need to unclog your toilet but don't have a plunger, grab a roll of plastic wrap from the kitchen. Cover the top of your toilet bowl with plastic wrap and then flush. When a small air bubble forms in the wrap, push down on it. The trapped air will force the clog loose and free up your pipes.
2. Unclog with a plunger (h/t Buzzfeed)
Even if you do have a plunger on hand, you might still need extra help to unclog your toilet. In these cases, pour 1/2 a cup of dish soap into the toilet and let it sit for 15 minutes. Add a gallon of hot water to that and then start plunging. You should be rid of your clog in no time.
3. Remove stains with vinegar (h/t Frugally Blonde)
The first step to getting rid of toilet bowl stains is to get as much water as possible out of the bowl. Then place vinegar-soaked paper towels on the stains and leave them there for at least two hours (longer if the stains have been there for a while). After you remove the paper towels, flush the toilet to rinse the remaining vinegar out of the bowl and your stains should be gone.
4. Clean with WD-40 (h/t The Krazy Coupon Lady)
When it's time for your regularly scheduled toilet cleaning, instead of messing with whatever cleaning product you usually squirt in there, grab a can of WD-40. The solvents in WD-40 are great at breaking down the gunk and lime deposits that collect inside your toilet bowl. Just spray some into the bowl and give it a quick scrub with your toilet bowl brush.
5. Deep clean around the seat (h/t Ask Anna)
One place you probably don't clean often is between your toilet tank and the seat. It's hard to get to and easy to forget. But if you unscrew and remove your toilet seat, you can then wrap a Clorox wipe around a screwdriver and slide it through there for a quick clean. Then use the screwdriver to reattach the seat.
6. Camping toilet (h/t Puget Sound Preppers)
If you spend a lot of time in the great outdoors or enjoy going camping, then you're likely well-versed in the act of finding places to go to the bathroom in the wilderness. For those of you who aren't big on the idea of digging a hole behind a tree for your bathroom needs, make your own camping toilet. You just need a large bucket, a trash bag, a pool noodle and some toilet paper.
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