According to hygiene expert Stephanie C, from Expert Home Tips, many of us are doing it wrong.
The major problem lies within toilet brush usage.
After using your toilet brush to clean the toilet, it's important to clean it before putting back in the holder. Not doing so, can cause bacteria and germs to spread even further.
"In order to minimise this risk, the toilet brush should be bleached after use to kill germs," Stephanie said.
Simply, balance the brush over the seat to allow it to dry off and apply a little bleach or disinfectant.
Stephanie also suggests closing the lid before flushing as flushing the water can splash across the bathroom and in turn spread more germs.
If the thought of cleaning your toilet fills you with dread, there is a way to put it off a little longer.
Toilet bombs are similar to a bath bomb (but for your toilet), eliminate smells while giving your throne a quick clean - without having to get your hands (or toilet brush) dirty.