Man Realizes He's Been Using Toilet Cleaner Pods The Wrong Way For 27 Years

Isn't it annoying when all of a sudden you find out you've been doing something wrong your entire life? Ah, that happens to the best of us.

It happened to this guy who recently posted a video on TikTok of a toilet cleaner hack. As it turns out, he and the rest of us have been installing those pods wrong all along. Check it out.

Fabian Coghetto, who goes by the TikTok handle @fibasince93, just discovered something interesting.

It has to do with the way we install the toilet cleaner pods. How do you do it? Do you hook the long plastic arm over the rim of the toilet bowl?

Well, if that's how you do it then — it's wrong!

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Take that, ha, ha! As it turns out, the proper way of doing it is like this: You're supposed to push the hook into the space under the rim of the toilet, inside the bowl.

This way, the pod doesn't interfere with how the seat gets put down.

Hmm, that is interesting indeed. Did you know about that? I have to admit that I didn't. You learn something every day. Isn't that what they say?

Once Fabian posted his quick tutorial, the video got a lot of attention.

Folks were commenting that they, too, had no idea about this hack. It might have taken him 27 years to find out, but for some, it's more like 50 or 60 years, ha, ha!

Others were very thankful for Fabian posting this hack.

Now they can actually put down their toilet seat properly. That must be such a relief to them, huh? Imagine dealing with an ill-fitting situation like this on a daily basis?

However, the video wasn't without controversy.

Some people pointed out that this hack doesn't actually work and the pod will fall out. Or perhaps it doesn't work on all toilets? So he got people very divided. Some love the idea, and some vehemently oppose it.

Then the germophobes chimed in.

They got quite grossed out by the whole idea of putting their hands inside the toilet — or anywhere near it, for that matter, ha, ha! I guess we can see where they're coming from, huh?

Other people were shocked that Fabian didn't use any gloves to remove the toilet cleaning pods in the first place.

Come on, folks, I'm sure he thoroughly scrubbed the toilet before attempting this tutorial. Wouldn't that be common sense?

Now here's my question: How do you take it out to change it?

That's what I would like to know. And as it turns out, that was the question some people asked, too, ha, ha!

I don't know. It doesn't seem like the cleanest solution of all.

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I mean, I like to do as little gross cleaning as I can. Do you get what I'm saying here? Maybe I'll get my fiancé to do this chore instead, hee, hee.

Of course, some folks had to bring up our current health situation, namely COVID.

If that doesn't make you paranoid about germs even more, then I don't know what else could. I understand this person's stance on the hack with this in mind.

What if you tuck the pod in too much, as this person pointed out, and it flushes down the toilet?

OMG, that might clog it up big time. No? I would be so paranoid of that, too.

Now all the skeptics of this idea asked this question about the hanging device.

And to their surprise, Fabian had a smart answer for them. Hmm, I guess he has a point there, too. It makes total sense to me.

What do you think of this hack?

Which side are you on here? Would you put your hands inside and install it the way Fabian did? Or would you stick to the way you've always been doing it? Let me know in the comments.