One of the least pleasant household mishaps you can come across? Unclogging a clogged up toilet. Gross. Not only is this an extremely disgusting thing to deal with, it’s not an easy thing to do either! It’s adding insult to injury when you have to struggle for an hour to fix something so nasty. Luckily, like most things, there is a technique to getting this unpleasant job done faster! We have a few handy tips for you that will help you unclog your toilet with as little mess as possible in about 11 seconds. Watch the video below to see how it’s done!

It’s suggested that the best tool for this job is a pleated plunger. It’s a little more expensive than your regular plunger, but it’s effectiveness is well worth it.

If the water has risen up quite high, slowly sink the plunger into the water. This will prevent that toilet water from going all over the floor and your feet, which I don’t even want to think about.

Before you get to the hole, bring the plunger back up a bit and puff it up and down a few times. Again, you might get a little splash, be prepared. Then slowly put the end of the plunger into the hole of the toilet and slowly push down and up.

I’m sure you’re seeing the theme here? Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to unclogging your toilet!

Give it a few more aggressive pumps if you need to, but when you pull the plunger back up your clog should be no more! Flush the toilet to bring more water into the bowl.

How amazing is this?! These tips make an already gross situation a little bit easier to manage, that’s for sure!