I keep a brush and those Lysol wipes handy and just clean it every time. I've always hated the job, but it's easier for me to clean when it's only a little dirty than when it gets really gross. And heaven knows no one else is going to clean it!
I agree. I find if I just lift the lid after every visit, it's much easier to manage than waiting until I KNOW it's time. Besides, you never know when an unexpected guest may show up.
Interestingly, at my last job, I noticed how many people left the toilets really filthy. It was NOT my job to clean them, but as someone who is used to bowel problems, I was always COMPELLED to do a quick brush down - maybe because I didn't want to inadvertently get blamed! But this little observation made me realize how many people have gut problems. After all, "normal" people don't leave so much messy evidence behind after doing their business!