POLL: Toilet lid - Leave it up or down?
Emily Hurley
November 24, 2013 in Polls
Do you leave the lid of your toilet up or down as a general rule in your home?

Share how it works in your house! (photos encouraged)
Down
Other - Tell us below!
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Eurocerob
With the lid down , the toilet in your picture looks great .

Lid up has it moments if it is , I think , this way
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reba120
Toilets are ugly anyway, but a lid up makes me cringe.
6 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 5:12PM
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ReMax - Lisa
Down always, my biggest pet peeve in real estate pictures is seats left open in the pics.
12 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 5:29PM
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1807henry1
Down- it's common courtesy.
6 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 5:32PM
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barbaragleicher
It's like leaving a cabinet door open. The lid is meant to be closed otherwise you wouldn't need one.
13 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 5:33PM
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kimdee24
In the powder room, it's visible from the main hallway so, down. The master is usually up, mainly because those who use it couldn't be bothered. It definitely should be closed for photos. Always.
9 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 5:38PM
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chookchook2
No jokes here as don't do toilet humor.
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 5:53PM
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sondramartina
Oh no!!!! There was a toilet paper poll for weeks on the first page now open toilet seat -photos encouraged??! Eeeew.
3 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 5:55PM
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armygirl1987
@Emily Hurley-can we move away from these polls.
3 Likes   November 24, 2013 at 6:24PM
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armipeg
Down looks better, but I voted up because it's more handy and convenient.
1 Like   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 6:39PM
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terrak12
nastiness goes in the toilet, up just reminds me of that.
1 Like   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 9:58PM
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Fred S
It is amazing how many women will argue that the seat should be down, but the lid should be up. I just wonder where that rates on the hypocrisy scale. It's pretty easy to train them to put the lid down if you start leaving the seat up :D
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 10:27PM
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gamakate
Fred, the lid should always be put down before flushing! The spray throws germs all over the bathroom. It is not just an aesthetic opinion or preference.
10 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 11:08PM
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Fred S
Tell that to the 30% that the pole says leave it up.
0 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 24, 2013 at 11:15PM
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gamakate
Doesn't matter about the POLL, I am talking about sanitary conditions in the bathroom
1 Like   November 24, 2013 at 11:24PM
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Fred S
Don't tell me. I am the one always telling women to put it down!
1 Like   November 24, 2013 at 11:27PM
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Curt D'Onofrio
If you have a dog then leave it down. Some dogs like licking your face, and...well, you get the idea
1 Like   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 7:43AM
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House Plans Helper
Up is fine, down is fine, up or down and wet is not fine.
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 7:47AM
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ASVInteriors
All I know is that
"if you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie and wipe the seatie!"
4 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 7:59AM
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PirateFoxy
Down, down, down. Same reason as @gamakate - EW. (This is also why I don't leave things like my toothbrush in open holders. Goes IN the medicine cabinet for preference, more protection against icky spray if someone doesn't put the lid down.)
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 7:59AM
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Michael Lee, Inc
come on people down is the only answer!
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 8:00AM
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decoenthusiaste
DOWN - especially for photos!
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 9:04AM
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dclostboy
Auto open and close on mine...and auto flush...love technological advances :)
0 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 9:36AM
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newhousealameda
It is bad feng shui to leave it up. It means that you are throwing out money, I believe. The only problem is you get more "mold".
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 10:17AM
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armygirl1987
Well then I must be broke and not sure how I am affording all the updates in my house because my toilet seat has been up a lot. LOL
0 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 11:18AM
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cocoanlace
Down! I don't want any of my cats splashing water in there, and they would love to get a good look (and their paws) at the water spiraling downward. Neva gonna hoppen.
2 Likes   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 1:33PM
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rosecafe
Emily! Stop it now! 14% of people will get this one wrong too : )
1 Like   Thanked by Emily Hurley    November 25, 2013 at 1:42PM
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PirateFoxy
The mention of cats reminded me to take a moment to be thankful that the current pooches in my life are not of the 'drink from the toilet bowl' variety. Ew.
1 Like   November 25, 2013 at 10:09PM
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quercus2
Down, down, down. Always down. When guests come over, they sometimes leave it open. Bugs me.
0 Likes   November 30, 2013 at 8:10PM
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mcghie54
Down. That way my dogs can't use it as a water bowl. Also, safety with small children or animals dictates keeping the lid down.
0 Likes   December 1, 2013 at 12:56PM
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sunnydrew
Emily- please think up a more stimulating and inspiring poll.
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Suzanna Sebesteny
I grew up with a dog that drank from nothing but the toilet. I didn't know better as a kid but no dog of mine is going to have access now that I'm older. Mind you, I have a dog that's too small to reach! I always put the lid down. Before flushing. That way all the nasties splash on the bottom of the lids instead or around the room, onto wall, towels, soap. You get the picture I'm sure. (I disinfect the back of the lid every day) Also, it's fair play, Men in the house have to put the SEAT down, so we women have equal opportunity and put the LID down. Fair is fair.
1 Like   December 1, 2013 at 1:13PM
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Suzanna Sebesteny
Hey, if this polls isn't to your liking, try not opening it. I think it's fun.
1 Like   December 1, 2013 at 1:16PM
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1807henry1
Necessary evil.
0 Likes   December 1, 2013 at 1:17PM
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mariebawden
What's the point of having a lid if you don't use it.
2 Likes   December 1, 2013 at 7:13PM
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loriech
I recently had to remove the wallpaper in my powder room because the lid was left up when flushing. There was a mold (or something like it) that could not be removed from the paper, that was apparently a result of the splashing. We all put the lid down now for sanitary reasons.
1 Like   December 1, 2013 at 7:33PM
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rosecafe
Think about it you big people.....If the thing was supposed to be left open to everyones view, they never would have designed it with a LID, now would they ? : D
2 Likes   December 4, 2013 at 2:23PM
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kygal76
Always down!! Biggest pet peeve EVER!!
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gigirambles
Down...now if I can just train my family.
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Sustainable Dwellings
Nothing tells me your lack of good breeding than leaving the lid up in my half bath off the living area.... it is rude and crude.
1 Like   December 4, 2013 at 3:43PM
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Curt D'Onofrio
rosecafe, that's a good point (the lid is there for a reason). I'm guilty though of leaving it open 99.97% of the time, and my lady does the same. Now, if i had a dog, i vote for closing the lid.
0 Likes   December 5, 2013 at 6:03AM
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Kevin Strader
I'm a man and I always put it down. My wife, she leaves it up. Of course I follow behind her and put the lids down. LOL
0 Likes   December 5, 2013 at 7:46AM
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felixgrantham
down. my trailer-trash husband leaves it up. really pisses me off (pun intended)!
2 Likes   December 5, 2013 at 8:06AM
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1807henry1
I reminded my grandson, Jayden, to put the seat down on the potty this morning- he just turned 7 last month (:
0 Likes   December 5, 2013 at 8:10AM
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hanknliza
As a real estate broker, I made sure I was at the photo shoot of a listing. Why? A bathroom looks tacky with the seat up! A PET PEEVE!
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shars55
I always leave mine down.....that's why they come with a lid!
I get so irritated when I have company and they leave the seat up.
Honestly, how hard is it to put it down?!? I even have the ones that lower themselves!! It just looks better down.
0 Likes   April 21, 2014 at 1:14PM
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sharkmmsyellow2013
depends on the toilet.
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