Yes, you should be able to unblock your toilet without too much effort.

To do so, you will need a ball-shaped plunger and a pair of rubber gloves

If you know what the blockage is, such as a child’s toy or similar that’s fallen in, then with your gloves on you should be able to pull it out.

If the blockage is caused by human waste, sanitary products (please don’t flush them) and toilet paper, you’ll need to use the plunger.

Use a ball-shaped plunger, as they are shaped to seal the opening in the toilet bowl to create the correct vacuum and pressure required (which will also prevent mess). 

Using the plunger, release the blockage by creating a vacuum and then releasing the pressure, repeatedly.  

If the rubber of your plunger is cold it might be less flexible, so running it under hot water will help to soften it up and create a better seal during use. 

Plunging in this manner will usually be all that’s needed to unblock the toilet.

There are many online tutorials on unblocking toilets, such as the one here, should you require further help:  Unblocking a toilet

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