First mark where you want your cut to be, and be sure to leave enough of the handle, plus a 'groove' where the spout was to hold the handle of your bowl brush. You can decorate your containers with permanent markers to match your decor also. When your container is dirty, just rinse out and toss in your recycle container to re-recycle. These are also very handy to store other things in, such as cleaning supplies for under your sink, or in the laundry room for missing socks, as a trash container by your desk, or for storing plastic bags in your pantry. Use your imagination - the possibilities are endless. :)
By CDC from FL
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By Deborah from Spokane, WA
It is an old toilet, and I have to pour water down the bowl often to complete the flushing process. I have found that putting the toilet brush in detergent has helped the bowl to be clean. I just lift up the seat and brush the toilet with it every so often. It is already in detergent, (laundry detergent) and it is always ready to be used. If I had small kids or unruly pets, I would use something non toxic like vinegar for keeping the toilet brush in.
It has worked out really nicely for me, and after trying everything possible, it is keeping the bowl really clean and some of the old hard water stains are starting to come off. The lime cleaners and hard water stain cleaners never worked and I was surprised to see this is working.
Also, I am sure it is the extra water that I am putting in the bowl when I flush it along with the detergent that is helping to keep it cleaner than it ever was before.
By Robyn Fed from Tri-Cities, TN
There is no room in my little bathroom to store the toilet brush. After using it, I rinse it thoroughly. I dry it on a rag, wrap it in another rag, secure it with a rubber band and slip it into the back of my under the sink cabinet. Out of sight, out of mind!
By Latrtatr from Loup City, NE
By Ann Parker
Wrapping it in rags is just inviting germies to multiply. Better to air dry or store in something that will help it air.
I've been using the clorox wand, the scrubbies work great and its tossable. The wand is just a stick which is easy to store! (04/03/2010)
Simply remove the lid, then put the brush in to the container, then slip the top (with the hole in it) back down over the handle of the brush and your germy toilet brush will be covered and secure! (only the handle will be sticking out). If your handle is too wide for it to slip inside the lid, you can cut the plastic with some old scissors.
Leave the little bit of liquid disinfectant that's left in the container for additional germ-fighting or clean it out and put half an inch of bleach in the bottom then store securely away from children and pets! (04/21/2010)
I got so tired of trying to find a decent container for my toilet brushes and plunger that I kept thinking about it. Our small town only has one large all round grocery store and department store and little selection. I finally hit on an idea. I picked out 2 colorful garden pots. I would have liked a deeper one but settled on two that were about 8 inches deep. Now, I have a pretty pot for my brushes.
By Sally from Crawford, NE