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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. :)
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By Deborah from Spokane, WA
I hate those toilet cleaning brushes and their containers, but they are so needed. I had a moment of inspiration - I put liquid hand soap in the brush holder. It smells lovely, becomes a bubbly foaming cleanser when used, and it works, removing calcium deposits too. My bush holder is actually a wine cooler with a liner made from half a plastic coke bottle.
By Joan from Geneva, Switzerland
I hang the toilet brush on the back of the tank using a piece of string and a paper clip. To do this, get a piece of string and make a loop for the toilet brush handle. Mine had a hole through the end, which made it easy. Use a large paper clip and open it to form an S shaped hook. Remove the the lid from the top of the toilet tank and hang the S shaped paper clip on the back or side lip of the tank. Replace the tank lid. Slip the loop over the paper clip hook and let the brush dangle behind or to the side of the tank. The brush is handy and out of site.
By Tubbygirl from Pompano Beach, FL
Toilet brushes can get very stinky and mold-infested. To avoid this, flush the toilet after cleaning it and dunk the brush up and down to rinse it. Dunk again when the water refills, then put the handle of the brush under the seat with the brush over the bowl (keep the cover up for air circulation). The brush will dry cleanly. After it's dry, put the top down and then the brush can go back into the holder.
By Polly L.
I use a toilet brush that has a holder that will hold water. I put a small amount of concentrated bathroom cleaning solution in it and fill it with "hot" water. The brush gets sterilized with the hot water and then I have solution in the holder so that I can give my toilet a quick swish every day. Saves time in the long run, because there is no hard scrubbing to be done when you brush the toilet daily.
I have a large pickle jar in which I keep my toilet brush, which I use to clean the toilet with. In the pickle jar is enough laundry detergent to cover the bristles of the brush.
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I hate to see my toilet brush and plunger sitting there when you go into our bathroom. Any ideas how to hide them or make them look better? Thanks. I love all the useful ideas I get in this site.
Tall slim garbage pail with a lid?
Assuming you only see the side of your toilet when you walk into your bathroom attach one of those Command hooks on the far side of your tank. The brush will only be visible when standing in front of the bowl. Not only does this make that tool invisible it is able to air dry after using. For the plunger I can only suggest hiding it in the linen closet.
the hook wouldn't adhere to the side of my toliet, i've tried museum putty and the command hooks-any other suggestion?
try making a hook with a paperclip and hanging it off the back of the toilet under the lid of the tank.
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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
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
Sounds like you are making work for yourself. I just plop the brush in a small plastic container that sits in the sink cabinet. (04/02/2010)
A decorative flower pot with a drain dish attached makes a nice holder and that water that accumulates in cups just evaporates from the dish. If you buy a brush with a short handle this might fit under your sink. (04/03/2010)
By Ann Parker
How about using a cheap glass vase or a dollar store plastic container?
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)
Next time your at the grocery store and they bin is empty that holds the disinfecting wipes for the shopping carts, ask a checker if you can have the empty container. These containers work perfectly to store toilet brushes!
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 save my plastic laundry detergent jugs. I rinse them out, then carefully cut off the top portion, just above the handle. Then I throw the top part away, and store my toilet bowl brush in the remaining part (bottom) of the jug. (05/13/2010)