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Storing a Plunger

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Keeping a toilet plunger in the bathroom may be efficient, but storing this somewhat unsightly tool may require some creativity. This is a page about storing a plunger.


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June 22, 20050 found this helpful

With the low volume toilets required in homes these days, it's almost certain you'll need a plunger at least once a week. To keep mine from messing up the floor after use, I use a lid from a Cool Whip bowl to set it on. It fits perfectly and keeps the floor clean and dry!

By Susan

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July 5, 2012

I took a plastic coffee can and spray painted it to much my bathroom. The plunger now sits neatly in the corner behind my toilet and holds my plunger and all the drips from it. After I use it I wait an hour or so and go back and pour out the water, rinse, and back behind the toilet.

By barbara from Wiggins, MS

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July 11, 2012

I try to keep the plunger close but hidden. So I use a large plastic bag to keep it covered then store it in the bathroom cabinet. When used, I clean it by spraying it with a cleaner and then rinse. When dry, I cover with a plastic bag and store out of sight!


By lanagee from Bristow, VA

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September 8, 2016

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.


September 9, 20160 found this helpful


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September 9, 20160 found this helpful

Tall slim garbage pail with a lid?

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October 27, 20160 found this helpful

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.

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November 7, 20160 found this helpful

the hook wouldn't adhere to the side of my toliet, i've tried museum putty and the command hooks-any other suggestion?

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

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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February 8, 20190 found this helpful

put them in a basket/box
put them in a closet

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March 10, 20190 found this helpful

A lot of us do not have a bathroom closet.

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June 12, 20190 found this helpful

I bought a brush in its own holder and turn it backwards behind the toilet. All you see is the handle and holder.

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