Do You Leave Your Toilet Brush In The Bowl For 10 Minutes After Using? You Should

When it comes to germs, the bathroom is one of the scariest places to think about. Sure, you might clean the inside of your toilet, your tub, sink and even the floor on a regular basis. There are a few places, however, that you might be overlooking.

For example, when was the last time you cleaned your toothbrush? Considering how it goes into your mouth several times per day and sits there on the counter exposed, you can imagine how rapidly germs can grow on it. You can clean your toothbrush effectively by putting it in boiling water for 20 minutes once per week, or soaking it in white vinegar for an hour. Also make sure to rinse the toothbrush off well after using it.

While we're on the topic of toothbrushes, when is the last time you thought about cleaning your toothbrush holder? If you look into the container and find stuck-on crud and slime, you'll know it's been too long. When your recently used toothbrush sits in the holder, all the crud that might have been left behind drips down the handle. Clean your toothbrush holder like you would any cup or dish- give it a daily wipe.

Sponges are something we often grab to do our cleaning, but if you're not cleaning your sponges you're probably just adding more germs to your surfaces. You can clean your sponge soaking it in a solution of equal parts of vinegar and water once per week. It also helps to dry it out well between uses, so rinse and squeeze well.

The toilet brush is the go-to tool for cleaning your toilet, but when was the last time you cleaned your toilet brush, or the container that holds it? After using your toilet brush, fill a bucket with hot water and about 1/8 cup of bleach. Put the brush into the bucket and let it sit for an hour. Rinse it under hot water and let it air dry - try hanging it in the tub above the bucket to catch the drips.

When it's dry, it's safe to put your toilet brush back into the holder. Just don't forget to wash the holder with disinfectant once in a while, or you'll just be transferring germs back and forth.

Source: Little Things
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