Brush Better: Toothbrush Holders to Keep Things Tidy

Brush up your bathroom.

A toothbrush holder has the power to transform your vanity and keep messes at bay. A good holder isn’t just tidy, it may also help minimize the spread of germs. But with everyone using different toothbrushes, including low and high-tech options, how do you choose the best one for your family of brushers? Here’s what to consider.

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No-frills, no-rust option with space for four. HBlife

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You could use a cup or mug to hold your brush, but a lack of drainage can lead to a pool of germy water and slime over time. A good toothbrush holder will have drainage holes, which will minimize mess. Look for something made of no-rust materials, so it will withstand the test of time and the high humidity environment of the bathroom.

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This collection of counter musts instantly upgrades the room. SheeChung

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A bathroom reno is a dream, but if it’s not in the cards, consider upgrading the accessories. A mason jar style gives a room a farmhouse chic finish. And toothbrush holders are useful even in half baths or guest bathrooms, where people may not brush their teeth every night. Presenting disposable toothbrushes in a toothbrush holder to guests invites them to attend to oral hygiene, and can be a great gesture for visitors. In these cases, the holder is all about presentation: Since it’s not getting exposed to water everyday, you can choose form over function.

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Large capacity; plus no tools required to attach to tiles or wall. Maiile

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Toothpaste goo all over your vanity can be annoying to clean and an eyesore. A wall-mounted toothbrush holder can minimize clutter and make it less likely for your brush to pick up germs from the counter. Options may also include toothbrush dispensers, which can be handy for kids to easily measure out the pea-size amount they need.