Would you be surprised if I told you that I get questions weekly about toilet brushes? Yes, you guys want to know how I deal with a toilet brush. So let’s talk about these bathroom cleaning tools…

It took me awhile to come back around to the toilet brush but in doing so, I have a couple tips and tricks that got me back on the toilet brush train. If you’ve been following me for awhile you probably have heard me talking about how toilet brushes gross me out and how I prefer a disposable toilet brush even though they aren’t the most eco-friendly or safe option. One of my hangups has been that I caught one of my little ones playing with the toilet brush years ago and that kind of sealed the deal of us being a no toilet brush family. Now that the kids are older and not into playing with toilet brushes anymore, I decided to go back and revisit toilet brushes.

I chose the OXO Good Grips Hideaway Compact Toilet Brush + Holder for a few reasons:

  1. it’s compact
  2. it stays open when the brush is out (no touching the holder)
  3. the brush can be replaced
  4. it’s small and unobtrusive


Here’s how I use our toilet brushes and avoid the gross out factor:

  • Each bathroom has a toilet brush (except for the powder room).
  • Use your cleaner of choice (I’ll be sharing more on that soon), let the cleaner sit.
  • Scrub thoroughly and flush. Repeat if necessary.

Flush again and rinse the toilet brush in the clean toilet water.

Put the toilet brush under the toilet seat. The toilet seat will hold the brush in place to allow it to dry.

Spray the brush thoroughly with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect.

Allow the brush to drip dry before returning to the holder.

That’s it! I do a thorough BUT speed cleaning of the bathrooms every Monday as part of my cleaning routine. I find that this maintenance is key to keeping the toilets clean all week long.

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Anything else you’d like to know about toilet brushes? Ask away!