How to stop your toilet brush from dripping everywhere

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Nobody likes cleaning the toilet. First, there’s dust that sticks to porcelain with surprising tenacity, especially if the porcelain is damp. (I think it should be illegal for bathrooms to be dusty. That’s not quite right.) But the bigger problem is the toilet brush. It’s not the scrubbing part—that’s easy—but the way the brush goes back on its stand, and the resulting puddle that collects in it.

I take care of the dust issue by running a Swiffer cloth around the outside of the toilet before applying any spray-on cleaning products, so that the dust doesn’t have a chance to stick. But the solution to the dripping issue has always eluded me. It is forbidden to throw excess water from the brush, as this would mean throwing toilet water around the bathroom; Taking a hair dryer doesn’t work either (for the same reasons). Luckily, TikTok users clean.caroline There’s an elegant solution: Place the brush under the toilet seat and let it drip over the bowl.

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screenshot, Claire Lower

The tip comes from a video featuring five (very cool) household cleaning hacks, but it kind of blew my mind, which is impressive when you consider it’s about a toilet brush—an item that probably Only ever inspires awe or enthusiasm.

All you have to do is clean your toilet as you normally would, and then when you’re finished, lift the toilet seat and place the brush on the edge of the bowl, with the head over the bowl. Close the seat so the brush stays in place, then step away for a while to dry wet hair. Once the brush is dry, return the brush to its little stand without a single (disgusting) drip.

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