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How do you store your electric toothbrushes?

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UterusUterusGhali Tue 29-Jan-13 10:56:01

I do have a sports direct mug!
It is ugly though. sad

specialsubject Mon 28-Jan-13 18:02:23

solutions! An espresso mug or that tray - thank you!

NorbertDentressangle Mon 28-Jan-13 17:01:48

Ours either just stand on the shelf or lie down on the window ledge. We have 2 of the hand held bits and chargers and then obviously have our own brushheads

Initially we stood them on the chargers and put the heads in the flip top compartment on the charger but I found the charger base and inside the compartment quickly got gunky and horrible and, of course, the air couldn't get to them (bad design!) so they never dried out.

Now we leave the heads on an enamel soap dish like this which is easy to keep clean.

ilovepowerhoop Mon 28-Jan-13 16:53:12

what about one of those free giant Sports Direct mugs you get whenever you order anything from them

SingingSands Mon 28-Jan-13 16:51:28

Just a nice big mug and bung em all in. Ta-dah!

BehindLockNumberNine Mon 28-Jan-13 16:45:42

Haha, we have the same problem.
Went out at the weekend and bought us all (four of us) an electic toothbrush each. We had been sharing (all using our own head of course) but ds and I were both finding it a bit yuck.

Our toothbrushes do stand up but are a bit wobbly so I rummaged through the cupboards in the kitchen and found a jumbo mug (a whittards one to be precise, the sort that came with mini marshmallows and choc powder and a mini whisk thingimijig one Christmas many moons ago)
All four brushes now proudly an snugly stand up in that. grin

My only gripe is that the batroom was decorated and accessorised in restful earthy and white tones and this bloody mug is bright red / lime green / bright blue and flaming yellow in a checkerboard pattern. It hurts my eyes!!

UterusUterusGhali Mon 28-Jan-13 16:39:47

The problem is 5 toothbrushes will take up loadsa space, won't they?
I think I need some sort of rack.

Subject, what about an espresso mug?

ilovepowerhoop Mon 28-Jan-13 14:10:37

I never remove the brush heads from my rechargeable toothbrush (unless it needs changing) and we all have a separate brush each. We stand the toothbrushes at the sink and the chargers are in the bedroom. They only need charging once a week or so and the toothbrush has a light that flashes to let you know it needs charging.

specialsubject Mon 28-Jan-13 14:06:16

be aware that for rechargeable ones, you should remove the brush head after each use otherwise it drips into the unit and shortens its life.

they only need charging once a week - while you can charge them from a bathroom-safe socket you are unlikely to have lots of those. Get an adapter and keep the charger elsewhere in the house.

so I am looking for a way of storing the brush head as all the toothbrush mugs I've seen have holes that are too big. Problems, problems.

UterusUterusGhali Mon 28-Jan-13 12:37:34

Ah. I might need to make a shelf then by the charger.
They wouldnt fit on the sink.

Can you get multi stand thingies? It'll be a jumble of wires non?

ilovepowerhoop Mon 28-Jan-13 11:23:24

I'd replace them with rechargeable ones and get yourself a rechargeable one and then they could be stood up at the side of the sink or on their chargers

UterusUterusGhali Mon 28-Jan-13 11:18:52

The dc all have cheap electric toothbrushes that won't stand upright. I'm thinking of getting one. That'll be 4 altogether.
They're too bulky to all go into a pot.
Can you get racks for them, like you used to for old-school brushes before the handles got all snazzy and they stopped fitting.

I need storage solutions!

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