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Best toothbrush holders for a clutter-free bathroom

A decent toothbrush holder is a bathroom must-have. Keep your surfaces clear, your toothbrushes clean and your washroom clutter-free with our pick of the best products. 

By Carol Linfield | Last updated Apr 6, 2022

Best toothbrush holder

Okay, so you'd be forgiven for not putting too much thought into buying a toothbrush holder. It’s not going to give you the same buzz as fancy new toiletries or luxury towels. But it's an important purchase nonetheless and one that can help keep your bathroom clean, clear, hygienic and organised.

Whether you’re a fan of simple countertop holders or wall-mounted models, there's a toothbrush holder to suit all bathrooms and budgets — all while taking on the thankless task of keeping nasty germs and bacteria at bay. 

From the most straightforward containers to holders with extra features, our list has you (and your toothbrushes) covered.

Here are the best toothbrush holders to buy in 2022.

1. Best overall toothbrush holder: Joseph Joseph Extra Large Grey Toothbrush Caddy

JosephJoseph toothbrush holder

Price £15 | Buy now from Amazon 

"We have the JosephJoseph one, it's much neater/cleaner than anything else we've tried" - recommended by Mumsnet user, joeyroo

"Joseph Joseph 6 person holder... leave middle row empty" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, Imkindreally

"Yes, I have the Joseph Joseph one. They are ideal for electric toothbrushes and you can dismantle it for easy cleaning" - rated by Mumsnet user, GetTheStartyParted

Mumsnetters love this family-friendly toothbrush countertop holder because it’s easy to assemble (and to disassemble for cleaning purposes), it can hold all types of toothbrush including electric toothbrushes, and fits neatly inside a bathroom cabinet if you wanted to store it away. With its simple design, toothbrushes sit upright between daily cleanings to keep bacteria from lurking. Online reviews recommend giving the holder a quick daily rinse to stop the build-up of dirty water. It comes in four muted colours: white, white and pastel blue, white and grey, and white and steel. 

Key specs

  • Material: Plastic
  • Size: 9 x 17 x 13cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Six

2. Best budget toothbrush holder: iDesign Toothbrush Holder with Suction Cups

iDesign toothbrush holder

Price £6 | Buy now from Amazon

"We've got this one" - tried and tested by Mumsnet user, EssentiallyDelighted 

Our minimalist, no-frills budget pick is just what you need if you lack countertop space in your bathroom. With an easy-to-use suction design, it can hold up to four toothbrushes at a time and has plenty of positive online reviews for its simple set up. The suction cups allow it to be assembled in seconds and it’ll keep bathroom surfaces clean and clear. If this toothbrush holder doesn’t meet all the needs of the household, you could be tempted to purchase a few at this price. 

Key specs

  • Material: Chrome, rubber
  • Size: 16 x 4cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Four

3. Best toothbrush holder for small spaces: Robert Welch Burford Toothbrush Holder

Robert Welch toothbrush holder

Price £26 | Buy now from John Lewis & Partners

This space-saving holder is a quality buy. Made from 18/10 stainless steel, it will stand the test of time without fear of rust or corrosion. You’ll be able to store up to four manual toothbrushes neatly, and cleaning off those pesky toothpaste stains or water marks will be a breeze as stainless steel is easy to maintain. It may have a high price tag but you're unlikely to have to replace this one anytime soon. 

Key specs

  • Material: 18/10 stainless steel
  • Size: 10 x 8 x 8cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Four 

4. Best minimalist toothbrush holder: Seemii Electric Toothbrush Head Holder

Seemii toothbrush holder

Price £10 | Buy now from Amazon

"It is perfect. Looks good - simple, stylish... and does exactly what I want - holds the toothbrush heads - neatly, hygienically and it is a real simple product too and really well priced”“Im really happy to recommend this product to anyone... Thanks Suzybee for the original recommendation :-)" - recommended by Mumsnet user, mswindsor 

If your family uses electric toothbrushes, this tried-and-tested toothbrush holder is hygienic and affordable for families. It may not win any design awards, but it has a minimalist approach and does exactly what it says on the tin. You won't need to clean out the soap scum at the bottom or sanitise the “gunk collecting pot”, says mswinsor. This one holds them securely in place without the worry of the heads touching. Phew!

Key specs

  • Material: Plastic
  • Size: 4.5 x 4.8 x 4.5cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Four 

5. Best toothbrush holder organiser: Toothpaste Dispenser Bathroom Automatic Squeezer and Toothbrush Holder Set by iLifeTech

iLife Tech toothbrush holder

Price £13 | Buy now from Amazon

"I have one of these which sticks to the tiles so no drilling needed. Our electric toothbrush and brush heads fit in perfectly" - recommended by Mumsnet user, Janedoughnut 

If bathroom aesthetics aren’t of concern and you just want an organiser that functions as advertised, this is the holder for you. Your toothbrush will stay dry and clean in one section while toothpaste is neatly dispensed in another. It will be nothing like those classic inventor scenes from Gremlins, we promise. Electric toothbrushes can also join in, and there’s plenty of room for the entire family, as well as the odd overnight guest. Janedoughnut noted on the Mumsnet forums that it sticks well to bathroom wall tiles, so there's no need to get the dreaded drill out. Yay!

Key specs

  • Material: Plastic
  • Size: 16 x 6 x 6cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Five

6. Best eco-friendly toothbrush holder: Relaxdays Bamboo Square Toothbrush Holder 

Bamboo toothbrush holder

Price £15 | Buy now from Amazon

Our bamboo toothbrush holder pick boosts some lovely eco-credentials as well as looking dapper in any bathroom, no matter what style you prefer. This freestanding, small bamboo pot is made of high-quality bamboo, is resistant to high moisture, holds two regular toothbrushes (one electric), and would also make a lovely decorative pot on the bathroom shelf. On the flip side, since it is made from wood, it may not last as long as some of its counterparts. However, you can help its lifespan by drying your toothbrushes properly before popping them back in. You'll also need to watch out for the water scum gathering at the bottom. Since we’re fans of wood in the bathroom, we’d be willing to make the effort.

Key specs

  • Material: 100% bamboo
  • Size: 7 x 7 x 11cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Two

7. Best toothbrush holder for electric toothbrushes: Simpletome UPGRADED Adhesive Electric Toothbrush Holder 

Simpletome toothbrush holder

Price £10 | Buy now from Amazon

This wall-mounted electric toothbrush holder is the perfect way to store your electric toothbrush, since it works with nearly all electric toothbrushes on the market. It can be assembled to the wall fairly easily without drilling through tiles, and can be used on a wide variety of surfaces, including wood, ceramic tile, glasses, marble, and metal. There's a somewhat sterile look to this item, but it's a brilliant deal for four individual, wall-mounted holders for under a tenner. As a bonus, it'll clear some space in your bathroom, so you can admire its clutter-free sparkle. 

Key specs

  • Material: Plastic
  • Size: ‎11 x 9 x 6cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Four pack

8. Best toothbrush holder for kids: Toothbrush Holder, Wuudi(TM) Antibacterial Toothbrush Cover Holder with Suction Cup 5 Animals

Wuudi toothbrush holder

Price £6 | Buy now from Amazon

Getting kids to the bathroom to brush their teeth can sometimes be a challenge. We think these adorable kids' toothbrush holders might be just the thing to entice. These colourful and fun bath toys include a bunny, cow, pig, frog and a cat. We’re sure the kids will enjoy having a different character guarding their brush at bedtime against dust and bacteria. Suction cups adhere to smooth mirrors, tiles, glass, and other surfaces easily. The little ones may find it difficult to keep their characters on the wall at first, but hopefully the overnight guard explanation will prevent those curious fingers from meddling. We’ll definitely be giving it a try!

Key specs

  • Material: Plastic
  • Size: ‎30 x 40 x 30 mms
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: Five

9. Best toothbrush holder for travel: Toothbrush Case Eco-Friendly Bamboo Travel Toothbrush Holder Portable Toothbrush Box

Bamboo travel toothbrush holder

Price £9 | Buy now from Amazon

In terms of general hygiene, a portable toothbrush holder case helps prevent other toiletries from coming into contact with your toothbrush while you're away from home. This bamboo toothbrush box is made from sustainable material, is the perfect size for your standard toothbrush, and will keep any bacteria from growing inside. The bamboo flute-inspired style is both elegant and stylish. Online reviews do report a slight odour over time, so we recommend always thoroughly drying your toothbrush before storing it away neatly to avoid this. Planning your next weekend getaway could begin by purchasing this one – you now have the incentive!

Key specs

  • Material: Bamboo
  • Size: ‎3 x 8cm
  • Maximum number of toothbrushes: One

How to buy the best toothbrush holder

What’s the best way to store electric toothbrushes?

To get the best results from your electric toothbrush, you need to maintain it properly. Frayed or worn-out bristles will also lose their strength, making it less effective at removing plaque. If you brush your teeth with an electric toothbrush, you should wash it under the tap afterwards to remove any toothpaste debris, and store it upright to let it air dry. The air drying process stops the growth of microorganisms better than closed containers. Enclosed containers can generate warmth and reduce airflow allowing bacteria to grow, so electric toothbrushes should always be stored upright, whether they're wall mounted, freestanding, or in pots. To avoid dirty particles from spreading caused by the aerosol effect, keep any toothbrush at least one metre away from the toilet. Closing the toilet lid before flushing is important to avoid contamination, so try and get into the habit of doing this. If you have a small bathroom and can't create a distance between your brush and the toilet, you may want to consider storing it in a different room.  

You may also think that the more you brush the better, but this isn’t the case, over brushing and pressure can cause the bristles to fray more quickly making the clean actually less effective. It’s recommended you replace your toothbrush every three months. Colgate has some super-duper tips on storing your toothbrush safely. 

How often should you clean a toothbrush holder?

Finding out that a toothbrush holder can be one of the germiest places in a house definitely freaked us out. But don’t panic, we’ve made sure that all our recommended toothbrush holders are a breeze to clean. To remove stubborn residue, soak the toothbrush holder in soapy water for ten minutes. Use a straw cleaner or a good old scrubbing brush to move any scum. Cleaning should be done at a minimum once a week, but if the soapy grime builds quickly, go for a spruce twice a week to stay on top of it. One Mumsnetter shares a great tip with us to keep the bottom clean:

"I put a few sheets of toilet paper in the bottom and change it when I clean" (Mumsnet user, PiggyPlumPie)

If this round-up has got you in the mood to upgrade elsewhere in the bathroom, our guide to the best flossers and best bathroom scales to buy are also worth visiting.

What’s the best toothbrush holder to buy? 

The JosephJoseph toothbrush holder is our bathroom champion. It keeps a lot of Mumsnetters smiling and it’s the most-recommended toothbrush holder on the forums, which is exactly what we're looking for. There’s plenty of praise for its easy disassemble and easy clean-up, a size that suits the entire family, and slimline design. A muted colour scheme will complement any bathroom design, with function over glamour winning every time. 

How we chose our recommendations 

Because we know that there’s nothing like a real recommendation, we first headed to the Mumsnet forums to find out which toothbrush holders parents were recommending and had bought. We then did some research across the wider web, looking at which toothbrush holders had been featured in ‘best buy’ lists across websites, and what customer reviews said about them. Having collated all that information, we then narrowed our list down to the best toothbrush holders on the market.

Why you should trust us 

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