Thursday, March 8, 2012

Four Fashionable Ways to Organize the Toothbrushes

ceramic toothbrush holders

Do you still use a regular toothbrush, rather than an electric one? If so, I've got some interesting ways to store those toothbrushes — for those of you who want an answer other than the spare coffee mug, which is what I use. There are wall-mounted options, but for now let's focus on the countertop choices.

And let's start with the toothbrush holders from Orla Kiely: the acorn cup pattern, and the linear stem pattern. They're only available to those in the European Union, sadly. [via Switched On Set]

toothbrush holder

Jim and Gina Mahoney's bath collection includes this practical stoneware toothbrush holder that still has that handmade charm. It's dishwasher-safe, and they say it will fit most toothbrushes.

toothbrush holder with crow

I don't know if the toothbrush holders sold at the Speckled Hen Country Store — in a crow, sheep, and bunny design — are large enough for the fatter-handled toothbrushes, but they're delightful.

tooth-shaped toothbrush holder
And Propaganda, based in Thailand, provides this toothbrush holder in white and gold. I can find it for sale in Japan, Singapore, France, Germany, Denmark, and Australia — but not any U.S. site I feel good about linking to.


Anonymous said...

I found a small, pretty crystal vase an an antique mall, for $5; just big enough for my fat-handled toothbrush.

Anonymous said...

Non-electric toothbrushes are not so much of a problem - but now that half the family uses electric toothbrushes, I could use good organizing ideas! We have two charges plugged cluttering the sink/vanity top which is not very large. One of the chargers is also a "sanitizer" which sanitizes the head with the brush as well as charging the base. It ugly - although apparently I'm the only one that is bothered by it.

Jeri Dansky said...

Anonymous #1: What a lovely way of storing your toothbrush! If you ever feel inspired to do so, send me a photo (jeri at jdorganizer dot com) and I'll include it in a future post. (We can do that anonymously.)

Anonymous #2: I don't have any good ideas for you right at my fingertips, but I'll see if I can find any. I've finally got an electric toothbrush, too - and yes, it and its charger are somewhat lacking in attractiveness!