Do you clean your family's toothbrushes? If so, how? How often?
I received the following book from a good, life-long friend Jamie from Encouragment for Today blog... she sent this book to me for a birthday of mine nearly a decade ago. I read this book and wanted to share one of the many great practical tips in this book that I've implemented into my life...
First of all, here is the book:
and the tip I want to share from it is this... cleaning your toothbrushes weekly by throwing them in the dishwasher or by soaking them in hydrogen peroxide - I've chosen to do the dishwasher method but I did not remember that it should be a weekly thing, which now I will try to do!
(yes, I'd think you throw them in the dishwasher with the detergent... just add them to your utensil holder with a full load of dishes and voila, clean brushes!)Here is her blurb on it from the book:
Which now brings me to another part of the bathroom - the toilet! My Husband read one time that a flushing toilet "spills/sprays" it's contents a certain radius (that I can't remember) in the bathroom; hence onto your toothbrushes, handtowel...etc. I can't find the article and haven't found key words to search on google in order to get me to this information for you... but trust me and if you think about it, you'll quickly see it's true.
So our solution (my husband must've read this in the same article) was to keep the lid closed all the time and especially before flushing the toilet! You might like to implement this in your home too!Works for me! (continue below for more info)
Added in after publishing: A friend of mine, Korinne, let me know that a toilet's radius of "spray" is 10 feet! YUCK!
And I thought I would add in a Homemade Dishwashing Soap in which I learnt about on a WFMW post from last week on Abigail's Mommy blog...
Mix equal parts Borax and Baking Soda, and add 2 Tablespoons per load. Increase proportion of soda for hard water. Use vinegar in the rinse cycle or free rinse aid.
Borax .32 a cup
Baking soda .01 a cup
.33 a cup or .04 a load
I mixed up a cup of each and stored them in a container with a tablespoon under the sink.
I participated in the Works For Me Wednesdays hosted by We are That Family ... click on this button to go and visit more posts with frugal ideas!