How to Stop Toothbrushes Slipping Through Toothbrush Holders

Three Methods:Rubber bandHair elasticTape

If you're tired of your toothbrush that slipping through the hole in a toothbrush holder, leaving the bristles sitting on the holder rather than aloft in the air to dry, try one of these fast fixes to stop it from moving.

Method 1
Rubber band

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    Wrap a thick rubber band around the largest middle part of the toothbrush. Wind it around and around itself to create width and firmness.
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    Check the toothbrush fits without slipping. Adjust as needed.
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    Use as normal. When you return the toothbrush to the holder, it will now stay where it should.

Method 2
Hair elastic

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    Wrap a hair elastic around the largest middle part of the toothbrush. Wind it around and around itself to create width and firmness.
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    Check the toothbrush fits without slipping. Adjust as needed.
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    Use as normal. When you return the toothbrush to the holder, it will now stay where it should.

Method 3
Tape

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    Wind standard wrapping tape around the middle of the toothbrush. Wind enough to create a bulky knob.
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    Check that the toothbrush fits without slipping. Adjust as needed.
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    Use as normal. When you return the toothbrush to the holder, it will now stay where it should.

Tips

  • Consider other options for holding your toothbrushes if this is a continuous problem; there are tumblers that hold toothbrushes, wall bracket holders, and more solid holders. In some cases, it may be that you're using an older holder that was meant for different styles of toothbrushes; if so, perhaps it is time to update.

Things You'll Need

  • Toothbrush
  • Thick rubber band
  • Hair elastic

Article Info

Categories: Health Hygiene