Toothbrushes are disgusting. According to medicinenet.com, your toothbrush has "100 million bacteria including E. coli and staphylococci (Staph) bacteria". If that doesn't qualify as disgusting and even downright unhealthy, I don't know what does. Thankfully, there are ways to keep your toothbrush clean such as not letting it sit in a bacteria-infested, spit/water mix (see image above). This life hack can also be used to color-code your toothbrush, so that your roommates don't keep on mistaking your toothbrush for their own toothbrush, 'cause that's just nasty.

Step 1: Materials

You'll need the following;

  • Cornstarch $0.89
  • Water-Based Food Coloring $4.02
  • 100% Silicone I (Silicone II will not work.) $5.21
  • Two Disposable Bowls $3.19
  • Two Toothpicks $2.00

Total cost: $15.31 (and that'll get you enough material to make at least twenty of these toothbrush clips)

<p>Very cool idea! I might try it, also the reason our toothbrushes have bacteria is because of the toilet flushing. You can buy little plastic covers from the dollar store to protect the brush part that goes into your mouth!</p>
Great idea to keep your brush high and dry. &quot;The ADA recommends that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately every 3&ndash;4 months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use.&quot; In our family we also have our own toothpastes (to keep from spreading any germs if someone gets a cold plus we all like different kinds). You can also throw your brushes into the dishwasher to get them good and clean!

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