There are plenty of things you can find in your toilet besides the obvious, like old toothbrushes, soap, and bits of food from dinner last night. Most people don’t clean their toilets as often as they should, so all kinds of gross things accumulate over time. Here are five pieces of equipment you can find in your toilet if you don’t keep up with maintenance on it.
Many of us are guilty of letting our toothbrushes sit around for way too long. But this habit is actually really bad for your teeth and gums. A bacteria called Streptococcus mutans feeds off the sugars found on your toothbrush, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. It’s best to keep your brush clean by replacing it every three months or so, or every time you notice a change in taste or color of your toothpaste.
2) Nail clippers
Nail clippers are a common item that you will find in your toilet. They often come with the toilet paper or as an added bonus. If you are looking for a gift idea, consider buying someone a set of nail clippers to make them feel like they have just received the best present ever. These items also come in handy if you have a hangnail and need to cut it off quickly before it becomes more painful and bothersome.
Deodorant is a product that is often found in people’s bathrooms. It is typically used to mask the smell of sweat, which is produced by the body as a way to regulate its temperature. Deodorant has a strong fragrance to make it pleasant for others who may be near you or touching your skin. If you are ever searching for deodorant and think it is not there, look in the toilet tank; sometimes people drop things like this down there.
Deodorants work by blocking or killing bacteria with anti-bacterial properties such as triclosan.
4) Contact lens case
I am not sure how many people know this, but there are more than just toilet paper and tampons in the bathroom. Let’s talk about all of the other things that you can find inside a toilet and what they are used for. A contact lens case is one of those things that you might be surprised to see because it seems like such an inconsequential thing to have there.
5) Lotion bottle
Lotion bottles are another item that is often found in the toilet. If you have a lotion bottle, you might want to try and find a better place to store it. In addition, if there is still lotion inside the bottle, then make sure to clean it out before putting it back into storage.