Here's How Often You Should Replace Your Toilet Brush

When was the last time you invested in a new toilet brush? If it was when you moved into your home, it might be time to get a new one. Toilet brushes have a dirty job, and you may be spreading germs around every time you clean the toilet. Additionally, when you replace the brush, you may want to replace the holder too. Of course, if you're not cleaning your toilet weekly, your brush may not be getting as much of a workout.

There are mixed messages online as to how often you should replace your toilet brush. Drench says you should get a new brush every six months, unless you're using a silicone brush that keeps bacteria from getting trapped in the bristles. You can also do some things to prolong the life of your brush and make it so that you don't have to get a new one twice a year.

Signs it's time for a new toilet brush

Toilet Travels has an excellent list of all of the things you should know about keeping your bathroom clean. When looking at your toilet brush, they say to look at the color, the shape it's in, and give it a sniff. If your once white toilet brush is stained yellow and brown, it belongs in the garbage. If you're losing bristles each time you scrub the toilet, toss the brush. Replace your brush if it is stinky even after using it with toilet cleaner and rinsing it off.

You can prolong the life of your toilet brush by giving it a good rinsing off in some clean water after each use. Apartment Therapy suggests putting a capful of bleach directly into your clean toilet bowl and letting the brush soak for an hour for a deep clean every month or so. The more often you clean your toilet, the more often you'll want to clean the brush.