An Australian householder’s hack for keep the base of your electric toothpaste clean of “gunk” has been hailed as “genius”.
Sharing on a popular Facebook page, social media user Rachel revealed how she uses a cotton pad to keep the charger of her gadget clean.
Those who use an electric toothpaste will know of the unsightly mess than build-up on the base of the device from toothpaste and water dribbling down after it’s been used.
To combat this, Rachel said she simply cuts a small hole in the centre of a cotton round and then fits it over the charger.
The simple trick means that “toothpaste gunk” will now dribble onto the cotton pad – which can easily be replaced – instead of the charger.
“If anybody else’s electric toothbrush creates an eyesore in the bathroom with the ’toothbrush gunk’ on the charger, you’ll love this one,” Rachel wrote on the Cleaning & Organising Inspiration Australia page.
“Fold a cotton round into half, then half again. Snip the corner off, and it fits perfectly over the charger. (Yes, toothbrush still charges!)“
Rachel’s hack quickly went viral, attracting thousands of reactions with many agreeing it was a “life changer”.
“OMG mind blown. I’m sick of seeing that too. I’ll be doing this,” said one.
Added another: “Where have you been all my life?! You are absolutely my hero!”
Wrote a third: “OMG you legend.”
Added one more: “This is great! This is my life.”
Said another: “Oh I so need this. My son’s is so gross.”
Rachel attracted some concern from Facebook users who were worried about it being a fire hazard – while others criticised her for not wiping down the base every day.
But Rachel hit back at the “judgy” comments.
“Yes I clean my bloody toothbrush after I use it and I dry it too,” she said.
“Crap still accumulates on there. And no, I do not have the energy to clean the damn charger every day.
“I barely have the energy to exist. Damn. People on here are kinda judgy.”
She later added: “A very intelligent commenter has informed me that the current used to charge is very weak, and is charged by what is called ‘induction’.
“The temperature at which cotton would ignite is 120C, and it is very very unlikely that this would get to that temperature, and is thus very unlikely to catch on fire.
“Again: use at own risk. I reckon it’s fine. Happy clean toothbrushes pals!”
Rachel’s supporters were keen to give the hack a go.
“Oh this is brilliant! Thank you! I’m going to do this (and yes judgemental commenters I definitely am TOO LAZY to wipe it every time)!” one said.
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