The Smiley Toothbrush Holder: Sanitary AND Perfect For Impromptu Puppet Shows

I’ve spent many nights in dingy hostels. On the one hand, I love the liberation of living in filth, but on the other hand, it can be disgusting. Throughout my soiled adventures, however, I’ve always been careful to store my toothbrush in its travel case — until a friend terrorized me by saying, “You know…you can never really get plastic clean.” Gulp. I peered down into the tube of my grimy toothbrush holder and could literally taste horror, disgust — and a little bit of bile.

If you’re equally grossed out by the thought of hostel sinks or toothbrush holders, a Smiley Toothbrush Holder may be a simple alternative worth looking into. The easy-open lid keeps your toothbrush covered and out of the way between uses, and the suction-cup-back sticks to mirrors, tile, and stainless steel. The best part? The vents in the cover “smile back at you, giving you a cheery outlook on the day.” A pair of Smileys runs about $5. Never before has $5 offered travelers the dual advantages of being (a) hygienic and (b) puppet-show-ready.