Storing Your Plunger

Storing Your Plunger

Jeanine Brennan
Mar 16, 2009

If you're lucky, your toilet is newer and doesn't back up. But what if you have an older toilet that seems to, well, overflow a lot? You know, the one that you need to keep a plunger close at hand. After you use the plunger, it's a little gross to put it back under the sink in the vicinity of the extra toilet paper and toothpaste. And you can't just put it back down on the floor(!). While we'll never understand why all plungers just don't come with housing, we kinda like this creative solution from a photo spotted on the website for British Home store Baileys Home and Garden. While this bathroom is probably a bit more casual than most, the garden pot idea works and we like it. Click to see other plunger hiding ideas after the jump...

It's amazing the lack of plunger storage options out there — given the fact that most plungers come solo. Last spring, Regina blogged about the nice-looking OXO plunger/canister combos, and we currently use a Plunger House that you can buy a la carte. If you're handy with a sawzall, we also found an impressive solution called the Hy-dit which is kind of like a custom recessed cabinet for your plunger's privacy. Given that you can paint or wallpaper the door as you like (the door even comes in wood), it could even become a design feature.

Since our Plunger House is a few years old and we were going to replace it anyway, we want to try the inexpensive terracotta planter idea. But we'll paint the pot gloss white to match our wood floor, and also put a small dish in the bottom to cover the drainage hole. We're curious- how do you store your plunger between uses?

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