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Remnants of Toothpaste

One of my biggest pet peeves is toothpaste on the mirror and sinks. I can’t figure how people can get so much toothpaste where it doesn’t belong. Unfortunately, it doesn’t clean itself up – so you either have to suck it up or talk to your family members.

Explain that toothpaste on the mirror and sinks is gross, and ask if they could clean it up when they’re done brushing their teeth. Hopefully, they’ll get the hint and you won’t spend as much time cleaning the toothpaste off. Easy, right? NOT!

No matter how often I clean our bathroom, the mirror and sinks have toothpaste on them as soon as my kids (or wife) brush their teeth.

I have heard of toothpaste dispenser products, but I don’t think my problem is about them putting too much on their toothbrushes. I think it’s as simple as not taking the time to clean up when they’re done.

So, how do I fix that?

Do I stop cleaning our bathroom? No. That would drive me nuts. Do I purposely leave my toothpaste remnants on the mirror and sinks to make a point? Thought about it, but it wouldn’t solve anything. Do I throw a tantrum (after having many civil conversations)? Tried it, but it didn’t solve anything.

At the end of the day, I realize that it’s not that important. It’s just an annoyance that I have to learn to live with (and write about).

Do you have family members or roommates who leave toothpaste on the mirror and sink? If so, what do you do about it? Does it annoy you as much as it does for me? Either way, I want to hear about it. Share your comments below!

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