The unnamed British woman went to a popular parenting website to share a very debatable life hack.
Explaining that she leaves her brush to dry before placing it back in the holder, the woman kicked off a fiery debate on the website.
While some admitted to doing the same thing, others suggested placing bleach in the holder or flushing before using the brush.
The mum wrote: “If you can bring yourself to live without a brush and clean the toilet by hand, please accept my congratulations.”
She added: “For the rest of you who, like me, have to live with the necessary evil of a toilet brush, trap the handle between the ring and bowl after use so the brush can dry before going back in the holder.
“Voila no more toilet brush soup.”
But sadly, many parents on the open forum were confused by the woman’s trick.
One said: “You clean the loo seat every time you use the loo brush? I’m clearly a slattern.”
Another added: “But then… the handle bit that people have to touch has been in contact with the toilet.
“You could instead put some dry toilet paper in the toilet and dab the toilet brush onto it so that it doesn’t drip on its way back to the holder.”
A third commented: “I clean the whole toilet (lid/seat/ring) with spray cleaner before I used the brush on the inside with a ventilated holder that allows any water to vapour away and keeps the base clean.”
Fortunately for the woman, some members of Mumsnet actually agreed with her.
One commented: “I do this too. I clean the whole toilet including the seat and rim before I put the loo brush under the seat to dry.
“I also wipe the loo brush handle with antibacterial spray. It really works.
“I use a silicon loo brush so don’t end up with rust marks around the bristles with added advantage that brush can be soaked in disinfectant.”
A second agreed: “I do this. Stops the holder getting wet. I also clean the handle/seat/rim first.”