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How often should one change their scrubby?

Asked by jabag11 (670 points ) January 19th, 2011

lol you know, the scrubby some people use for the shower, how often should they change it? I’ve had mine for about 5 months?

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gailcalled's avatar

Probably ready for the trash, @jabag 11. You don’t want damp objects that collect bacteria hanging around for more than two showers.

Or throw it into the washing machine or dishwasher. I put sponges in the microwave after several days and launder washcloths after one use.

(Unless you want the scruffy or loofah to end up being 19 years old and male.)

erichw1504's avatar

I keep mine for no more than 3 or 4 months. Probably should replace them sooner, though.

chyna's avatar

I compare it to a washcloth and, like @gailcalled, use it only once before throwing into a washing machine.

mtully's avatar

I change my tooth brush and loofa every one/two months. and it can get pricey they are typically 5–10$. i usually buy the best ones i can find for around 1$ which can be difficult. they are usually cheap and small. so when i come across nice big thick ones, i stock up. otherwise look for the washable ones.

mowens's avatar

Does this make me a terrible person? I have never replaced mine. I figured I used soap on it.. thats clean right?

mowens's avatar

I’m serious…

LuckyGuy's avatar

I throw it into the washing machine when I am doing a bleach load.
I put the kitchen scrubby in the dishwasher every couple of days.

Seelix's avatar

I use a shower scrubby that comes on a handle, kind of like a back brush but with the plastic scrubby stuff instead of bristles. I use it until the scrubby thing starts to fall off, which is after a couple of months. I buy them at the dollar store.

jabag11's avatar

i see well i’m about to replace it then, thank you guys!

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