I so agree. I'm so often surprised when working in beautiful homes to go into the private baths and find a toilet brush, in a decorative holder/cover sitting in the corner. It makes no sense. The housekeeper should not leave her tools in the private space. Interior designers often place the latest designed brushes in their clients homes, I go right in and take them all out. I love your comparing the brush to the vacuum cleaner--it IS all the same.For those of us who do not have daily housekeeping staff, the brush should be tucked away as you suggest. And really, would you leave a plunger just sitting around?