Many years ago, I read a recommendation to dry a razor blade after use to prevent rust and extend the life of the blade. I never did that, but Marc discovered that I could hang my razor in the toothbrush holder that was attached to the shower wall with a suction cup. At the time, I used a men’s razor (maybe a Mach Three – or is it Mach Five?), which had a slim handle that fit perfectly in the toothbrush holder.
At some point, though, we lost the toothbrush holder – maybe because we’d moved. And I had to leave my razor on the side of the bathtub. After a few months, I noticed that the blade was rusting a lot faster than it used to. We started looking for a new toothbrush holder and thankfully, we found one. It really did make a difference in extending the life of the razor blade.
In the intervening years, the manufacturers of women’s razors started to include suction cup holders in the packaging. And now that I get women’s razors for free thanks to the Drugstore Game, I’ve been using those. But if you have a slim-handled razor and want to extend its lifespan, keep it in a toothbrush holder with a suction cup. (Or, I suppose, you could dry it after each shower.)