Sinks could be an infection source and should avoid placing toothbrushes directly on counter surfaces. Totes can be used for personal items so they do not touch the bathroom countertop.

Does this tote stand for "a plastic box" (Wiktionary)?

I also thought of "tote bag", but that would not be very handy, would it, to put bags on the countertop? So I thought that a small plastic container would be ideal. But on the other hand, the Wiktionary article says that the container meaning refers to logistics.

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    That seemed like an odd use of "totes" to me. A tote bag is much larger than I would use for toiletries. Typically I would use a smaller toiletry bag. After looking around though, I found that there are shower totes and they seem like something designed for college students sharing a common bathroom. – ColleenV Jul 17 '20 at 13:09
  • @ColleenV - thank you! It must be "shower totes" indeed, judging by Google Pictures – CowperKettle Jul 20 '20 at 3:07

No. From the same dictionary definition, a tote is a "tote bag", a large bag with handles.
The plastic box definition has to do with "logistics", that is, with shipping of goods.

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