Besides for its original purpose – brushing the teeth – toothpaste has a wide array of other uses. This post presents only a fraction of them, accompanied with tips and tricks that will make this everyday item irreplaceable in your home.
Silverware and enamel polishing
Stop buying pricey silverware polishing products and replace them with toothpaste! Put just a tiny amount on a paper towel or a gauze and rub your dirty silver. It will be as bright as new.
You can use toothpaste to remove any stains and blotches from your enamel items without any smearing. They will also smell great.
Cleaning the car headlights and remove scratches
You might clean your car every week or so, but have you thought of cleaning the headlights as well? Toothpaste is here to help. Add some toothpaste on a sponge or a cloth and wipe the headlights. It will remove the dirt in no time and you’ll be able to see much better when you drive!
You can also get rid of those awful looking scratches on your car’s metal parts. Add some toothpaste on a cloth and rub onto the scratches. Wipe the excess toothpaste with a damp cloth and watch your car shine!
Make the piano keys whiter
Pianists know that an unclean piano looks horrible. When your piano keys go yellow, it’s time to use your tooth whitener to whiten them as well.
Snickers and shoes cleaner
Besides whitening the piano keys, toothpaste can be used to clean and whiten the plastic elements on your favorite snickers. Apply the same technique – place on a sponge, rub, and watch them getting cleaner and cleaner with each movement. You can also use it on any type of footwear. Your shoes will not only be cleaner, but they will also smell fresh.
Clean your goggles
Toothpaste is used to clean aviator and diving goggles, as well as to prevent them from going foggy.
Remove ugly stains from the table
Use toothpaste to get rid of any stains made by your glasses and cups on the table.
Remove ink stains from your clothes
Ink stains are everyone’s nightmare because they are very persistent and difficult to clean. However, toothpaste is very efficient in removing them. Apply a small amount of toothpaste on the stain, rub, and let it sit overnight, then wash the usual way.
Remove dye stains from the towels
If you are dying your hair, many of your towels probably have dye stains. They are also very hard to clean, but if you use toothpaste your towels will be cleaner than ever! Just follow the method described for ink removal from clothes.
Treat insect bites
You’ve just got stung by a bee? Fear not! Apply some toothpaste onto the bite to alleviate the unpleasant redness and itching.
Get rid of pimples
Small skin lesions or inflammations called pimples are something that no one likes. The good news is they can be efficiently treated by simply applying toothpaste on them once a day for a week or so. Your skin will be soft and clean again!
Make your iron shine
There is nothing better to make your iron shine and look brand new than toothpaste. Rub some toothpaste and remove with a damp cloth. That’s it!
Clean your mobile phone
Use this everyday item to make your smartphone shine again.
Clean the carpets and rugs
Put some toothpaste on a sponge and rub the carpet. A piece of cake!
Wash your hands
Use toothpaste instead of soap to clean your hands thoroughly.
Chances are your thermos smells less than nice, so it’s time to get rid of that odor. Fill it with warm water (the warmer the better), then add some toothpaste into the thermos. Close it and shake for about 30 seconds. Voila! Your thermos is clean and smells great.
Remove CD and DVD scratches
If you have a bunch of CDs and DVDs that are all scratched but you are not ready to throw them into the garbage yet, rub some toothpaste on the scratched areas. You’ll be able to listen or watch them again without that annoying skipping.
Use it as a glue
Did you know that you can use toothpaste as glue? For instance, you can use it to hang your posters on the wall. Place a small amount of toothpaste on each corner of the poster and put it on the wall. That’s it. the best part is that this ‘glue’ does not leave any stains on the wall after you remove the poster.
This is just a part of the many useful application toothpaste has in the home. Try and see how they work for you. Maybe you will think of a new one!