We’ve always said that common household products are always so useful. They’re not only hand for the original purpose that they serve (ie. vinegar is great for cooking) but they’re also super versatile. I can name a whole bunch of items you can find around the house, that have more than one person, and really, ones that are saving you a few bucks here and there as well—vinegar, mouthwash, and toothpaste to name a few.
Toothpaste? Yes, toothpaste. Gone are the days when toothpaste was only used to make our teeth white and clean. Believe it not, but there are a whole lot of other ways to use toothpaste around the house. Didn’t think that what possible? Well, tune into the list below and see ways in which you repurpose toothpaste around the house.
1. Shine silver
A small amount of toothpaste goes a long way when it comes to shining your silver jewelry or anything else made of the metal.
2. Clean your car’s headlights
The chemicals in toothpaste are good to clean polycarbonate plastic, so you can keep your car’s headlights clean and shiny all year long.
3. Clean up makeup spills
Have makeup stains on your countertops? A small dab of toothpaste will make it disappear in no time.
4. Shoe whitener
Toothpaste will help make those dirty show soles white again!
Things like fish and garlic leave a lingering scent on your hands that you just can’t seem to get rid of sometimes, and soap doesn’t always help.
Next time, try rubbing some toothpaste on your hands to help with the strong odors.
6. Clean up wooden surfaces
Gently rub toothpaste over stains on any wooden toothpaste and they’ll go away.
7. Clean the iron
Does your iron have burn marks on it? Try getting rid of them with paste!
8. Get rid of permanent marker stains
Toothpaste is very effective in getting rid of permanent marker marks, especially on wood.
9. Tough stains on mugs
Are you a coffee drinker? People can usually tell by looking into your mug and seeing those stains. Well not for long—wash your cup with a bit of toothpaste.
10. Stains on clothes
Toothpaste can remove stains like lipstick, tomato sauce, and even grass from any article of clothing. Simply rub some paste on the stain and let it sit for a while before washing it off. Just make sure you don’t use whitening toothpaste because this can bleach your clothes!
11. Use if on zits
Dab your pimple with a little bit of toothpaste and leave it overnight—it will dry up.
12. Clean your nails
Put toothpaste on your nails and leave it on for a few minutes before washing it off. It will clean the nail of any stains and dirt.
13. Whiten your piano keys
Put toothpaste on a wet cloth and rub over your piano keys for a clean and shiny finish.
14. Heal bruises
Mix a bit of toothpaste and lotion together and rub it over your bruise before bed to have it heal quicker.
15. Smoothen out your cell phone screen
Put toothpaste on a cloth and rub it over your phone’s screen. This will smooth out any scuffs.
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