Cleaning With Toothpaste Tips and Tricks

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Did you know that toothpaste isn’t just for cleaning your teeth? Try these other surprising things to clean with toothpaste.

Toothpaste is great for cleaning your teeth and brightening up your beautiful smile. It’s a pretty cool product that can actually help you do many other things around the house are well. The white toothpaste, not the gel-based toothpaste can act as a cleaning product.

These toothpaste cleaning hacks are great to know if you ever run out of cleaning supplies and have toothpaste laying around, waiting to be opened and used. Toothpaste doesn’t have harsh chemicals in it, so you can rest easy knowing you are cleaning with green products around your home.

See also: The Ultimate Guide To Cleaning With DIY Cleaners

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Using Green Products Around the House

If you’re becoming more conscious about the products you use to clean your home? There are so many advantages of using natural cleaners including saving money and creating a healthier, non-toxic home.

Natural cleaners are effective and do a proper job in cleaning just as some of the more toxic chemical cleaners do, although sometimes I do use a shower cleaner for tile if things are looking scary. Isn’t it amazing to know that you can make salad dressings and clean your home with some of the same ingredients? I think that’s awesome.

Many store-bought cleaners are made with water, chemicals, and fragrance. Some fragrances can irritate allergies, and create skin sensitivities.

They can even be poisonous to pets and small children. Some of these store-bought cleaners have instructions to be in a ventilated room when using or to wear a mask. To me, this is very concerning.

Organic and natural cleaners are an option if you do not want to aggravate your allergies and you can rest easy knowing exactly what’s in your cleaning agent.

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Things You Can Clean With Toothpaste

De Fog Mirror

If you do not enjoy a foggy mirror post-shower, rubbing a white cloudy toothpaste over the mirror when it is dry will prevent the mirror from fogging up again. This can make you have a faster morning so you do not have to wait for the mirror to clear up before applying your makeup.

See also: How To Clean A Mirror: Keep Your Mirrors Sparkling

Remove Soap Scum

Make your shower doors sparkle and shine with toothpaste. White cloudy toothpaste can act as a natural abrasive cleaning agent that will wash away soap scum with no effort at all.

See also: Powerful DIY Daily Shower Cleaner (Homemade Spray)

Bathroom Sink

Did you know you can clean up the bathroom sink with toothpaste? The yucky ring that gathers at the bottom of the drain in the sink can be shined up with a glob of toothpaste. If you have children, you might already have globs of toothpaste dropped all over the sink, so grab a cloth and use those globs to clean the sink. Way to be efficient! While you clean your bathroom sink with toothpaste, shine up the faucet too, it’s a great cleaning agent for chrome surfaces.

See also: How To Clean a Porcelain Sink

Remove Water Rings

If you have a wooden table with a water ring, you can use toothpaste to get the ring out. Rub some white cloudy toothpaste on the stain until the stain disappears. If you rub the water ring too long, you might discolor the wood so do this carefully.

Brighten Sneakers

Use some toothpaste to make the white parts of your sneakers white once more. Use an old cleaning toothbrush and scrub the shoe with toothpaste. Wipe it well before laying and enjoy your bright white sneakers once more.

See also: How to Clean White Shoes

Remove Odors

If you have plastic containers that have a lingering smell then you can use toothpaste to scrub the container down toothpaste. Remember to wash it well before needing it again or you might have a minty smell to your food. You can also use toothpaste to deodorize baby bottles too.

Erase Crayons

If your children have made a few pieces of artwork on the walls, use a scrub brush and some toothpaste to remove the crayon from your walls without damaging the paint on the wall. This is a simple and non-toxic way to clean the crayon and your children can help get the job done.

See also: How To Remove Melted Crayon From Everything

Remove Permanent Marker From Walls

If you have a permanent marker on your wall, it’s quite easy to remove with some toothpaste and little to no elbow grease. Use a damp cloth, some toothpaste, and rub in circular motions. Wipe up any remaining toothpaste with water and soap.

See also: How To Remove Permanent Marker From Anything

Polish Metal Surfaces

If you have your doorknobs or a your metal fridge, easily clean this up with a little bit of toothpaste. You’re going to want to add some toothpaste to a damp cloth and then rub it all over the metal item until it’s all shiny and clean.

Clean Iron

Did you know you can clean your gunked-up iron with a little bit of toothpaste? With a cool and unplugged iron, scrub the bottom of the iron with a rag and some toothpaste. It is very effective and does not require you to heat the iron up like when you clean with salt.

See also: How to Properly Clean an Iron

Polish Headlights

Did you know that you can polish up cloudy headlights with toothpaste? Keep your taillights and headlight clean by needing a toothbrush and toothpaste to rub away the cloudiness. Use soapy water to remove toothpaste residue from your car lights.

See also: Car Cleaning Hacks You Need To Know

Remove Brake Rust

If you have rusty brakes with toothpaste and water. Not only will this help your brakes run smoother, but it will also make your car look better too!

See also: How To Remove Rust Stains From Anything

Buff Car Scratches

Use toothpaste to buff out any scratches you might have on your car. Use a soft, non-abrasive cloth and some cloudy white toothpaste and watch the magic happen.

Clean Fridge Seals

The seals on your fridge can get stained over time. Brighten your fridge seals with a toothbrush and toothpaste to keep your fridge nice and bright.

See also: Everything You Need To Know About Cleaning And Organizing The Fridge


If you have a scratched DVD you might be able to save it by dabbing some toothpaste on the scratch and rubbing it in with a soft towel until all the excess toothpaste is gone away.

Cleaning With Toothpaste

Cleaning With Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a household item that everyone has, and it just so happens that it’s quite a useful tool for cleaning too. It’s probably not going to be your go-to cleaning product, but it’s always nice to know some ways to clean with toothpaste just in case you have a stubborn stain and nothing else is working out for you, or you are low on cleaning supplies and just can’t get a shop. Remember that the gel-like toothpaste doesn’t work quite as well as the white cloudy toothpaste for cleaning around the home.

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