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.
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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 faster morning so you do not have to wait for the mirror to clear up before applying your makeup.
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.
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.
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 your white parts of your sneakers white once more. Use an old cleaning toothbrush and scrub the shoe with toothpaste. Wipe it well before wearing and enjoy your bright white sneakers once more.
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 using it again or you might have a minty smell to your food. You can also use toothpaste toe deodorize baby bottles too.
Erase Crayons: If your children have made a few pieces of art work 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.
Remove Permanent Market From Walls: If you have 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.
Polish Metal Surfaces: If you have grimy door knobs, or a grimy 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.
Polish Headlights: Did you know that you can polish up cloudy headlights with toothpaste? Keep your tail lights and headlight clean by using a toothbrush and toothpaste to rub away the cloudiness. Use soapy water to remove toothpaste residue from your car lights.
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!
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.
Fix DVD: If you have a scratched DVD you might be able to save it by dabbing some toothpaste on the scratch and rub it in with a soft towel until all the excess toothpaste is gone away.
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.