17 other ways toothpaste can be used around the house
Did you know that your toothpaste can do more than just clean your teeth? Check out some of these cool toothpaste hacks that a great for cleaning all around the house
17 toothpaste hacks for housekeeping
1. Polishing chrome
Rub in circular motions a tiny blob of toothpaste and then buff it away with a soft cloth. This would leave the chrome bathroom fixtures looking shiny and great.
2. Remove soap residue
Hate soap residue buildup on shower doors? Try to remove it with a bit of toothpaste and a damp sponge or cloth. Then wipe it with a clean damp cloth and then buff it dry to prevent water spots.
3. Clean the bathroom sink
Toothpaste is not just great for your bathroom chrome fixtures. You can also scrub your sink with it before rinsing off with water and drying it with a dry cloth. This will leave your sink smelling nice and minty.
4. Scrub the toilet
But that's not all! You can also scrub your toilet with a bit of toothpaste if you find that you're out of toilet cleaner. They are great for removing stains and will leave your toilet smelling fresh, however, it won't disinfect your toilet. So make sure to follow through with some bleach.
5. Clean your curling or straightening iron
Ever had a curling or straightening iron that has gone sticky from product buildup? Don't worry, because a little toothpaste would fix that straight away without damaging the surface. Use a small dab of toothpaste on a dry clean cloth and use it to wipe away all the gunk. Followup with a damp cloth and allow it to air dry.
Use a bit of toothpaste on a damp cloth to wipe down mirrors. Rub the toothpaste on in small circular movements and leave it to dry before buffing with a dry cloth.
If the rubber trim on your sneakers is dirty, you can use toothpaste and an old toothbrush to give it a scrubbing. Finish by wiping off all the grime with a damp cloth and your sneakers should look like new again.
8. Carpet stains
Just squeeze some toothpaste onto the stain and scrub it with an old toothbrush. Wipe it with a damp cloth and repeat until the stain is gone.
9. Make your bling sparkle again
If your jewellery is starting to tarnish or your diamonds are starting to look a bit dull, just use a tiny bit of toothpaste and an old toothbrush to get into all the nooks and crannies. Rinse with water and then buff with a dry cloth to see it sparkle again. Remember not to use this method on pearls and soft gems like opals as they can be scratched easily.
10. Get rid of nasty smells
Need to get rid of that lingering onion or prawn smell on your hands? Just rub your hands together with some toothpaste. Be sure to cover the entire palm and back of the hands before rinsing it well. Not only will the smell be gone, but you'll also notice cleaner and brighter fingernails!
11. Polish silver and copper
12. Cleaning piano keys
Whether your piano keys are made of ivory or plastic, toothpaste would clean both fairly well. All you need is a tiny amount of toothpaste for each key and then wiping them down with a damp cloth.
13. Remove the gunk on the bottom of your iron
Make sure your iron is unplugged and completely cool. Put some toothpaste on the affected area and then wipe off all the gunk with a soft cloth. Finish by wiping off access toothpaste with a damp cloth.
14. Remove crayon marks from your walls
A bit of toothpaste on a damp sponge will easily remove the mishap from your walls. After scrubbing, finish by wiping down with a damp cloth and then leave it to air dry.
15. Polish your car headlights
Armed with toothpaste and a sponge, you will be able to remove dirt and buff out small scratches. Then, as usual, wipe off everything with a damp cloth watch them shine again.
16. Phone screens
Just a tiny amount of toothpaste is enough to buff out small scratches on your cell phone screen. Gently rub it on to your screen and then wipe everything away with a damp cloth. You can choose to wipe your phone dry with a clean cloth or set it aside so that it can air dry.
17. Get rid of water rings
To remove those annoying water rings on your table, simply rub some toothpaste onto affected areas before wiping everything off with a damp cloth. Try not to forget to use coasters next time!
We hope these toothpaste hacks have been useful. Which toothpaste hacks have you tried out? Let us know in the comment box below!