Think beyond just brushing your teeth with these 15 toothpaste hacks! Toothpaste is cheap, versatile, and can be used all over the house with these unexpected uses.
Everyone has a tube or two of toothpaste sitting in their bathroom at home, right? What if I told you that tube of toothpaste that cleans and whitens your teeth can be used in so many other ways? That tube of toothpaste can simplify your life and solve a problem or two you might be facing from time to time. Let me amaze you at how you have been under-using your toothpaste around your house.
One thing I have loved is learning all the different hacks for items in your home. Like how to use egg cartons to organize your home, or all the ways vinegar is helpful. You would be amazed at all the products in your home that have a ton of uses. Let me just focus on toothpaste for a minute or two so you can see how to start using it besides cleaning those pearly whites.
So what can you do with old toothpaste?
15 Toothpaste Hacks That Are Genius and Go Beyond Brushing Your Teeth
Can you clean with toothpaste? You bet you can! With a dry cloth and a pea size drop of toothpaste, you can buff out any scuff marks on a linoleum floor easily. It works like a charm.
If your nails are looking dull you can use an old toothbrush and toothpaste and buff your nails. It will help brighten them up and give them a little shine. Just rinse and pat dry when done. Works great on toes or fingers.
If you have an unexpected guest coming over soon and want to touch up your bathroom, use toothpaste to clean the toilet. As you know most toilet cleaners let off a strong chemical smell. If you use toothpaste to clean your bowl it will smell minty fresh and no one will know you just cleaned.
You can use your toothpaste to clean your silver and give it that shine you are hoping for. Just buff on and get it worked in and rinse clean and pat dry.
This is one of the first toothpaste hacks I ever used! If you moved a picture from the wall and now notice a nail hole, grab your toothpaste. Make sure your toothpaste is white, and just squeeze a little on your finger and fill in the hole. It works great and no one has to know it was toothpaste. Forget the caulk!
Driving at night you might find your lights look a little dull over time. They catch a lot of bugs and debris and can get a haze over them. Use an old toothbrush or stiff brush and rub on some toothpaste to buff your lights. Then rinse and wipe clean for shiny and bright lights.
Use a white toothpaste to gently clean your piano keys to keep them looking nice and white. Over time they can get dull and white toothpaste will help them keep their luster and white look.
Scratches On DVD's
If you have a DVD that has some scratches, apply a little toothpaste to the DVD and buff around with a soft cloth. It will help seal up the scratches so the movie won't skip.
If you have some Vans or other shoes that offer a white sole, toothpaste can be used to brighten them up. With a white toothpaste that has a whitener use to rub on the shoes and massage around. you can use a brush to help remove any debris or dirt linger. Then wipe clean for bright white shoes.
Apply a small dab of toothpaste onto your bug bite to help soothe and relieve the itch. It will offer a cooling effect from the mint in the toothpaste.
To get ink stains out of clothes before it sets in, use toothpaste on the area. Apply a dab of toothpaste to the fresh ink, and then wash like normal. It will help pull out the ink from the garment.
Marker On Wall
If your little one got a marker or crayon on the wall grab your toothpaste. A little bit of toothpaste with a magic eraser will buff out any marker or crayon marks with ease.
Sour Milk Smell
Get rid of the sour milk smell by using a mixture of toothpaste and water in baby bottles.
How do you clear a pimple fast? If you have a big pimple that developed, apply a mint based toothpaste and let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour. It will help reduce the redness, dry out, and shrink a pimple.
If you have a small stain on your carpet you can use toothpaste to help pull up the stain. Work in small areas by applying toothpaste to the stain, let sit and then with a wet washcloth wipe away till you get rid of the stain and pull up all the toothpaste. You can even use a soft bristled brush to work over the stain.
Which of these toothpaste hacks do you use in your own home?