We all know that toothpaste helps keep your smile clean and
cavity-free. But did you also know that you can use it around the house?
Here are my favorite new uses for toothpaste. NOTE: Just remember,
these all work best with the traditional toothpaste, not the gel
varieties. Never try any of these with the whitening formulas, as it may
1. Restore Your Headlights. Sometimes the plastic
headlight cases can get pretty cloudy, causing your headlights to look
dull. Using some toothpaste (and an old toothbrush that is past its
prime), buff the inside of the plastic. Then, rinse out the headlight
case thoroughly. Once dry, reassemble the light fixture. Good as new……continue reading
2. Surface Cleaner. If you’ve ever wound up with
cough syrup staining your bathroom counter top or some crayon ‘graffiti’
on your walls, don’t panic. Instead wipe some toothpaste in a circular
motion on the stain. The cleaning agents in toothpaste are mild enough
to break down stubborn pigments, waxes and dyes.
3. Clean Your Iron. Does the bottom of your iron
look really gross? You can use toothpaste to remove that crud. Wait
until your iron has cooled down, then buff the metal plate with some
toothpaste and a paper towel. It gently cleans away the gunk that has
accumulated, leaving the surface much cleaner.
4. Stinky Hand Cleaner. One of the worst parts of
doing dirty household jobs, whether they be gardening, unclogging a pipe
or even cooking with onion or garlic, is that they can make your hands
smell really bad. Sometimes so bad, not even hand soap will do the
trick. In any case, what works for bad breath also works for bad smells:
toothpaste. Just rub your hands with the stuff, then rinse.
5. DVD Repair. Does your copy of Pirates of the
Caribbean skip? Try buffing a dab toothpaste on the readable side of the
disc with a paper towel. This helps resurface the disc by filling in
the scratches and helps prevent the disc from skipping. Just remember to
do a good job wiping off the excess toothpaste, as you don’t want it
getting in your player.
What are your favorite other uses for toothpaste? Share them in the comments.
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