A tube of toothpaste can save the day, not only by making our breath fresh and teeth white but by doing many other tricks around the home. Believe it or not, these are factual. Here I have put together 18 odd things that toothpaste can do. I am sure you’ll find these toothpaste hacks useful. Let’s take a closer look.
1. Cleans Dirty Faucets
Use toothpaste to polish your faucets every day. Simply rub toothpaste on the faucet using a soft cloth. Ensure you are getting all the areas.
You can move down to the sink if you like. Use a sheet of paper towel to dry and rub your faucet to bring out the shine. You will marvel at the results.
2. Repair Scratch DVD
My DVDs were scratched and almost ready to be tossed out. I was told about toothpaste which had me thinking. I needed to revive my DVDs so I would resort to any help I could get.
Using a lint-free cloth wipe on toothpaste in a circular motion. Use a dry soft cloth to gently rub the toothpaste away. My DVDs are good to go.
3. Remove Stains on Wooden Furniture
My favorite chair is my rocking chair. My chair started to show watermarks. I use a dab of toothpaste to rub onto the marks. Let it sit for 10 minutes. I used a damp cloth and lightly rub the area. My rocking chair is free of those ugly-looking marks.
4. Remove Food Stains on Clothes
Toothpaste is a high-bleaching component that can break down hard-to-remove particles. For your next laundry load don’t panic about the nasty stains on your clothes.
Rub toothpaste directly onto the stain. Allow it to sit on the stain for 15 minutes. Wash as you normally do. You would be amazed at the remarkable results.
5. Remove Gum From Hair
Gum accidents happen all the time, especially to kids. Waking up with gum in your hair is not strange as we all fall asleep while we are chewing on a piece of gum. If this mishap should ever occur, remain calm. Rush to the bathroom for your toothpaste.
Squeeze a little on your finger and rub around and on the gum. Wait a few minutes then slowly pull away from the hair. You can then wash or brush your hair to remove any visible marks on the gum.
6. DIY Toilet Bowl Deodorizer
This is the perfect cleaning method for your toilet bowl. Toilet bowls carry an odor, especially in the mornings. During the night it is put to work more often, so it deserves a freshen-up in the morning.
Before brushing your teeth squeeze toothpaste in your toilet bowl and mix it around with a toilet brush, then proceed to brush your teeth this will give it time to do its magic.
When you are through, give the toilet a flush. The fragrance it releases will be so good, it will have you doing this every morning.
7. Remove Crayon Marks
If you have kids then you will know about those crayon marks on the walls. This may not need to be painted over to hide the marks. Rub toothpaste on the crayon mark and let it sit for 1 hour. Use a wet cloth to wipe the toothpaste away.
8. Clothes Stains
Toothpaste can be used to remove ink stains, coffee, lipstick, and grass stains from your clothing. Simply allow the toothpaste to sit on the stain overnight.
Wash the next morning to completely remove any trace of the stain from the clothing. If the stain is stubborn, repeat the process.
9. Fades Stains on Carpets
No one likes to see stains on their carpet. As much as we would like it not to get this way, it does happen. For every little stain detected on your carpet, you can tackle it with toothpaste.
Lather the stained area only with toothpaste. Give it a few minutes based on the stain. Use a wet piece of cloth to rub on the area. The stain will no longer be visible.
10. Emergency Acne Treatment
You can use toothpaste to treat pimples overnight. the next morning the results will be obvious. This works well, especially for teenagers.
Touch the pimple with a little dab of toothpaste and go to bed. In the morning, wash your face and moisturize. If it’s not completely gone it will be way smaller. Continue this process at night to keep pimples from getting larger.
11. Lightens Fingernails
If your fingernails are discolored, this can be corrected by using a whitening toothpaste to do so. Apply a small amount of toothpaste to your fingernail using a toothbrush to brush it on. Give it a good scrub. Rinse well, and repeat as often until your nail fingernails are back to how they used to be.
12. Assist in Hanging Frames
You can use toothpaste to hang a frame, yes! you heard right. Simply apply a dab of toothpaste to the back of the frame. Then press the frame against the wall.
Remove the frame. The toothpaste will leave a spot on the wall where the nail should be. This is surely surprising! as who could ever think toothpaste was needed in your toolbox?
13. Toilet Bowl Stain Remover
Toothpaste is great at making things clean. It does a wonderful job in the mouth at making the breath fresh and teeth whiter. If you have a discolored toilet bowl here is how to get it beautiful again.
Simply squeeze an ample amount of toothpaste into the toilet. Give it a swish with a toilet brush. Allow sitting for 20 minutes then flush. All the discoloration in your toilet will be gone, and the smell will be amazing.
14. DIY Nail Hole Filler
If you are into decorating, then there will be nail holes in your walls. These are not cute being visible to the eyes. With a little filling, this can be corrected.
Squeeze a dab of toothpaste into the hole. Ensure to clean the surface with a damp rag to reveal a wall with no visible nail holes anymore.
15. Cleans Jewelry
Avoid buy it expensive cleaners for your jewelry by doing this clever trick. Squeeze a dab of toothpaste on a soft rag. Use this to clean your ring, chain, or bracelet whatever your jewel maybe you can use this tip to clean it.
After you are through wiping, use a clean damp rag to wipe away the toothpaste. If the jewel is genuine, rinsing with warm water will be fine but only if it’s genuine. This was a trick I did so often in my childhood years and it still works today.
16. Foggy Eyeglasses Lens Cleaner
Why wear foggy eyeglasses when you have a tube of toothpaste around? Grandma would always have a tube of toothpaste in her handbag. The reason for this was weird but come to think of it, it was very factual.
Grandma would squeeze a dab of toothpaste on her foggy eyeglass. She then uses a small piece of toilet paper or paper towel to clean the lens in circles. After that, she dabs a clean piece of paper towel with warm water and cleans away the toothpaste. She always has clear and transparent lenses. Now I know why.
17. Whiten White Sneakers
If your white sneakers seem to be changing color this could be from dust and dirt. Constant wearing can cause white sneakers to be discolored even when brand new.
All is not over as yet. You can whiten your sneakers without even purchasing a shoe-whitening product. All that you need to do is to clean it with a little toothpaste.
Simply cover the stained area with toothpaste. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes then wipe it with a damp cloth. That was all you needed to do to make your stained sneakers white again.
18. Use Toothpaste to Clean Stainless Steel
To make your stainless steels shine again. Apply toothpaste as a paste on your stainless steel, Use a sponge to massage it all over. Use a clean damp rag to wipe away the toothpaste.
19. How to Clean Headlights with toothpaste
To clean foggy headlights you’ll need a tube of fluoride toothpaste. Cleaning headlights with toothpaste is great at removing dirt and muck if done the right way. These tips will show you how to get this done. Below you’ll find the instructions on how to clean foggy headlights with toothpaste.
- First, clean the headlight with a clean damp cloth or paper towel to remove excess dirt.
- Next, damp a Mr. Clean Magic Erase with warm water
- Squeeze the excess water out
- Squeeze a dab of toothpaste on the eraser
- Clean the headlight starting in the corners. Add more toothpaste if needed
- To rinse use a hose or a bucket of warm water
- Lastly, dry well with a sheet of newspaper
You will be amazed at the results you will see. After using toothpaste to clean your stainless steel you will not want to ever use another cleaning agent. Thank you for reading, hope you find this article useful. See you soon.