Most of us have habits that we take care of on a daily basis. In fact, it is likely that we don’t think about doing them; they simply are something that we do on autopilot. One of the habits of most people is waking up in the morning and brushing our teeth. It is simply a one-two operation and not something that really gets a lot of extra thought. On the other hand, we may brush our teeth throughout the day and in order to do so, we use the basic tools of a toothbrush and toothpaste.
We don’t typically give toothpaste all of the credit that it really deserves. Most of us simply use it to brush our teeth in the morning or to keep them clean after we eat a meal. It is really a shame because toothpaste is actually quite amazing when you think about everything that it is capable of doing. It just tends to sit in the cabinet day after day but once you know some of the secrets of using toothpaste in different ways, you may even have to invest in an extra tube.
How long does it take you to go through a tube of toothpaste? Sometimes, it could easily last for a month or more, especially if you only use it for brushing your teeth. As you are about to see, however, there are many other options for using toothpaste and the following 20 methods are something that you should certainly consider for yourself and your family.
1. Ink Stains
When was the last time you forgot to take the pen out of your pocket and threw it into the wash? It could easily stain every item in the washing machine. The fix to this problem is rather easy and it involves using toothpaste. Just rub some paste on the stain and let it dry. When you wash it the next day your clothes will be clean.
Are your headlights looking a little foggy? You could spend a lot of money and get somebody to detail it for you or you can simply shine them up with toothpaste. It is even possible to use a toothbrush to get into all the small spaces and do a great job.
If you have some old silver that could use shining, you can rub toothpaste on it using the soft cloth. You will not believe the difference.
4. Swimming goggles
It’s nice to wear swimming goggles but one of the problems with them is that they fog easily. If you want to keep your you lenses clean and clear, put a thin layer of toothpaste on them.
5. Water Stains
If you forget to use the coaster and end up with a water stain on the wooden table, toothpaste can come to the rescue. It can help remove the water spots that are left over and you will be back on the nice list again.
If you want your shoes to look good as new, use toothpaste to remove the ground in dirt.
7. Piano keys
The keys of the piano will begin to look dingy after you use them regularly. If you want to shine them up again it is possible to do so by cleaning them with toothpaste.
This one is fairly common knowledge but just to make sure you know it, it is possible to dry out pimples with toothpaste. Just put some toothpaste on at night and they should be gone by the morning.
9. Mosquito bites
Mosquito bites can be extremely itchy but toothpaste can help to remove the problem when they are applied to the area.
10. Dye Stains
We are exposed to dies constantly, through food, dying your hair and many other areas around the home. When it gets on your clothing you can use toothpaste by rubbing it in and allowing it to dry overnight. Wash the item the next day.
11. Nail Polish
If you can’t find your nail polish remover, rub some toothpaste on your nails and the old polish will be gone.
Most of us realize how dirty our phones are but toothpaste can come to the rescue. It can make the phone look great and get rid of germs.
If you are leaving residue behind on your garments when ironing, use some toothpaste. After allowing the iron to cool down completely, rub some toothpaste on the surface and wipe it off.
14. Foot Odor
Put some toothpaste in the bottom inside of your shoes to freshen them up.
15. Hanging posters
If you don’t want to put a nail in the wall you can use toothpaste. It is like glue when it dries but it will not damage the wall when removing it.
16. Carpet Stains
When you spill something on your carpet, you can use toothpaste to penetrate the stain and make your carpet look good as new again.
Most of us use soap but toothpaste is actually a great cleaner. It removes dirt, grime, and germs.
18. Scratched CD
If you have a CD or DVD that is jumping about, you can rub some toothpaste on the surface. You won’t believe the difference it makes.
A thermos tends to collect stains and none of us want to eat soup or drink coffee from a thermos that smells and looks old. Fill the thermos partly with water, and some toothpaste and shake it. Rinse it out thoroughly.
20. Car scratches
Some toothpaste and a soft cloth will go a long way in helping to reduce some light scratches that are on your car.
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