You probably did not know that toothpaste has a whole lot of use aside from cleaning your teeth. For households that don’t have toothpaste at all, it is a shame because it is truly a handy thing to have. It is definitely muti-functional so we have compiled dozens of ways you can use toothpaste to your advantage. Keep on reading to know what they are.
CLEANING AND REMOVING STAINS
* Crayon on Your Walls
If you have a kid at home, you must know that they love to express their creativity all the time and on the most unusual places! If you have crayon marks all over your walls, don’t fret because you can just rub a damp cloth with a little bit of toothpaste to the marked up area and voila! They are all gone. Just make sure that you rinse it with a clean and damp cloth afterwards.
* Stain Removal/Carpet Cleaning
To remove stain instantly, put a little amount of toothpaste in the stained area and then scrub it using an abrasive brush. Rinse thoroughly. While doing so, you may be able to see that the rest of the carpet is dirty as well. If so, you are now dealing with a bigger problem and an application of toothpaste wont be of any help.
* Cleaning Running Shoes
Similar to the stain removal process, just scrub away especially if you have white rubber soles and then wipe it off using a damp cloth. As soon as you are done, you will be able to witness your tootsies gleam right in front of you.
* Scuffed Leather Shoes
All you have to do is put a dab of toothpaste on the scuff of your leather shoes and rub it in using a soft cloth. Rinse it after with a damp cloth and guaranteed, it would look like brand new!
* Stained Clothes
It goes without saying that because toothpaste works effectively in taking out stains on a carpet, it would work on clothes as well. Just dab the toothpaste directly unto the stained area and then rub the stained fabric together until it goes out. Rinse with water to finish off. If you still see a little stubborn patch of stain in the washed area, just repeat the process.
* Cleaning Piano Keys
A frequently used piano would have stains into the keys which means they are now of an off white or light yellow color. It is not a pretty sight to see compared to the gleaming white piano keys you get when you first had them. To bring back the brand new look of your piano, scrub the keys using a toothbrush with a little bit of toothpaste in it. Do it like how you brush your teeth. Wipe it dry afterwards using a damp cloth but never rinse it because it might cause damage to the instrument. If you follow the instructions you have just read and do it properly, you will surely be tickling ivory ivories again!
* Baby Bottles
Baby bottles tend to get a sour milk smell. Once you notice that it does, you can use toothpaste in neutralizing the odor and in cleaning the whole bottle. Dab some toothpaste to your bottle scrubber and then scrub it in. Rinse it well with water.
* Cleaning the Iron
If you have had your iron for a long time now, you know that it can get gunky. That crap apparently accumulates at the bottom edge of your plate and could transfer to your clothes which is a big problem. It could stain your favorite shirt! To avoid the entire mess, clean the bottom part of your iron with toothpaste. It has enough abrasive to do the job for you.
* Make Chrome Gleam
Do you ran out of kitchen or bathroom cleaner? Toothpaste is a good alternative. Put on a couple of pinches and then watch your taps gleam and shine!
* Scrub Those Nails
Your toenails and fingernails have the same composition as your teeth. This means that you can also clean and freshen up your fingers and toes with toothpaste so scrub it with a nail brush and you will have shiny extremities!
* Wash Watch Bands
If your watch band is way beyond repair, you shouldn’t even bother cleaning it at all. But, if it is only in need of a cleaning then you know what to do. Scrub it with toothpaste on a spare toothbrush and wipe off using a damp cloth.
Be extra careful when doing this. You might want to remove the clock piece to avoid getting it wet but only if your watch is not water resistant. If it is, you wont have any problem with the rinsing and cleaning process.
* Take Away Water Rings on Your Coffee Table
If you see offending water ring marks on your coffee table, just simply rub a little amount of toothpaste into it. Use a soft cloth while doing and then clean it off with a separate damp cloth. If you want to give it extra protection, you can finish off by giving it a brand new coat of furniture polish. This can help protect the antique table your grandma has passed down unto you. it definitely wont stain again for sure. If you don’t have furniture polish, use coasters!
* Jewelry Cleaner
If you try this even to the dullest looking piece of jewelry you have, you will be amazed as to how it would look like afterwards. The process would yield results you never thought it would! By using a spare soft toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste, you can restore the beauty of your dull jewelry that it once had!
You can also be dealing with jewelry that has a lot of grunge in it. If this is the case, coat the whole thing generously with toothpaste and let it sit for twelve hours. An alternative solution to this is by soaking it overnight in a glass of water with a generous amount of toothpaste in it. This shall do the trick. Just remember that this does not apply with pearls because it could damage its finish.
Now that you know the other essential uses of toothpaste, you wont look at it the same way again. Don’t take it for granted because aside from the things mentioned above, it still has more to offer! Toothpaste is the most versatile, effective and cheapest cleaning solution ever created!