5 More Things To Do with Toothpaste
Get that extra tube out and start cleaning like a pro with these awesome new uses for toothpaste.
Did you know the Greeks and Romans would make concoctions mixed with crushed bones and oyster shells to create their own toothpastes? Fortunately modern toothpastes are more reliant on abrasives and fluoride for their cleaning kick, but they have many uses beyond polishing your teeth. Here are five awesome ways you can use toothpaste around the home:
NOTE: These uses are for toothpaste, not gel. Important difference here, folks!
2. Prevent Bathroom Mirrors from Fogging
Ouch! You cut yourself shaving and it’s no wonder – you can’t see your face clearly in that fogged-up bathroom mirror. Next time, coat the mirror with non-gel toothpaste and wipe it off before you get in the shower. When you get out, the mirror won’t be fogged.
3. Shine Bathroom and Kitchen Chrome
They make commercial cleaners with a very fine abrasive designed to shine up chrome, but if you don’t have any handy, the fine abrasive in non-gel toothpaste works just as well. Just smear on the toothpaste and polish with a soft, dry cloth.
4. Remove Crayon from Walls
If children leave crayon marks on your walls, roll up your sleeves and grab a tube of non-gel toothpaste and a rag or, better yet, a scrubbing brush. Squirt the toothpaste on the wall and start scrubbing. The fine abrasive in the toothpaste will rub away the crayon every time. Rinse the wall with water.
5. Clean the Bathroom Sink
Non-gel toothpaste works as well as anything else to clean a bathroom sink. Squirt some into the sink, scrub with a sponge and rinse it out. As a bonus, the toothpaste will get rid of any smells emanating from the drain trap.
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