We all use toothpaste every day to clean our teeth, but did you know it is also a great cleaner for many things around the house? Here are some of our favourite ways to use toothpaste, feel free to add your own!
1. Clean your white shoes
There is nothing more annoying than getting stains on your good white shoes. Use a whitening toothpaste and a brush and scrub at the stain with a little water and wipe off with a damp cloth, voila!
2. Clean your iron
Irons get build up like the best of them so using a non-gel toothpaste to gently remove gunk is really effective. Make sure the iron isn’t on, though!
3. Polish your diamond rings
Who needs expensive ring cleaners when you have toothpaste? Simply put it on a brush, rub gently and wipe off.
4. Get crayon off the walls
You love them but sometimes the grandkids can make a whole lot of mess, some of it hard to get rid of. If they’ve left crayon on your wall, grab some toothpaste and a scrubbing brush and it will disappear in no time.
5. Remove ink or lipstick stains
Everyone dreads having to remove lipstick or ink from their shirts but it does happen from time to time. An effective way to remove the stain is to rub whitening toothpaste on the stain and then rinse and pop into the wash with stain remover as normal.
6. Prevent foggy mirrors
We all love a hot shower but it can be frustrating trying to see yourself in the mirror when it keeps fogging up. To prevent this, all you need to do is coat the mirror with toothpaste and wipe it off.
7. Shine bathroom and kitchen stainless
Don’t waste money on a special stainless steel cleaner – you have one in your bathroom already. Polish the paste on with a dry cloth and wipe away to reveal shiny steel!
8. Clean headlights
If you’ve noticed your headlights are a bit dim, it could be because they are really dirty. They’re outside all day so they should get as much attention as the rest of the car. Remove the covers and rub the dirt off with a basic, homebrand toothpaste. The cheaper the better as the more expensive ones can leave streaks.
Run out of nail polish? No worries: you can use a dab of toothpaste and a nail buffer to shine your nails – they look great!
10. DVDs and CDs
If you have tiny scratches on a CD, pop a bit of cheap toothpaste on and rub gently…it will remove the marks. If there’s any residue, wipe over with a damp cloth and dry.
Do you have any other toothpaste tips? What’s your favourite and what works best for you? Tell us below!