Every day that you brush your teeth, the thought probably does not cross your mind about the ability of toothpaste to clean more than your pearly whites. Toothpaste is versatile at penetrating tough stains, yet gentle enough not to damage materials. Here are some great toothpaste hacks to get you started.
1. White Sneakers
White shoes are stylish, but they can be impossible to get clean. Toothpaste mixed with some baking soda is the perfect combination to get your shoes looking like new. You can use a toothbrush or small cleaning brush to scrub away the stains gently. Wipe clean with fresh terry cloth for a fantastic result.
2. Headlight Restoration
Foggy headlights are caused by oxidation from debris and intense ultraviolet light. Toothpaste is a cheaper alternative than taking your car to an auto dealer or carwash for headlight restoration. Apply a layer of toothpaste over the headlights, and allow it to sit for about five minutes. Rinse it with water, and let it air dry. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the results.
3. Crayon Marks
The canvas for children has no limits in your household. All of the doors and walls in your house are potential landing spots for their next art masterpiece with crayons. Instead of looking for touchup paint and panicking, grab some toothpaste and a damp sponge to scrub away the marks gently. You can finish the process by wiping the wall down with a warm cloth.
4. Bathroom Fixtures
Toothpaste is a versatile cleaning product for your bathroom. Chrome sinks and showers will look like new after you scrub them with a little bit of paste. You can also clean your bathroom sinks and remove soap scum buildup away from shower doors. If you’re running low on toilet bowl cleaner, toothpaste is a great alternative to get rid of stains. Toothpaste also works wonders on the stubborn fog on your mirrors. You’ll be able to see your reflection while you brush your teeth!
Baby bottles and thermoses can be difficult to clean. Most of them cannot be run through the dishwasher, and they are challenging to clean all of the crevices. You’d be surprised that toothpaste will help you get rid of those sour smells and have your bottles looking like new. You can put some paste on your brushes instead of dish soap and scrub thoroughly.
6. Clothing Stains
Instead of buying expensive stain removal supplies, try toothpaste for tough laundry stains. Once you smear the toothpaste on the stain, rub it vigorously between your fingers. Just be careful not to get toothpaste on clean clothes because it can be challenging to get off.
If you are going to use toothpaste to clean, look for an inexpensive brand that is simple, and avoid specialized toothpastes such as gels or whiteners. Cleaning with this product can be fun and very effective. You’ll never look at that tube of toothpaste the same after trying these household hacks!