Surprising Uses of Toothpaste

Surprising Uses of Toothpaste

There are so many household items with dual uses. You probably already know some of them but you definitely don’t know them all. Here are some excellent options to have around to get rid of the dirt, keep your home fresh and even clean the stains out of clothes! Toothpaste is one of those great options with this many uses.

cleaning-wallToothpaste for Cleaning Walls

Baking soda isn’t the only home product that will clean everything. Toothpaste does too. It’s perfect for cleaning the walls and even tile floors. You don’t need a lot and it can be used directly on the areas.

When you see it at work on your walls, you’ll start to wonder just how good it is on your teeth!

flea-bitesSoothing the Annoying Bug Bites

Bug bites are so annoying, aren’t they? They itch and start to get painful when they swell. Depending on the bite, it can take days, if not weeks, to finally heal.

You can speed up that process and ease the itching with a drop of toothpaste. It can be used anywhere that you have a bite and even on those that have blistered, unlike some of the over-the-counter creams.

toothpaste-cleaning-jewelleryMake Your Jewellery Shine

Dull jewellery is often considered no longer of value. You could take it to a professional but they charge so much. Did you know that toothpaste can help you out? It’s great on all types of jewellery; gold, silver, white gold and even cheaper options like titanium.

Use a soft brush on the different items, whether you have rings, charms or chains that you need to clean. The only jewellery you can’t use this on is pearls (or other delicate items).

wall-painting-childRemove the Crayon Masterpieces from the Walls

You’re looking at the doors or walls that your children have scribbled on. Should you repaint the walls or leave it as a constant reminder not to leave toddlers unattended? Neither!

Toothpaste is perfect for getting through the waxy layers and removing the crayon from the walls. You just need a rag to rub into the area to get the colour off and the reminder will be gone.

GarlicRemove the Smell of Garlic

After cutting garlic, onions and other smelly foods, it is left on your fingers for hours. You can quickly remove that by putting a bit of toothpaste on your fingers. You will soon find that you have the minty fresh smell.

You don’t need a lot on your fingers to get rid of that annoying garlicky smell.

post-it-wall-notesHang Your Artwork or Notes

If you rent, you will see that most landlords don’t want blue tac marks on the walls. If you own your home, you may not want the blue tac stains afterwards.

This can be difficult for posting notes or hanging posters, especially if you don’t want the holes from the drawing pins either.

Toothpaste is your option! This is adhesive once it has dried and doesn’t leave any marks—well, marks that can’t be removed!

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