Toothpaste is amazing at cleaning your teeth. After all, this is what it was created for. However, like other common household products, toothpaste has more than one use. This household staple has some unexpected uses that go way beyond your bathroom cabinets. The humble little tube holds a mild abrasive that can clean plaque from teeth, as well as dirt, grime, and grease. While it’s not your most conventional cleaner, it can be just as effective as most store-bought ones. Plus, it comes in handy if you don’t have some of your regular cleaning products easily available. Toothpaste is cheap, effective, and readily available. Today we will show some unexpected things you can clean with toothpaste.
This household staple has some unexpected uses that go way beyond your bathroom cabinets
Things You Can Clean With Toothpaste
When thinking about cleaning supplies, toothpaste probably wouldn’t come to mind first, yet you will be surprised to learn how many uses it has around the house. From cleaning grease to scrubbing dirt off of kitchen tiles, you will be intrigued to learn all the useful ways, this common household item can come in handy. We know it sounds too good to be true but hey, if you don’t believe us try for yourself. Just make sure to use white toothpaste. This means no gel toothpaste, colored toothpaste, or charcoal toothpaste. So, grab your toothpaste, and let’s go scrub off some grime.
Just make sure to use plain old white toothpaste
#Remove soap scum
It’s no surprise how quickly soap scum tends to build up around the bathroom and kitchen. You can spot it in the skin, on the doors of the shower, on the tiles, and around the fixtures. On the bright side, you have the solution sitting right above the sink! Toothpaste can remove that nasty soap scum in a jiffy. Simply squeeze out some toothpaste on a damp sponge or cloth and scrub away the scum with a bit of pressure. Then rinse the cloth or sponge and wipe away any excess toothpaste or leftover soap scum.
You can easily get rid of soap scum with toothpaste
Who knew your headlights could benefit from a cleaning with toothpaste? If your headlights are looking dull and foggy, it’s time to give them a good scrub and bring them back to their former glory. With toothpaste, you can polish them back to brand new, or at least nearly new. Take a bit of toothpaste on a damp sponge and rub your headlight in a circular motion vigorously. This will remove all the dirt, tar, and insects that are stuck to your headlights. The toothpaste will also help buff out any pesky scratches. To finish get a clean, damp cloth and clean off any excess paste.
Who knew your headlights could benefit from a cleaning with toothpaste?
#Clean marker and crayon stains
If you’ve accidentally gotten marker or crayon on a hard surface like a wall, the floor, or wooden furniture, don’t fret! Unless you want to keep the artwork as a memory, you can easily get some toothpaste and get rid of the marks. Simply squeeze some toothpaste on your finger, apply a thin swipe to the marked area, and working with a damp cloth in a circular motion rub it in. This should lift the stain in no time.
Say goodbye to marker and crayon stains
#Remove screen scratches
Screens get scratched pretty easily. Even if you are extra careful it can still happen from time to time. However, this doesn’t mean your screen is ruined. Small scratches can easily be eliminated with a bit of toothpaste. You will need a small dab of toothpaste on your fingertip. Then buff out the scratches gently. Use a barely damp microfiber cloth to remove any excess cleaner.
Small scratches can easily be eliminated with a bit of toothpaste
You can use toothpaste to polish the chrome fixtures around the house. This goes for the sinks, showers, and handles. A pea-sized amount of toothpaste on a soft cloth will do wonders to polish them. Just rub the paste in small circles and then rinse them off. Finally, buff with a dry cloth. This will help remove the watermarks and leave them looking shiny and new.
You can use toothpaste to polish the chrome fixtures around the house
#Clean hot tools
The iron and other hot tools, like hair straighteners and curling irons, tend to develop a sticky, dark, gummy buildup over time. This is normal, however, it can cause stains and make the tools less effective. That’s why it is best to clean it off with some toothpaste. Rubbing some paste with a cloth on the tools can help lift all the gunk. After you’ve rubbed off the dirt, simply wipe away any residue from the paste with a clean, slightly damp cloth.
Rubbing some paste with a cloth on the tools can help lift all the gunk
White sneakers are really stylish. Well, as long as they stay white. If your beloved white shoes or the rubber trim has started to darken, it’s time to take action! Take a tablespoon of toothpaste, a tablespoon of baking soda, a tablespoon of water, and an old brush. Then mix everything together into a solution. Dip the toothbrush into the solution and scrub away!
If your beloved white shoes or the rubber trim has started to darken, it’s time to take action
These are some of the unexpected things you can clean with toothpaste. We hope you found this article interesting. Now you can start cleaning these items with toothpaste and watch them shine like never before.
These are some of the unexpected things you can clean with toothpaste