There are usually those unconventional yet quick solutions to common problems and to whoever sourced those solutions, we are forever grateful. So, your car headlights are foggy and a friend advises that you clean them out with a little toothpaste. Viola! the result is sparkling headlights.
The internet is a one stop shop for such solutions that are sure to leave you amazed at how you are underutilizing some of these specific and common items like toothpaste. Everyone knows toothpaste to clean teeth perfectly yet rarely do you find people thinking that maybe its contents can help with some other pain points effectively and efficiently.
Let us explore some of these unexpected uses for the teeth cleaning agent which you can try at home.
- Faded Silver
Let’s get those silver items sparkling again. Using a little toothpaste on a soft toothbrush, brush the dull item then rinse and use a soft cloth to polish until it shines. Try it!
- Car Headlights
For a safe drive, it is important to keep the headlights clean and this can be achieved cheaply. Scrub down your headlights with toothpaste and afterwards use a rag and water to wash it off. The abrasive agent in the toothpaste that cleans your teeth will wash the filth right off your lights.
- Piano Keys
Exposure to dirty human fingers and dust can get piano keys dirty so fast. These can be cleaned rather quickly by applying toothpaste to a wet cloth and cleaning the keys. It’s a quick fix that takes only a few minutes.
- White Soles
No need to frequently scrub those white shoe soles. Simply use a wet cloth with a bit of toothpaste to clean the grime off.
- Swimming Goggles.
Don’t stress about your goggles getting steamed up as you enjoy your time swimming. Apply a very thin layer of toothpaste and then wash it off then enjoy your swimming uninterrupted. It works!
- Stained Wood
What a pain it is to get rid of those coffee and wine marks using regular cleaner. A dump cloth and a little toothpaste are capable of making you enjoy your cleaning as you watch your wood restored to its glory.
From carpets to cotton clothing, toothpaste can be used to remove those stubborn stains. Rub some toothpaste into the stained area and leave for some minutes before washing out. For carpets, use the toothpaste on an abrasive brush to scrub out the stains. Avoid whitening toothpaste for colored clothing.
For your chrome-plated surfaces, toothpaste can restore the sparkle. Use a damp cloth covered with toothpaste to scour the tap.
- Iron Standard
Is the bottom for your flat iron stained from burning a piece of cloth? Don’t sweat it! Simply use toothpaste on a piece of cloth to clean it up. It’s fast!
- Screen Saver
If you are not fanatic about putting a protective film on your phone, then you probably have scratches thereon. To avoid these scratches, use a cloth with a bit of toothpaste to rub gently on the scratches. Gently wipe off any remaining paste and dry the screen. Cheap and simple.
Are you out of nail polish remover or you simply want to whiten your nail? Simply cover them with some toothpaste for a few minutes and wash after.
- Bad Smells
Are you struggling with the smell of garlic and onions on your fingers even when you wash several times over? Well, try washing them with some toothpaste and experience freshness in a few minutes.
- Stress Relief
And the most interesting of all hacks is a combination of condom and toothpaste. Beat that stress by squeezing on your very own stress reliever ball. Fill the condom with toothpaste and tie firmly by its end. Go ahead and let out all the stress by squeezing on that ball for as long as you need.