When it comes to oral hygiene, we all know toothpaste is a daily essential for every single person. However, did you know that toothpaste has loads of other amazing uses that are not just limited to giving us perfect pearly whites? Surprisingly, toothpaste is a versatile item that has been proven to be one of the best cleaning agents around the house. Best of all, it will now be saving you so much money. Want to know how? Keep reading to find out how ordinary toothpaste can simplify your life in an instant.
Whiten Piano Keys
Vintage, old looking pianos are now a thing of the past. But if you’re sentimental piano is looking quite old and grubby there’s absolutely no need to toss it out. In order to get your piano looking as good as new, gently buff the white piano keys with a thin layer of white toothpaste. Within no time you will see the yellows keys turn as white as the moonlight. Make sure to dry the keys properly before you begin playing your favorite melody.
Clean Your Headlights
We all know about that annoying foggy film that builds up on a car’s headlights over time. Have considered selling your car after trying everything under the sun to get the headlights clean? Before you do that, we have the ultimate solution for you. All it takes is a squeeze of toothpaste onto a cloth or sponge, carefully rub the paste all over your headlights. In a jiffy, the toothpaste will diminish the grime, leaving your headlights looking sparkling clean and clear. There’s no longer a need to waste money on fancy car cleaning kits.
One of the most difficult parts of owning expensive silver jewelry or your great-grandmother’s antique silverware is the fact that you need to maintain the items. Naturally, over time these things stop looking as shiny as they did on the day you first got them. However, there’s no need to pay for any expensive, professionally cleaning. All you need is…toothpaste! Use a small amount of toothpaste and gently polish your jewelry or silverware, afterwards wipe thoroughly with a clean cloth. Before your very eyes, you’ll notice the impressive change.
Woken up to a few pimples all over your face? Need to get rid of them asap? Forget all those expensive acne treatments….just grab your toothpaste. Studies have suggested that plain white toothpaste actually works best. Dapping just a small amount of toothpaste onto your spots right before you head off to bed and as soon as you wake up in the morning, should really help you see major improvements to your skin. Wondering how exactly it works? Well, the toothpaste actually dries up the pimple and leaves you with smoother skin. Even some of our favorite celebs rely on this great hack.
Remove Coffee Stains
You have to agree, the toothpaste cleaning hacks we’ve included on our list are close to life-changing. But wait until you see this one! There’s nothing worse than your favorite mug that has those annoying coffee or tea stains that you cant get rid of, right? If so, you should turn to the good ol toothpaste! Simply give the mug a good scrub with some toothpaste and an old toothbrush. Then wash the mug out as you would normally, and voila good as new!
Clean Your Iron
Does your iron no longer look smooth and spotless? We have a simple solution for you to get rid of all that grime and stubborn burn marks. Smear a small amount of toothpaste onto the affected area of the iron. Let it sit for approximately 1 to 1 and a half minutes before using a damp cloth to wipe off the excess toothpaste. The toothpaste actually acts as a mild abrasive for removing any unwanted muck on your iron.
Revive White Shoes
Everyone loves to own a good pair of white sneakers, but after wearing them just a couple of times you may realize that your purchase wasn’t exactly the best idea. However, luckily with the aid of toothpaste, you won’t have to worry about walking around in dirty ‘white’ shoes. All you need is an old toothbrush and a dap of toothpaste. Brush the toothpaste in circular motions on the dirty area, then let it stand for roughly 10-15 minutes. Next, use a damp towel to wipe off the toothpaste. And you have yourself sparling, as good as new sneakers.
Fix Small Cellphone Scratches
The next toothpaste hack is so simply incredible. All you need to do is dab a small amount of toothpaste onto a soft cloth or onto a q tip. Next, gently rub it on to the cracked or scratched screen in circular motions until you slowly see the scratches disappear. After this, make sure to wipe away any excess toothpaste off your screen. Trust us, you’ll be saving 1000s of dollars!
Remove Carpet Stains
Struggling to get those nasty stains out of your carpet and don’t have the budget to get them professionally cleaned. Whether it’s pet stains, coffee, wine, or any other stand, have no fear, we’ve got you covered! All you need to do is squeeze a bit of toothpaste onto the stained area and then rub it with a cloth or sponge. After 5 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water. Who would’ve thought that toothpaste can get rid of the toughest stains?