Toothpaste can clean more than just your teeth. With its properties, it makes for an excellent DIY hack to clean your household items.
Toothpaste has calcium carbonate, hydrated silica, and baking soda, which are gentle abrasives that can help scrub away scuffs and stains. These abrasives also have a polishing effect which can remove stains from your teeth and other surfaces. A good thing is a toothpaste doesn’t stink and has flavoring agents that make the overall cleaning much more pleasant than regular chemicals.
Take a soft cloth, apply the toothpaste on it and rub it in small circles on your walls, shoes, wooden tables and other surfaces you want cleaned, and your stains will vanish! The stains could be water rings or marker stains on tables, or crayons on your walls.
Hard water spot concerns are very common and most annoying in bathrooms. Use a soft cloth with toothpaste here as well, and rub it on the chrome sink and shower fixtures. Rinse it with clean water but don’t forget to dab dry with another cloth because water drops will leave spots.
Take a damp cleaning sponge and apply some toothpaste on it, remove all scum buildup on shower doors and glass separations and enclosures. Now take a wet cloth and wipe the surface once, before buffing dry.
Take equal ratios of toothpaste and baking soda (we suggest one tablespoon) and add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply it to the stains on your sneakers, and use a soft-bristled brush if things need a little more scrubbing. Now take a damp cloth (not too wet) and wipe off the paste. Let your sneakers air dry and voila! Your shoes will look brand new.
Take a microfiber cloth, put some toothpaste on it and rub the phone screen gently. Now wipe off the paste with a clean, damp cloth and you have an easy fix to remove the cloudy screens of your phones! Be careful here, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a common ingredient in toothpaste and may cause skin irritation making existing acne worse. So skip this hack if you have active acne.
To remove tarnish from silver jewelry and silverware, do this: apply toothpaste directly on the surface and let it stay for 5 – 10 minutes. Buff using a microfiber cloth, wash and dry your items well.
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