After my article on ways to use an old toothbrush I hesitated publishing this article. I know many of you thought using an old toothbrush for other jobs was gross. So I’m not sure how you are going to feel about using toothpaste on a pimple… but here we go!
Of course using toothpaste to brush your teeth is the best and most important use of toothpaste, but did you know that toothpaste has lots of other uses too? Here are just a few of the alternative uses for toothpaste.
- Clean jewelry
- Remove marker off wood
- Remove scratches from DVDs (paste not gel)
- Clean white shoes
- Zap zits
- Clean grout
- Fill in the nail holes on your wall (in a pinch)
- Get rid of Kool-Aid and popsicle stains around kids’ mouths
- Get crayon/markers off the wall
- Wash your face w toothpaste for a cool, fresh, extra-thorough clean (occasionally, not every day)
- Remove white spots off from wood when burned or something wet was left on it
- Takes off onion and garlic smells from your hands if you wash with it
- Clean mini blinds
- Wash your hands with it after cleaning fish to get rid of the smell
I tried most of these ideas with success. I have no idea how you would clean mini blinds with toothpaste, but a reader submitted it so I thought I would share it.
I know many of my deal seeking readers can find toothpaste for free or close to free with coupons, so it doesn’t hurt to find multiple uses for an item you don’t spend a lot of money on.
If you have a great toothpaste tip share it below!