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The 18 Most Incredible Toothpaste Lifehacks

Most of us never think of our toothpaste beyond how white and bright it can make our smile. Listen up, there are so many other incredible things you can do with this common household item. Guaranteed that some of these will have you shaking your head in amazement, and running for your tube of toothpaste. One thing to note: the hacks listed will work with only plain white toothpaste.

#18 Carpet stain removal

 

Any stain can easily be removed from your carpet simply by applying a bit of toothpaste to the stained area. Use  a cloth or sponge to scrub the area and then rinse with clear water. Vacuum once the carpet is dry.

#17 Clean those crayon marked walls

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If the aspiring artist in your family has chosen your walls as his or her canvas, don’t despair. Add a small amount of toothpaste to a damp cloth. Then rub it on the stains, and they should disappear quickly and easily. To remove any residue rinse clean with warm water.

#16 Clean your jewelry

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From gold chains to diamond rings, make all of your jewelry sparkle with toothpaste.  Just dampen a cloth or old  toothbrush (works best) and add just a touch of toothpaste. Scrub your jewelry gently and then rinse warm water.

#15 Get Rid of Scuff Marks

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Toothpaste gets rid of scuff marks on shoes, vinyl flooring, or pretty much anything else in your home. Simply add toothpaste to a  damp cloth with, or if you’re cleaning your shoes, use an old toothbrush to scrub away the grime and scuff marks.

#14  Remove Clothing Stains

Toothpaste can remove lipstick stains, ink, and even grass stains from your clothes. Cover the stain well with some toothpaste and then fold the fabric over and rub vigorously. Rinse with warm water and then launder the garment as usual.

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#13 Clean the Refrigerator Seal

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Your refrigerator door seal can get extremely dirty, and it can be very difficult to clean. Make your refrigerator sparle like new again by simply adding  some toothpaste to a small brush and scrub away the grime. Your refrigerator sparkle like new.

#12 Rid your Car’s Headlights of Grime

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Dirty headlights can make it hard for you to see when driving. Fill a bowl with warm water, add a dab of toothpaste and use a buffer pad to get rid of the dirt and grime. Voila! Your headlights will be doing the job they were made for…helping you see when driving!

#11 Get Rid of Those Pesky Odors in Your Car

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Instead of purchasing a commercial odor eliminator, which sometimes don’t smell all that great, use toothpaste. It’s an excellent odor eliminator, and works wonders in cars. Place toothpaste in a paper towel (amount about the size of a quarter), and fold the paper towel in half. Simply place it in your car, and the sodium bicarbonate in the toothpaste will give you a fantastic smelling car.

#10 Deodorize Your Hands

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Lots of daily chores can make your hands smelly; think chopping onions or garlic. Rub a bit of toothpaste on your hands, rinse it off, and no more smelly hands!

#9 Use a Dab of Toothpaste to Style Your Hair

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Did you know that  toothpaste contains some of the same ingredients as hair gel? Next time your facing a bad hair day try a dab or two. The toothpaste won’t damage your hair, and it rinses away easily.

#8 Relief for Burns and Bites

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Eucalyptus is a main ingredient in toothpaste, and it provides a cooling sensation that works wonders for taking away the sting and burn. Just rub a small amount on the affected area, and you’ll have almost instant relief.

#7 Rid Yourself of Nasty Acne

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You don’t need expensive acne treatments. Cover your acne with a small amount of toothpaste before going to bed, and you should see a major improvement by morning. The toothpaste dries up the acne, and as an added bonus will leave you with smoother skin.

#6 Make Your Iron Shine

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If your iron plate is looking like it’s seen better days, add a bit of toothpaste to a soft cloth and rub over the iron plate. Rinse with warm water to get rid of any residue.

#5  Deodorize the Dog

Dogs find plenty of smelly things to play with. The next time your four legged friend gets into something smelly, just wet down his coat with water and rub in     some toothpaste. Massage the dog’s coat for five minutes or so, and then rinse him clean. He will smell wonderfully clean and fresh.

#4 Polish and Shine Your Fine Silver 

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If you have silver cutlery or maybe your Grandmother’s silver teapot , you can use toothpaste to keep them polished and looking like they are brand new. Just dab a bit on a soft cloth and rub the silver. Simply rinse in warm water when you’re finished.

#3 Defog Your Mirrors

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Eliminate the mirror fog in your bathroom before you shower. Spread a small amount of toothpaste onto the mirror and wipe with a clean cloth. The toothpaste works as a defogger, preventing your mirror from fogging up during your hot shower.

#2 Fix Small Holes in Your Walls

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Spread toothpaste over the damage, and whenever it’s dry sand it down. You can even repaint over the toothpaste.

#1 Remove Water Marks From Wooden Furniture and Floors

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If you have trouble getting people to use coasters and your furniture has water marks, you can use a bit of toothpaste to remove them. Just rub toothpaste onto your wood furniture with a soft cloth and then wipe clean. You can use furniture polish afterwards to really give it a shine.

Toothpaste is so much more than just a whitener for your teeth. Try these toothpaste hacks at home today. 

 

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