Toothpaste isn’t just for teeth anymore! Use these clever tips and old family secrets that allow you to utilize an old tube of toothpaste and put it to use for a variety of at-home projects.
Use a basic toothpaste without whitening or bleaching agents for household items that need repair!
Remove the Gunk!
Use toothpaste to remove chaulk or glue from paneling or old windows. It can be a hard job with a utility knife alone, and you don’t want to injure yourself when it’s as easy as using a dab or two of this everyday household item. It’s cheaper than buying a product that does the same job.
Kids love crayons and crayons apparently love white walls! Use a damp cloth and some toothpaste to gently erase marks on walls; your child can be just as creative on a piece of paper. Rinse the wall with a wet cloth and then dry completely with paper towels or a dry towel.
Note: Test a small area of the wall to be certain that the paint isn’t compromised. This tip work best on plain walls without a shiny paint element.
That blouse can be saved! Ink stains from messy pens and stains around the collar ring of a shirt can be removed if you simply apply toothpaste directly to the stained item with a little bit of water and rub the stain completely before you put it in the washing machine. Simple as that!
Love Your Leather
Boots, jackets and purses made of lush leather see some wear and tear, and scuffs are not cute. Put a touch of toothpaste on those scuffed items and rub it in with a soft cloth. Rinse with a damp cloth, and you’re all set! You can use this tip of a variety of leather items.
Unsightly bruise got you down? Apply a combination of toothpaste and body lotion to the bruised area and wrap it up with an Ace bandage before bed time. Wash the mixture off in the morning and repeat nightly until the area has improved. This speeds up the fading process for those times when you may have tripped or bumped into furniture in the house but can’t afford a bruise to show when you plan on rocking out that new skirt this coming weekend!
Looking for more DIY projects? We love transforming everyday black tees and turning shoe boxes into gorgeous wall art! How about you?