He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Toothpaste isn’t just for teeth anymore, oh, no. You can use it for loads of jobs all over your home, from your kitchen sink to your bedroom mirror!
Tip: make sure you’re using white non-gel toothpaste, and always test on a small area first.
1. Mirrors: put a layer of toothpaste on your mirrors and you’ll find that they stop fogging up. (This works on goggles, too!)
2. Carpets: get rid of stains by applying toothpaste, scrubbing and rinsing.
3. Chrome sinks: taps looking scuffed? Apply toothpaste to a cloth and wipe away. It’ll be shining in minutes.
4. Oven: got some nasty patches of burnt food? Apply toothpaste, commit to some hard scrubbing, rinse, and watch the stains disappear.
5. Soap scum: if your shower or sink has started to collect soap scum, squirt on some toothpaste, leave it for a few minutes, then rinse it off.
6. Crayon marks: if you’ve got crayon on your walls, put some toothpaste on a damp cloth. The crayon should wipe straight off.
7. Water rings: put toothpaste on a damp cloth. Wipe the water marks, and watch them vanish. Wipe down the area with a dry cloth afterwards.
8. Stainless steel: including tops of cookers, and pots and pans. Rub a little bit of toothpaste on a damp cloth, then clean off any bits that are stuck to the stainless steel. (If you do use toothpaste on your eating equipment, though, make sure you rinse it thoroughly, or else your next meal will be mintier than you expected!
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If you do try out any of the uses featured in this article, we recommend doing so on a very small test area first, and that you use only white non-gel toothpaste.