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DIY Cleaning Hacks Using Toothpaste

We count on toothpaste to keep our teeth clean and shiny, but have you ever thought about what else toothpaste can clean? Turns out toothpaste is a powerful multi-purpose cleanser that could make life a little easier for you in a pinch.

Here are 5 cleaning hacks using toothpaste.

 1. Shine Up Your Headlights

One of toothpaste’s best-kept secrets can make your high beams brighter! Spread the paste evenly over your headlights. Scrub slowly with an old rag and watch those lights shine! To finish, rinse with water. *This doesn’t work on glass headlights, so make sure you double-check before you clean.

2. Make Shoes Sparkle

The sole of your muddy sneakers desperately need it. All you need is an old toothbrush and some non-gel toothpaste. Scrub for a few minutes, and then wipe down with a damp cloth.

3. Make Your Diamonds Dazzle

Skip the jeweler and clean your bling at-home. Use warm water and toothpaste to scrub the diamond with an old toothbrush. You stone should shine after about 1 minute of cleaning. *Do not use if your diamond has a gold setting, as toothpaste may be too abrasive.

 4. Keep Your Hands Clean

Attention, campers! When short on storage during a weekend backpack, 2 become one with toothpaste. Simply sprinkle, dab and rub your hands together. Voila! Instant deodorizer.

 5. Tough on Stains

This one works great on food and drink stains! Put non-gel toothpaste on the stain and rub fabric vigorously. Rinse with water. If needed, repeat the process a few more times until the stain is gone.

And just another reminder about toothpaste. When it comes to brushing your teeth, only a dab will do! When used appropriately, toothpaste aids in prevention against gingivitis and tooth decay — and can help keep your teeth pearly white!


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