Saturday, January 10, 2015

Toothpaste – not just for the teeth.

“One is never too old to learn new things”. I always thought that toothpaste was just for cleaning our teeth, but I just discovered that there are 24 other uses for toothpaste. - Werner

1.    Cleans diamond rings: Just squeeze a little on a toothbrush, wet the ring, scrub gently, rinse and your diamond ring should be looking sparkling new.
2.    Even out scratches on CD/DVD –If the screen freezes, take out the disc, put some toothpaste on it; scrub und clean it off.
3.    Put it on burns, right after you have been burned. It will relive the sting.
4.    Cleans silver. Toothpaste can be uses to clean any kind of silver. It really does bring out the shine of any silverware.
5.    Removes crayon from painted wall: Rub the marks with a damp rag with toothpaste. Wipe with water to get rid of the residue.
6.    Remove carpet stains: Squeeze some on the carpet stain; scrub and rinse and let it dry.
7.    Relief for insect bites. Spread some over the mosquito, flea and ant bites and you’ll feel “smoothed” and no itches.
8.    Clean your nails: Teeth and nails are made from the same material. To clean your nails squeeze some on top of a toothbrush, wet your nails and brush them thoroughly – and be amazes by the sparkle.
9.    Clean shoes: Scrubbing toothpaste with a wet toothbrush over boots, working shoes, and rubber parts of sneakers will work. It can also be used to remove scuffs.
10.    Put up posters:  You can put up posters without damaging the wall. However, avoid using it on collectors poster as it can damage the ink over time.
11.    Use to temporary seal holes: Can be used as a spackle to fill nail holes. This may sound sneaky, but you can use it before you move out of a rented apartment.
12.    Clean around the bathroom: Use it to clean shower doors and rings around bathtubs. It has abrasive so that is why it works so good.
13.    Clean you vehicle’s headlight.  Put some toothpaste in a bowel with some water. Use a buffer pad and clean off fog causes by dirt and bugs hitting them.
14.    Clean model cars. Hobbyists who collect model cars, robots and action figures can certainly use toothpaste to make them nice and shiny.
15.    Remove scratches on your watch crystal. Dab some on your watch and scrub it with tissue.
16.    Treat acne: Be very careful with this, use only once a week. Just dab a small amount on a pimple before bed, in the morning it will be dried up.
17.    Prevent fog on your swimming goggles. Just dab some on and then clean it off.
18.    Clean piano key tops.  A dab of toothpaste, a soft cloth and some rubbing  will usually clean piano key tops and turn them white again.
19.    Deodorize smelly hands. Wash your hands with a dab of toothpaste and it will remove smells like onion and other unpleasant odours.
20.    Remove scratches on glassware. Polish with a squeeze of toothpaste and your glassware will be shining in no time.
21.    Remove beach tar. Getting that black beach tar on your feet can put a crimp in your vacation, but it is easy enough to remove. Just rub it with some non-gel toothpaste and rinse.
22.    Deodorise baby bottles. Works for sour smelling baby bottles. Scrub with toothpaste and a bottlebrush and the bottle will end up clean and fresh.
23.    Cleans clothes iron. The mild abrasive in non-gel toothpaste is just the ticket to scrub the gunk of the bottom plate of your iron. Apply the toothpaste to the cold iron, scrub with a cloth and then rinse off.
24.    Remove water marks from furniture. To get rid of those telltale watermarks rings from sweating beverages. Gently rub some non-gel toothpaste on the wood with a soft cloth.
My thought for today.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. - William Arthur Ward


Theresia said...

very good to know Thank you Werner

Theresia said...

Very useful thank you Werner

Joan said...

Werner, thank you for the toothpaste handy hints. We learn something new every day.

Sonja said...

I wonder if it works with fluoride free toothpaste???

Jenny B. said...

Have always used toothpaste to clean jewelry, mate, It is the BEST cleaner!

And have also put it on mosquito bites! It works!