Now an adult, the only time you’d find me using toothpaste is in the morning. Because I’m compelled to. If I had all the time in the world, I’d go old school; chewing stick.
Why do I hate toothpaste so much? Because it makes me hungry. But toothpaste is suddenly my best friend because of the alternative ways it’s made my life easier around the house.
It’s a lady’s handy tool. Want to find out how? Here are 8 alternative ways you could put your toothpaste to use.
1. Chrome Cleaner
When you notice water spots all over your chrome faucets, use toothpaste gently on the chrome with a soft cloth, then rinse it off.
2. Jewelry Sparkler
There aren’t many cleaners that can make jewellery shine like toothpaste. Simply scrub them with toothpaste using a soft bristle toothbrush and rinse with water before the toothpaste hardens, then shine with a cloth.
3. Revive Headlamps
Got foggy headlamps? Clean the cover with soap and water first, then buff it with toothpaste and a polishing pad or cloth.
4. Shoe Shiner
Tired of maintaining those white bottoms on your sneakers? The easiest solution is to scrub the scuff marks with toothpaste. This method also works for dress shoes.
5. Nail Hole Filler
Am I the only one who gets irritated with nail holes on a wall? Simply apply it to the hole and wipe away the excess. Go easy with coloured walls.
6. Shower Door Revitalizer
I wish most Nigerian hotels would use this tip. To give them their original clarity, simply wipe it down with a squeeze of toothpaste on a damp cloth or sponge. For more stubborn stains, let the toothpaste sit for a while and then rinse it off.
7. Iron Cleaner
This happens to be my favourite. Tired of using razor blades to scrape off those burn stains? Heat up iron, unplug and smear across a sizable amount of toothpaste. Next use a damp cloth to wipe off the entire surface.
8. Mobile Screen Fixer
Devices without a protective screen can become scratched over time. Toothpaste can clean screens on mobile devices such as cell phones and handheld gaming consoles. Lightly rub the screen with toothpaste on a cotton cloth. Then wipe the screen clean with a second cloth.