Despite its permanent place in your bathroom cabinet, toothpaste can help with cleaning more than just your teeth. In fact, toothpaste is quite handy in the entire home!
1. Deodorize Containers
Simply use it in place of dish soap while you’re washing. Toothpaste can also get rid of raunchy-smelling hands after you’ve been cooking with onions, garlic, fish, or curry.
2. Remove Water Rings
If you’re one of those people prefer every guest to use a coaster, we totally get it. But as every hostess knows, people tend to forget — and if you’re tired of wasting your breath, let them set their cups wherever and clean up later. By using a gentle rub of white, non-gel toothpaste and a soft microfiber cloth, you can easily remove water rings off of wood furniture.
3. Shine Chrome
Toothpaste has a gritty texture, which makes it perfect for shining chrome. Just apply a dime-sized amount of regular, non-gel toothpaste to a damp cloth and rub the toothpaste onto the chrome. Don’t lather it on; just give it a nice, thin, and even layer. Then buff the chrome clean with a dry cloth until it shines. This tip also works well on silverware.
4. Remove Crayon From Walls
When the kids get a little wild with the crayons, don’t panic: A bit of toothpaste will clean their creative scribbles right off the wall. Just grab a tube of non-gel toothpaste and a scrub brush, squirt the toothpaste on the wall, and start scrubbing. Once you’re finished, rinse the wall with water.