Clever uses for a toothbrush
The humble toothbrush can be used for so much more than cleaning your teeth.
Next time it’s time to replace your toothbrush, instead of throwing the old one away, try repurposing it instead. Here’s some of our favourite clever hints and tips for your toothbrush.
Clean your keyboard
Give your computer keyboard a quick tidy and brush between keys with the help of a dry toothbrush.
Clean tile grout
A small toothbrush head is perfect for helping to polish the grout between bathroom and kitchen tiles. Spray with your usual cleaner then scrub well with a toothbrush.
Clean the toaster
Unplug your toaster and make sure it is completely cool, then use a clean, dry toothbrush to rub down the grates and remove any crumbs that may be sticking.
Remove stains from laundry
A toothbrush is a brilliant tool to gently scrub clothing with stain remover before putting into the wash. This works on carpets, too!
Make your eyebrows look fuller
This simple trick is popular with professional makeup artists working on set. You can tame brows by combing them with a toothbrush, or brush upwards to achieve a fuller look.
Clean your trainers
Keeping white trainers white can be a challenge, but toothpaste and an old toothbrush works wonders to help clean the rubber around the soles and toe. Scrub thoroughly and then wipe away any toothpaste to help keep them looking good as new.
Polish a wrought iron gate
Intricate wrought iron gates look beautiful but can be challenging to keep clean. A toothbrush and some warm soapy water will help you clean those hard-to-reach spaces.
Clean your cheese grater
Cheese graters can be notoriously difficult to clean, particularly on the inside. A toothbrush with some washing up liquid can make light work of this job.
Do you know any clever uses for an old toothbrush? Share your wisdom in the comments below!
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