7 uses for an old toothbrush

7 uses for an old toothbrush

If it’s been three months, it’s time to say goodbye to your toothbrush. But before you toss it in the trash, check out these creative ways to repurpose an old toothbrush.

  1. Clean the grout in your kitchen or bathroom. Just load up the brush with baking soda, or soak the head in bleach before you begin.
  2. Apply hair dye. A toothbrush is just the right tool for adding a streak of color or touching up those roots.
  3. Get between the keys of your computer keyboard. Hate the dust and grime coating the sides of your keys? Run a toothbrush between the keys. Use a dry or slightly damp toothbrush, tilting the keyboard at an angle so that the dislodged dust falls out, not in.
  4. Freshen up a comb. Combs have “teeth” too, and they accumulate oil and dust over time. Load up a toothbrush with soap (or toothpaste) and scrub away the gunk.
  5. Remove crayon. Got crayon marks on the walls? Just “brush” the wall with toothpaste, and the stains will disappear.
  6. Shine your soles. Dirt and pebbles can easily wedge their way into the bottoms of your shoes. Not to worry: The head of a toothbrush is the perfect size to brush away the filth.
  7. Start painting! The bristles of a toothbrush can be perfect for splattering speckles of color on a canvas or adding texture to your strokes.

Published: April 2016

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