The Cleaning Lady

7 uses for toothpaste – beyond cleaning teeth

The Cleaning Lady loves using using natural or common household products for other uses – I’ve written blogs and using vinegar, lemons, and baking soda to clean your house. Toothpaste is another miracle worker. It can clean shoes, walls, polish jewelry, you name it. The key is you need to use the traditional white paste kind of toothpaste – don’t try the gel variety or you will have a giant mess. Here are just some of the ways you can use toothpaste beyond brushing your teeth:

  1. Rub into scuffed shoes with a clean dry soft cloth and wipe off with a damp clean cloth.
  2. Wipe crayon marks off the wall by applying with a clean cloth and rubbing off with a damp one.
  3. Clean piano keys by applying toothpaste with a toothbrush and wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  4. Clean your chrome facets and drains with toothpaste on a toothbrush. Rinse.
  5. Clean jewelry by using a soft tooth brush, rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
  6. You can quickly fill a nail or other small hole in your wall if you’re out of spackle. Fill the hole with toothpaste and let dry.
  7. Get rid of water rings on wood by rubbing toothpaste into the mark, rubbing off excess with a soft cloth, let dry and apply furniture polish.

I also have heard of using toothpaste as a pimple, cold sore, and insect sting remedy. Did we miss anything?


8 Responses to “7 uses for toothpaste – beyond cleaning teeth”

  1. Cheryl says:

    I joined the USAF in 1979, as a Dental Assistant and being stationed in GE, we did not have Lowe’s and other hardware stores. We learned early on the uses for toothpaste and filling holes in walls. Also, while in Basic Training this is what we used to get the scuff marks off the floors. It is abrasive so use only a pea size for brushing.

  2. wanda says:

    also take scratches of cds

  3. dryadiri says:

    Rachel hi,been wathing your programs on tv here in Nigeria and I think it’s both entertaining and enlightening.I don’t know if you’ve thought of enlightening the world on some of Nigeria’s wonderful food heritage.That would be awesome.Keep up the good work.

  4. Carolyn says:

    My parents cleaned their Amarican Ranch Oak livingroom set with a tooth paste and a toot brush …It took off all the grime that is left on the arms of the sofa and tables from the human hands …….The furnature looked like new when they finished……..

  5. cheryl says:

    toothpaste takes blood out of clothes

  6. Laura says:

    I have also heard that toothpaste is a good remedy for cold sores and sun spots on aging skin

  7. Elaine says:

    As a mother of 4 boys–a small tube of Aquafresh was always in my purse to combat ANT bites.The mouth freshener is an antihistamine so it really does the trick when you’re at the park or a playground.

  8. Jo Dubbs says:

    I have heard of and tried and trust n=mod=st all of these

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