What do you use toothpaste for? Cleaning your teeth? That’s all? Amateur! Toothpaste has so many other uses, as proven by these incredible life hacks!
The Internet is a wonderful place, indeed. Where else would you find so many life hacks? Life would be much more difficult without the shortcuts provided by the nice people online who are here to help, dear.
So, toothpaste. Here is a list of things you can accomplish by using this simple, yet multipurpose, medium. Who would’ve thought?
1. Shine that silver!
You’ve tried boiling it and scrubbing it with ash, but your silverware is still tarnished. The solution? Toothpaste! Rub a little on it, and your silver will look as good as new in no time.
2. Clean your headlights
Apparently, the abrasive material contained in toothpaste is good for cleaning not only silver, but all sorts of stuff. Like your car headlights, for example.
3. Polish the piano keys
Another thing you can restore to its former glory thanks to the mighty toothpaste are your piano keys. All you need to do is scrub them carefully using a wet cloth and a little toothpaste.
4. Purge your soles
There’s nothing worse than grimy white shoes! Luckily, this problem is easily fixed. You just need a cloth and… you guessed it: some toothpaste!
5. Running out of steam
Don’t you hate it when your swimming goggles steam up when you go swimming? Me too, which is why I was over the moon when I found out that coating them with a thin layer of toothpaste will prevent this from happening. Wash the toothpaste before using the goggles, however – otherwise you won’t be able to see anything anyway. Silly.
6. Knock on wood
It appears that simple toothpaste works better than table cleaner when it comes to cleaning your table. Strange… Anyway, you can use it to remove those nasty wine or coffee marks.
Toothpaste can be used on clothes too. It works wonders on all kinds of stains, whether it’s lipstick or ketchup. Put a little toothpaste on the affected area, gently rub it in and let it rest for a few minutes. Wash it off and the stain is gone! Just be careful: don’t use whitening toothpaste on colored clothing.
8. Tap that!
If your chrome-plated surfaces start looking less shiny than they used to, it’s time for toothpaste! You have sparkly taps once again with almost no effort whatsoever!
9. Iron out the kinks
Cloth + toothpaste = miracles. It works for the bottom of the iron, as well.
10. Scratch this
Scratches on your phone? Not anymore. At least not after you use toothpaste! Carefully rub a small amount with a piece of cloth on the scratches on your screen. Wipe it off. Carefully. There you go. Done.
11. All fingers and thumbs
Toothpaste can clean anything, even your fingernails. Leave them covered in toothpaste for a few minutes, then wash them. Super simple stuff.
12. What’s that smell?
Anyone who’s ever cooked knows how hard it is to wash the smell of onions and garlic off your fingers. How hard it was, because using toothpaste removes the unpleasant odor without any difficulty.
13. Stress, stress, go away!
All that stress is not good for you. You need to relax. And here to help you do that is… toothpaste? How would that work, you wonder? Well, just get a condom… no, no, hear me out… get your mind out of the gutter! As I was saying, get a condom and fill it with toothpaste. Now you have your very own, homemade stress reliever ball!
That last one takes the cake, though – it is a pretty damn strange way to use toothpaste, I’ll admit it. You might as well invest in a real, proper-like stress ball. They’re not that expensive.