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10 Nifty Ways You Can Use Old Toothbrushes Instead Of Throwing Them Away


Despite what their name says, there is more to toothbrushes than brushing teeth. Many household and beauty activities can benefit from the toothbrush’s design and its ability to affect difficult areas so instead of throwing the one you’re currently using away when it starts looking worn-out, read up on some of the radically different uses it can be put up to and apply them when the time comes.

1. Fix can openers

If your handheld can opener has stopped moving, chances are the teeth in the gears are stuck because of all the gunk that’s caught up in them. Use an old toothbrush to clean out those hard to reach spots in between the gears.


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2. Hold buns in place

Toothbrushes can serve as funky hair accessories. Instead of using chopsticks, you can pull your hair into a bun and push a toothbrush through it to keep it in place.


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3. Cleaning your Keurig

Whoever tried it knows that the coffee pod area of Keurig machines is tiny and difficult to clean. Not with an old toothbrush, though. Scrub up right in there and clean the coffee pod part of bacteria and mold so your coffee tastes way better.


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4. Toilet rim scrubber

Light a lighter under your toothbrush about an inch an a half below the bristles. Once it softens up, bend it at a 90-degree angle. Use it to scrub underneath the toilet bowl rim.



5. Bike chain scrubber

Take two toothbrushes and place them together with their bristles touching and tape them together by their handles. Place your bike chain in between the two and spin the pedals so that the chains run through the brushes.



6. Easing out splinters

Make a paste out of baking soda and water and dab it over your splinter with a toothbrush. Let it sit for a few minutes and stroke the bristles in the direction in which you want the splinter to come out.



7. Tile grout scrubber

Drill a screw through the back of a toothbrush head. Place the screw into your drill gun and clip off the handle of the toothbrush so that only the brush head remains. Dip the brush in soapy water and/or cleaning solution and use the brush on the drill to scrub your tile grout clean.


8. Fixing frayed toothbrushes

Placing a frayed toothbrush in hot water for 15 minutes will restore its bristles.


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9. Smoothing flyaways

You can spray a toothbrush with hairspray and use it to secure flyaways and smooth over your hair.


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10. Applying hair dye

Apply Hair Dye

Toothbrushes work perfectly to spread hair dye evenly and precisely throughout your hair. This approach works especially well for highlights and streaks.

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