Contrary to urban legend, toothpaste isn't a magic cure for a pesky pimple
you want gone by morning. But it can take the itch and inflammation out of a mosquito bite
So often, we go looking for new products to solve our new problems. But toothpaste is one of those old standby's that has multiple uses around a home. In most cases, a white non-gel toothpaste works best, and as always, test a small corner out first to make sure you aren't ruining one of your favorite possessions.
Got an old piano? Clean up those ivories with a little toothpaste on an old toothbrush, then wipe clean with a damp cloth. This works for newer, plastic keys as well. Also works well on silver and chrome.
A household pet peeve: That gunk that builds up on the bottom of the iron, then rubs off on your clothes. Use some toothpaste on a (cool!) iron, scrub off with a rag, then rinse completely.
College kids are savvy to this trick: When you're short on spackle, simply fill a nail hole with toothpaste, let it dry, then paint right over it.
Tired of tape marks on your walls? Hang your kids' artwork or small posters with just a dab of toothpaste in each corner. When you're ready to take it down, the toothpaste will clean up with water. Reviving Your Favorite Possessions
CDs are so delicate, they often get small scratches on them. Try cleaning them with a little toothpaste and see if you can't get your favorite song to stop skipping. Start in the center and work in a straight line to the outside.
Got a grubby ring and no jewelry cleaner in the house? Grab an old toothbrush and a little toothpaste and scrub away. Once you rinse, that diamond will be gleaming.
Color your hair at home? Here's a quick fix for those "oops" stains on your skin. Rub a little toothpaste on the stain and gently scrub. The toothpaste contains just enough abrasive to rub the stain out.
Get the smudges out of your shoes by rubbing on a little toothpaste, then buffing off with a soft cloth.
Do you use toothpaste in a fun or creative way? Share you ideas with us!
Hey, why not make your own toothpaste? Watch this video for instructions, then apply to the uses above!