Surprising house cleaning uses for toothpaste
Category: House Cleaners
The Daily Mail has put together a list of unexpected uses for toothpaste, and you might want to give some of them a go, if only to find out whether they really do work or not.
Cleaning your trainers
Apparently, if you smear some toothpaste over the scuff marks on your white trainers before wiping the area clean with a cloth or towel, they will magically disappear.
It works on both leather and rubber, so can make your trainers look brand new again. You might need to scrub the toothpaste in gently with an old toothbrush to remove stubborn scuffs.
Removing crayon marks
If you have small children you've probably come across this problem on a number of occasions. Little ones like to draw on everything except the paper you've provided, but toothpaste can be a lifesaver.
It's claimed that by wiping a little bit onto the crayon marks on your walls and rubbing gently with a rag, you can get rid of the mess. Just make sure your toothpaste has a slightly abrasive texture.
There's no need to spend money on fancy polishes for your silverware, as toothpaste will do the job just as well, or so it's believed. Try it yourself and see.
Just rub the paste onto your jewellery and other silver items and then rinse off the residue with cold water to make it sparkle. You can achieve the same effect on chrome in your bathroom and kitchen.
There are some other ways to clean with toothpaste - or so we're told - that aren't featured in the Daily Mail's list. These include removing ink stains from fabric and watermarks from furniture.
Toothpaste can even be used to clean the bottom plate of your iron and to shine up ivory keys on a piano. Who'd have thought that toothpaste could be one of the most versatile home cleaners?
Posted by Toni Tsocheva