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16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes

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16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes

 

Toothbrushes do a fantastic job at keeping your pearly whites in tip-top shape, so it only makes sense that they’d be a great tool for cleaning other things — including some of the most frustrating spots and items in your home! Click through for fantastic ways to reuse toothbrushes, and let us know your own favorite in the comments.

You certainly don’t want someone to mistake a re-purposed toothbrush for, well, a teeth-cleaning toothbrush. You can get around that by writing its use in permanent marker on the handle.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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10:41AM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Sharing!

10:38AM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Sharing, thanks!

7:33AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013

Thanks!

6:12AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

thanks for the advice

4:54AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

Thank you for sharing this

10:28AM PDT on May 20, 2013

Thanks for great Idea

10:21AM PDT on May 17, 2013

love this!

8:53AM PDT on Apr 6, 2013

Thank you so much for these very useful tips!
We also used toothbrushes to wash our haircombs, to comb out dirt and oils accumulated between the teeth of the comb.

And of course it really comes in handy to brush some small corners of the bathrooms,cabinets.

12:23PM PDT on Mar 28, 2013

Good tips thanks Katie, I also shared.

4:27AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Great Tips. TY!

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