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16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes

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1. Clean Tile. The tile in my bathroom is of that wonderful “never looks clean no matter what what you do” variety. That is, until I used a toothbrush on it. It works wonders in the way a mop or a sponge never have.

2. Clean Those Hard-to-Reach Nooks and Crannies. There’s about a quarter inch gap between my stove and kitchen counter. Stuff gets stuck there all the time, and the only thing small enough to clean it up is a toothbrush. I’m sure you can think of plenty of spots around your house that could benefit from a nice toothbrush cleaning.

3. Clean Sinks. A toothbrush is just small enough to be a great tool for cleaning up all of that slimy grossness around your faucet and drain.

4. Clean Sliding Doors & Shower Tracks. Gunk often builds up on shower tracks and sliding doors. Toothbrushes are a great remedy for that!

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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


10:38AM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Sharing, thanks!

7:33AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013


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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