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16 Surprising Uses for Toothbrushes

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5. Clean a Keyboard. Keyboards are one of the most frustrating things to clean. Get them into tip-top shape with the help of a (dry!) toothbrush.

6. Clean the Blinds & Window Screens. Toothbrushes are an excellent tool for cleaning these delicate areas. No damage here!

7. Clean the Car. We’re not talking a full body detail here. Rather, use a toothbrush to clean up your car’s interior: all the knobs and buttons, the parking break, the cupholders, etc.

8. Clean Carpet Spots. If you have a particularly troublesome spot on your carpet, apply whatever cleaner you’re using (following the given directions) and scrub it with a toothbrush. The bristles do wonders on pesky stains.

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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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