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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Alternative Uses - Toothpaste

Last week Maxwell had a fun session of drawing on our walls with crayon. As a parent I was horrified, horrified that he had actually drawn on the walls and horrified as I had no clue how to remove it. I was panicked that I would have to spend money out on redecorating however my mum suggested for me to use toothpaste and fortunately it removed the crayon stains. This meant I did not go out and spend money on paint to redecorate at the wall looked as good as new. Soon after the incident it got me thinking what else is toothpaste good for.


1. To remove toothpaste off walls you need to use a non-gel toothpaste. Simply apply a little toothpaste to a damp cloth and start scrubbing the wall in circular motions. Go on to apply a little more if the stain is not shifting. Slowly rinse off the wall with water. If the marks have not completely gone let the wall dry and retry cleaning the marks off.

2. Ben has many pairs of shoes however sometimes he struggles to get marks and stains off them. Occasionally he turns to using toothpaste to remove the stains. All he does is dab a little toothpaste on to his shoes and rubs at the mark/stain. If the stain only fades he tends to retry and remove the stain again a few days later.

3. All our appliances in our kitchen are chrome. I often struggle to keep the appliances shiny however recently I have been using Toothpaste. Just smear on the toothpaste and polish with a soft, dry cloth and the chrome should come up shiny.

4.Maxwell can be a messy toddler and we sometimes find carpet stains. Toothpaste can be used to remove them. Squeeze toothpaste directly onto the carpet stain and scrub it with a toothbrush. Then rinse and repeat the process until the stain disappears. Make sure you wipe any remaining toothpaste with a damp cloth.
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21 comments

  1. some great tips, I have a load of leftover toothpaste from a product trial

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  2. Haha! I had no idea about the many uses of toothpaste. Will have to try it on my nude high heel shoes!

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  3. So many alternative uses, I have heard of people using it to fill in small holes before decorating ;)

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  4. I never knew about using it on carpets. With two toddlers I can see this one being used a fair amount!

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  5. Thank you for the useful tips.I did not know about these

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  6. Thank you for all the useful tips :-)

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  7. Great tips especially the marks on shoes will be trying that later

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  8. wow great tips definitely come in handy in our home , better go buy some more toothepaste

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  9. sounds good -I will give the shoe one a try

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  10. i didnt know there were so many uses for toothpast thanks

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  11. Fantastic tips, who would have thought toothpaste has so many uses

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  12. I will have to try the getting tooth paste off walls tip.

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  13. Excellent tips, will be very handy for my toddlers shoes and the carpet stains!

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  14. I didn't know you can use it on carpets. I've heard that you can clean the glass on car headlights.

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  15. I've never heard of using toothpaste as a carpet stain remover. I would have thought the opposite! Might use it on our chrome though.

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  16. Fabulous Tips - I will be trying some of these tips out

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  17. Wow. Great tips. Will be trying these out. Thanks a lot

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  18. Some great tips, I'll be sure to try some of these out.

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  19. I think the secret ingredient in the tooth paste might be bicarbonate of soda. That little baking product was used a lot in the olden days to clean things and is often found in our tooth paste.

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  20. I had no idea! I will deffo try some of these!

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