Clean Tile Joints and Dye Hair: How to Use an Old Toothbrush

An old toothbrush can come in handy in any home. Don’t believe it? Then there are the top non-standard ways to use it in the home.

Dentists recommend changing your toothbrush every three months. Guided by this rule, do not rush to throw away the old – it will still be useful to you. Here’s how you can use your old toothbrush.

How to disinfect a toothbrush with boiling water – a little help

Before you misuse a toothbrush, it must be cleaned. The easiest way is to use boiling water. Just pour it over your toothbrush and leave it for about 15 minutes, then feel free to use it.

There is another option in which you can soak the toothbrush – dip it in a tub filled with alcohol, antiseptic, or chlorhexidine for 5-10 minutes, then rinse with water and start cleaning.

What you can use an old toothbrush for – unconventional but useful tips
The toothbrush is great for cleaning not only the teeth but also other hard-to-reach places. For example, it can be used to clean:

  • seams on tiles;
  • shoes, especially white shoes;
  • Hard-to-reach places on dishes (for example, the place of attachment of the handle on a mug or the rim of the lid);
  • Faucets from plaque.

Also, an old toothbrush can come in handy for beauty rituals. Sounds wild, but still the ways work. You can use an old toothbrush to:

  • to touch up hair roots;
  • scrub your lips;
  • create a luxurious voluminous fleece;
  • apply a little hairspray to the brush and smooth out the loose “fuzz” in your hair.

What else you can use a toothbrush for – tips

Using a toothbrush is handy for brushing vegetables with thin peels, such as young, small potatoes, or carrots. Using soap and a toothbrush, you can wash your hands and nails of stubborn dirt. You can even draw with an old toothbrush! The kids are sure to love this idea.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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