It’s recommended to switch out your toothbrush every three months or so. It makes sense. After all, dental hygiene is very important. However, there is a question that is still left: what are you meant to do with your old toothbrush? It’s not the best to throw out plastic without trying to repurpose it, so why not use it for something else? Turns out that toothbrushes can be used for so much more than just brushing your teeth! In fact, they’re something that should be a staple item in every home. From brushing your eyebrows to cleaning your jewelry, old toothbrushes are not something you want to dispose of too quickly.
Brush Your Eyebrows
If you have rather unruly eyebrows and don’t know what to do with them, don’t fret. Simply grab your old (clean) toothbrush and brush them out gently. Instead of going out and buying an overpriced eyebrow brush, you can use this. It will save you time, money, and also encourage you to recycle what you already have instead of purchasing excessive items that aren’t truly needed. Either way, it’s a win-win.
Clean Your Keyboard
When you want to really do a deep cleaning on your keyboard, grab your old toothbrush and get to cleaning. It will allow you to get in between each one of the keys and clean the keyboard thoroughly. You’ll just need to make a cleaning solution with alcohol and water. Be careful with the amount you use so you don’t cause damage to the keyboard. One last thing, just make sure your keyboard is off.
It can be easy to get dirt and gunk stuck in the crevices of your jewelry. Getting it all out, however, is another story altogether. It’s difficult getting jewelry clean, to say the least. Thankfully for you, you have your old toothbrush! The bristles are perfect to easily reach all those tiny spots that have dirt buildup inside them. This way, you’ll have no problem getting your jewelry perfectly clean. So clean, in fact, they’ll be looking brand-new!
Exfoliate Your Lips
Toothbrushes are the perfect tool to scrape away any dead skin on your lips, restoring their natural color. All you need to do is apply some lip balm to your lips before gently scrubbing your lips with the toothbrush in circular motions. Again – be very gentle when doing so. The last thing you want is to cut your lips or bruise the skin by scrubbing them too hard. This will only take a minute or so, so don’t overdo it.
Restore Your Toaster
You don’t have to put up with a dirty toaster anymore. It can be easily cleaned now with a toothbrush! It’ll be small enough to reach inside and clean every nook and cranny. You won’t have to stick your fingers inside, risking them getting stuck for the sake of cleanliness. All you need to go is get a toothbrush and use some cleaning solution and get to work! You’ll be surprised at how much grime will come out of the toaster once you’re done.
Get Gum Off Clothing
Getting gum stuck onto anything is a nightmare but on clothing? That’s a whole other story. It’s irritating, to say the very least. Not to mention, it feels almost impossible to get it all off without completely destroying the poor garment. Well, toothbrushes will come to the rescue in this case. They’re the perfect brush to scrape off even the most stubborn gum residue from your clothes. Just be gentle!
Get Into The Grout
Do you know what will perfectly clean the ground in between the tiles on the floor or wall? Toothbrushes! There are tile grout cleaners that can retail for $25 or more in the stores, but with a toothbrush, you won’t be needing them at all. It will serve the same exact purpose and do a much better job – all while keeping your wallet safe. Just grab your toothbrush and get to scrubbing with your favorite cleaning solution.
Create Nail Polish Designs
Bored of all your nail polish? If you have a lot of colors, or even more than just one, this hack is perfect for you! Instead of doing a solid color for your manicure next time, get a little creative with your toothbrush! Do your nails as usual with one solid color, and then brush a tiny bit of another color onto the top corner of the toothbrush bristles. Then, tap the toothbrush onto your nails, creating a fun and exciting design!
Inside The Sink
It’s no secret. We all know how filthy and gross the inside of the sink drain can get over time. While you do your best to clean it, it’s never quite perfect. It’s so hard to reach, after all. Well, as you’ve probably guessed by now, you can make use of that old toothbrush and clean your sink’s drain properly! It’s the right size to reach inside and clean the drain well and thoroughly. Not to mention, it will keep you from having to reach inside using your fingers.
iPhone Charging Port
If you find that your phone isn’t connecting to its charger properly, it might be due to the fact that there is dirt buildup inside. To remedy that, grab your faithful toothbrush – dry with no cleaner on it – and use it to gently brush out the charging port. There could just be dust trapped inside, preventing your phone from charging properly. It’s so simple and it will take you just a few seconds to do!