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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Uses for Toothpaste!

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Times are hard and money is tight so I thought that today I would tell you about a household product that you probably have in your home now that you can use in other ways. Toothpaste!

    1. Holes in your walls:If you have white walls with holes in them, use white toothpaste to fill in the holes.
    2. Bug bites: Mint flavored toothpaste is great to use on itchy bug bites. Just dab a bit on and experience some relief.
    3. Dingy headlights: If your headlights are dingy, rub white toothpaste over the lens and buff off.
    4. Blisters: If you have a blister, apply a bit of white toothpaste overnight and the blister should dry up.
    5. Crayon marks on your walls: Dampen a cloth, apply some white toothpaste and scrub the area.
    6. Scuff marks on your sneakers: Use an old toothbrush and some toothpaste and you can brush off the scuff marks with relative ease.
    7. Smelly hands: If your hands smell from onions or fish or some other stinky thing, just scrub your hands with toothpaste and it will remove the smells. I would recommend using lotion afterwards though to rehydrate and soften your hands.
    8. Scratched DVDs or CDs: Put a thin layer of white toothpaste on your scratched disks. Gently buff them out with a damp cotton cloth and they should work better. This will work with most minor scratches but not for deep scratches.
    9. Dirty or dull fingernails: Just scrub them as you would your teeth and they will appear brighter and shinier.
    10. Pimples: If you see a pimple coming up, rub some white toothpaste over it before you go to bed and it will help.
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5 comments:

  1. Love these ideas! I'm gonna try it on the crayon marks once my kiddos get up.

    Thanks so much for sharing at Thrifty Thursday!

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    1. Anna, thank you for allowing me to link up with you. Glad you found my ideas helpful!

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  2. I found your blog post via a link on Feminine Adventures on Facebook. These are some great ideas and I'm going to try out a couple of them, right now :) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

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    1. Heather, hugs back from Oklahoma! I really appreciate you stopping by and hope you find more posts that are helpful!

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  3. Thank you I love your blog please blog more. I bought the turtle wax headlight cleaner & it did not work. I refused to buy the really pricey stuff. This is great! Redd

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