Ways to use your old toothbrushes!

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What do YOU do with your old toothbrushes?  Use them or throw them out?

About to throw out your old toothbrush for a new one? Don’t! Your toothbrush isn’t just for brushing your pearly whites!

Clean Your Veggies: If you like leaving the skin on your potatoes when you cook with them, a lot of scrubbing is in order. Most root veggies have perfectly edible and very nutritious skins, they’re just dirty! Give them a good scrub and keep the skin! Just fill your skin or a basin with warm water and 1 cup of baking soda. Let the potatoes soak for a few minutes (this will help to rid them of pesticides and some dirt), then using a toothbrush, scrub the outsides until they’re clean!  A toothbrush is also a great tool for removing the silk off of corn.  (If you prefer, you can toss your toothbrush in the dishwasher or in some boiling water before you begin to sanitize it!)

Touch Up Your Roots: Touching up hair dye yourself can be a pain in the neck. Make it a little easier with a toothbrush! You can also use the toothbrush for chunky highlights as well.

Crafty projects:  Keep old toothbrushes in with your craft supplies!  They are perfect for everything from splattering paint to brushing off excess glitter.

Buff Your Lips: Take some Vaseline or lip balm and add it to your soft-bristled toothbrush. Rub over your lips to rid yourself of extra skin and rub in the moisture for kissably soft lips!

Clean Your Vents: Cleaning air vents, especially in your car, can be a difficult job. Grab a toothbrush and dust the insides of the air vents without having to remove the whole dashboard! The toothbrush’s compact size will make it easy to fit in those tight spaces. Also works awesome inside of the toaster, which is so hard to clean. Make sure to unplug it first!

Boost your hairdryer:  Use a toothbrush to clean out the filter on your hair dryer!  This will help the air circulation and improve your hair dryer!

Clean Under Your Fingernails: Got a little something under your nails? Use a little warm water and hand soap on a toothbrush to scrub all the grime out!  Keep it in the bathroom nearest your garage or garden.

Shine up your gems:  An old toothbrush and a little household cleaner and your rings will look like brand new!

Clean Tile Grout:  Make a paste out of 1 part Borax, 2 parts Baking Soda, and 2 parts water.  Use a toothbrush to scrub the grout clean!

Clean Your Cheese Grater: Impossible to clean, the cheese grater is the enemy of your sponges and scrubbers. Save yourself a lot of hassle by using a toothbrush instead! It will clean your grater without getting torn up!

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