Toothbrushes make excellent cleaning tools. And you don’t even have to buy them for that purpose; just use your old one when it’s too worn out for its intended use! Here are the top ten places to use your old toothbrush as an indispensable cleaning tool.
Bathtub and sink drains. The area around your bathtub and sink drains is a terrible place for collecting mold, mildew, and other nasty stuff. A quick brush with your handy-dandy cleaning toothbrush will remove the mess with ease.
Grout lines. If you have any tiled areas in your home (floors, backsplashes, tub surrounds, etc) nothing cleans the grout lines as well as a toothbrush. Just spray on some cleaner and brush the surface thoroughly, then wipe away the gunk.
Carpet Stains. If you have a tough stain in your carpet, there’s only so much carpet cleaner can do alone. A quick scrub with your toothbrush will work out even the toughest stains from carpeted areas.
Laundry Stains. Similar to carpet stains, fabric stains in laundry sometimes need a good scrub to really get removed. Use your toothbrush to gently work laundry spot remover into the stain before washing for a better chance of full removal.
Corners and Seams. Corners and seams throughout your house, such as where your countertops meet your wall, or where the parts of your bathtub surround come together, can get really nasty over time. Your cleaning toothbrush does an excellent job of removing even the smallest dirt particles from these areas.
Light Switches. Light switches are constantly touched by greasy human hands and over time can acquire a gunky build-up that’s difficult to remove (who exactly decided that switches need to have a raised “on” and “off” written on them anyway?). Toothbrushes will remove the grime.
Jewelry. Jewelry items, especially rings, often have small intricate designs that are very difficult to clean. Toothbrushes do a great job of bringing back sparkle to your favorite accessories.
Eyeglasses. If you wear eyeglasses on a regular basis you know how gross the nose and earpieces can get after a while. A toothbrush will get into the smallest grooves and get your glasses looking like new again.
Telephone Receiver. Telephones are notorious for harboring bacteria and other icky things. A regular wipe down with a disinfecting wipe will help, but for serious cleaning, enlist your trusty toothbrush.
Finger and toenails. A final great place to clean with your toothbrush is under dirty toe and fingernails. These areas are impossible to get really clean with soap alone. Just make sure your toothbrush hasn’t been dipped in any hazardous chemicals prior to using it on your skin and always wash and rinse your skin thoroughly after scrubbing.
A cleaning toothbrush is a truly remarkable and free cleaning tool that no household should be without!