Introduction: 10 Uses for Your Old Toothbrush

Here are some handy ways to re-use your old toothbrush.  You may think this small little brush is only good for cleaning your teeth, but here are 10 ways you can keep the toothbrush cycle going including beauty and cleaning tips and tricks.

Step 1: Remove Crayon Marks on the Walls

Use shaving cream and a toothbrush to remove crayon marks on the wall.  My landlord will never know I used my door as a canvas!

Step 2: Brush Your Eyebrows

Beauty and grooming tools can be expensive.  I use this $1 toothbrush as an eyebrow brush.

Step 3: Clean Your Finger Nails

Brush that dirt out from under your fingernails.  Just put a little soap and water on the brush and you're good to go.  It feels nice on your nails too!

Step 4: Clean Your Shoe Soles

When dirt and mud gets stuck in the soles of your shoes, loosen it up with your toothbrush.

Step 5: Remove Marks on Floors

Use non-gel whitening toothpaste to remove stains from the floors and counter tops.

Step 6: Clean Grout Grime on Tiled Floors

Combine 1 part Borax, 2 parts Baking Soda, and 2 parts water to clear out that funky grime between tiles.  Use this in the kitchen and bathroom.

Step 7: Apply Hair Dye

Apply hair dye yourself using a toothbrush.  For quick touch ups to grey hair or roots, apply mascara to a toothbrush - it will blend the color in your hair better than the mascara wand.

Step 8: Clean Appliances

Toasters.  Microwaves.  Coffee Machines.  Use a toothbrush to clean off crumbs and stains that fall in those hard to reach spaces.

Step 9: Clean Hairbrush

Lift the hair out of your hair brush by pulling it up with your toothbrush.  

Step 10: Toothbrush Bracelet

Finally, when your toothbrush is at the end of the road, make a purdy toothbrush bracelet.

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_NightSky_ made it!(author)2017-02-26

When my toothbrushes get old, I mark them "CLEANING" and use them

To clean the sink or toilet!

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Techno+Boy made it!(author)2014-05-03

You can also use some toothpaste an a toothbrush to remove pen or permenat marker marks from skin , just put some toothpaste on your skin where the mark is and rub it with the toothbrush

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pianolover10124353 made it!(author)2013-04-30

OMG! i used it after all those uses,now im dead :(


note: just a joke

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the+potato made it!(author)2012-07-24

WARNING!-do not use tooth brush after all these uses you will get sick and might die!

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random+guy84 made it!(author)2013-02-19

no i did it and i did not sick or get die

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the+potato made it!(author)2012-07-24

another use is clean a toilet seat lol

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random+guy84 made it!(author)2013-02-19

you spelt purdy rong you spel it lik pridy

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xBacon made it!(author)2012-08-27

Cool!

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jennybotha made it!(author)2012-11-17

Also good to use--- minus the bristles-- to use in place of a stick to hold labels for marking your plants in the garden to identify them

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jennybotha made it!(author)2012-11-17

Then clean toothbrush with old fine tooth comb

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majickthecat made it!(author)2010-09-30

I used an extra soft child's toothbrush to clean a very young kitten's face. He was abandoned in front of our church so I took him home and gave him a bath and used the toothbrush to get the dirt from around his eyes and nose as well as brushing his fur.

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jayeshshinai made it!(author)2010-10-01

NO! dont ever giv a cat a bath.they clean themselves up own their own.
though iv never tried it, mayb MAYB warm water baths only, no soap.

plus just brush ur fingers on on d face, the mud/dirt loosens n falls off...wash ur hands after tht.

had 7 cats (5kittens/2 older) at home at one point of time, best part is wen they all decide to chase ur feet wen u walk by :)

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majickthecat made it!(author)2012-06-13

For your information, this was under the instruction of our vet. Out kitten had a skin condition that required a daily bath to treat. Also, my vet even suggests using liquid dish soap to treat flees on kittens. It's a myth that you shouldn't bathe cats. Ask your vet. They need them once in a while.

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jennybotha made it!(author)2012-11-17

Did the liquid soap work. ??? first time ever in my 72 years that I have a cat, so appreciate any tips I can find. Thank you

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jayeshshinai made it!(author)2012-06-17

Ill ask. But im sure they are gonna hate it, the kittens, if he agrees! :D

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Bimbler made it!(author)2012-01-14

for the shoe cleaning bit an old tooth brush is ideal for getting polish into the the seams of boots and shoes and where the upper joins the lower.

A used tooth brush is also useful for cleaning old coins.

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mr.eli made it!(author)2012-10-30

Do not clean coins they loose all value

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karrro made it!(author)2011-04-11

don't you dare use that in your mouth gross :(

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lazycrafter2 made it!(author)2012-10-09

It is a old toothbrush.Who cares?

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Katie5757 made it!(author)2012-08-30

Tradition.. from when plastic was first used for toothbrushes.
Discarded toothbrushed.. boil in a saucepan and bend when softened, remove bristles and link several together for a baby teething ring..
They love the bright colours, and they are very effective in soothing the mouth.
Brings back a lot of memories.. never ever throw out old toothbrushes. I currently have about ten as back-up, and I never replace my toothbrush often enough.

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hirod3 made it!(author)2012-01-08

I use them when I detail my car

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CrimsonXLR made it!(author)2012-01-05

Putting that old brush to work. I use old tooth brushes on dusty computer fans, and electronics, but not on the board or anything, that's when canned air comes in.

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sconner1 made it!(author)2011-12-14

Cleaning flux of of soldered circuit boards.
Loosening dust in computers before the compressed air removes/redistributes it.

I keep several on my workbench and toolbox for all kinds of things.
And I only use the one on the bathroom holder for my teeth, that way I know it hasn't been used for anything else yet.
(as long as the people I live with are trustworthy).

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jzelensk made it!(author)2011-12-11

In Kit. or Bath, cleaning the surfaces between fawcets.

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Luziviech made it!(author)2011-09-12

Ever heard bout toothbrush painting? http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Colors/Toothbrush_Painting/Toothbrush_Painting.html

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kiwi13754 made it!(author)2011-09-11

If its an old brush why do you care whats in it?
LOOOOL
and you could take out hair from a hair brush with a comb too and push the hair out of the comb with the old tooth brush.

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errolbert made it!(author)2010-09-30

Step 11: Clean the grout around your sink ;-)

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kiwi13754 made it!(author)2011-09-11

that is rust my friend.
LOL she can't clean rust off of sinks.

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gafisher made it!(author)2010-10-01

An old toothbrush works very well for that and other bathroom / kitchen nook-and-cranny cleaning.

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sabr686 made it!(author)2011-09-11

Nothing like an old toothbrush to clean those hard-to-reach places on a handgun or favorite rifle. Designed just right for that.

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kylekosan23 made it!(author)2011-08-02

dont forget grooming your pets

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abadfart made it!(author)2011-06-26

i use them to clean engine parts on my motorcycle

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Tim+Temple made it!(author)2011-06-26

Bending the shank backwards a little makes it easier to clean boot treads, the inside bottom corner of a glass and dog's teeth.

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kondzio29 made it!(author)2011-06-20

Awwww...first shoes now toaster?

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AlphaRomeo made it!(author)2011-04-21

We teach people how to make astronomical telescope by grinding glass blanks with crborandum powder. We use toot brush to clear the nails - this is very effective

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karrro made it!(author)2011-04-11

please dont put that in mouth

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karrro made it!(author)2011-04-11

you better not put that in the mouth

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hokti.66 made it!(author)2011-01-06

Wow what a brilliant idea, thanks!

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stephen2 made it!(author)2011-01-03

don't forget prison shank!

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bookboy9 made it!(author)2010-09-30

But then how do you get the hair out of the toothbrush?

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static made it!(author)2010-10-27

Use another old toothbrush... ;)

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David+McWhite made it!(author)2010-09-30

You just use a smaller tooth brush, and then a smaller one for that one, and then a smaller one for that one, until you can't see the hair or the toothbrushes anymore

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Krotas made it!(author)2010-09-30

Lots of laugh.
"Can't see" isn't equivalent to "can't handle" ; )

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jongscx made it!(author)2010-09-30

you pull them out by hand?

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static made it!(author)2010-10-27

Basically a tooth brush is a small scrub brush, pretty much usable where a small scrub brush is required. Dr. Dumore tooth brushes are really inexpensive when new.. Consider keeping some of those on hand for when a small scrub brush is require. You may be much happier with the results over using an worn out tooth toothbrush Sometimes sanity is wort 50 cents :) One off use of a tooth brush for me, is to glean my eyeglasses when they get funky from dirt, and sweat. Though the water pick get the interface between frame lenses cleaner faster. While it's not a high pressure washer the water pick in a higher presser washer that worlhes well for a lot of the things. Like when you neglected to clean the nooks and crannies around the bathroom sink faucet for way too long.

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bibo1 made it!(author)2010-10-05

Gooooooooood

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dannystaple made it!(author)2010-10-03

I've seen this used also for a comb. Not just to remove hair, but also to actually clean the comb of any grease or other stuff (the person is a little bit OCD about cleaning).

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dannystaple made it!(author)2010-10-03

I've used this to clean the grout in tiles, and remove discoloration from the sealant around the sink.

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Alyakpink made it!(author)2010-10-03

oh, i just use soap and water, sometimes windex, which is much cheaper than toothpaste.

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hakus made it!(author)2010-10-02

I use the used toothbrsh for cleanig the chain of my bike

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