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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.
 
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Step 1: Remove Crayon Marks on the Walls

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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

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

Step 3: Clean Your Finger Nails

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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

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

Step 5: Remove Marks on Floors

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

Step 6: Clean Grout Grime on Tiled Floors

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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

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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

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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

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

Step 10: Toothbrush Bracelet

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

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Techno Boy3 months ago

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

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


note: just a joke
the potato2 years ago
WARNING!-do not use tooth brush after all these uses you will get sick and might die!
no i did it and i did not sick or get die
another use is clean a toilet seat lol
you spelt purdy rong you spel it lik pridy
xBacon2 years ago
Cool!
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
jennybotha1 year ago
Then clean toothbrush with old fine tooth comb
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.
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 :)
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.
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
Ill ask. But im sure they are gonna hate it, the kittens, if he agrees! :D
Bimbler2 years ago
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.

mr.eli Bimbler1 year ago
Do not clean coins they loose all value
karrro3 years ago
don't you dare use that in your mouth gross :(
It is a old toothbrush.Who cares?
Katie57571 year ago
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.
hirod32 years ago
I use them when I detail my car
CrimsonXLR2 years ago
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.
sconner12 years ago
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).
jzelensk2 years ago
In Kit. or Bath, cleaning the surfaces between fawcets.
Luziviech2 years ago
Ever heard bout toothbrush painting? http://www.firstpalette.com/Craft_themes/Colors/Toothbrush_Painting/Toothbrush_Painting.html
kiwi137542 years ago
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.
errolbert3 years ago
Step 11: Clean the grout around your sink ;-)
that is rust my friend.
LOL she can't clean rust off of sinks.
An old toothbrush works very well for that and other bathroom / kitchen nook-and-cranny cleaning.
sabr6862 years ago
Nothing like an old toothbrush to clean those hard-to-reach places on a handgun or favorite rifle. Designed just right for that.
NE patsrock3 years ago
dont forget grooming your pets
abadfart3 years ago
i use them to clean engine parts on my motorcycle
Tim Temple3 years ago
Bending the shank backwards a little makes it easier to clean boot treads, the inside bottom corner of a glass and dog's teeth.
kondzio293 years ago
Awwww...first shoes now toaster?
AlphaRomeo3 years ago
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
karrro3 years ago
please dont put that in mouth
karrro3 years ago
you better not put that in the mouth
hokti.663 years ago
Wow what a brilliant idea, thanks!
stephen23 years ago
don't forget prison shank!
bookboy93 years ago
But then how do you get the hair out of the toothbrush?
static bookboy93 years ago
Use another old toothbrush... ;)
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