We all know to should swap out our toothbrushes one every three to four months, but did you know your used Toothbrush still has a number of handy uses once its time in your bathroom is done? You can use an old toothbrush indefinitely to remove silk from corn, exfoliate your lips, tame your unruly eyebrows or clean your cheese grater before sticking it in the dishwasher.
Using a little water and baking soda, you can apply the paste onto your splinter, wait a little bit and gently brush a splinter out of your skin with a toothbrush. If you need to fix your beat-up dress shoes, you can use a little toothpaste and an old toothbrush to remove scuff marks from the surface.
It is of course a good idea to sanitize your toothbrush before using for non-dental uses, especially if it involves cleaning your kitchen tools. You can soak the toothbrush in a bleach solution, or soak in hydrogen peroxide for several minutes before rinsing bristles with hot water.
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