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Who knew that toothpaste was actually the handyman`s secret weapon

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Move over duct tape, there is new product capable of fixing a laundry list of everyday problems, and it just happens to be sitting right under your nose in your own home. Toothpaste!

Believe it or not, toothpaste is capable of cleaning far more objects than your teeth. Let’s take a gander at a few of the lesser-known problems that this popular product is capable of solving.

(Above) Toothpaste can help get certain nasty stains out of the carpet. Scrub the spot with toothpaste and a toothbrush, then rinse and repeat until the blemish is gone.


Crayon marks on the wall? Squeeze some toothpaste onto a soft cloth and clean up the markings.

Crayon marks on the wall? Squeeze some toothpaste onto a soft cloth and clean up the markings.

Using toothpaste to clean your faucets will leave them shiny and clean.
Using toothpaste to clean your faucets will leave them shiny and clean.

If you own a piano, then you can clean/whiten the keys from time to time using toothpaste. Wipe any excess dirt off with a damp cloth and then buff gently.
If you own a piano, then you can clean/whiten the keys from time to time using toothpaste. Wipe any excess dirt off with a damp cloth and then buff gently.

Instead of popping a zit, put a little dab of toothpaste on it. If you leave it on over night, it`ll dry it out and help remove those pesky pimples.
Instead of popping a zit, put a little dab of toothpaste on it. If you leave it on over night, it’ll dry it out and help remove those pesky pimples.

You can remove scuff marks on linoleum floors by scrubbing marks with toothpaste.
You can remove scuff marks on linoleum floors by scrubbing marks with toothpaste.

If guests forget to use the coasters, just rub toothpaste into the stain and wipe it away with a damp rag.
If guests forget to use the coasters, just rub toothpaste into the stain and wipe it away with a damp rag.

You can buff your fine tableware with toothpaste, instead of spending money on fancy silver polish.
You can buff your fine tableware with toothpaste, instead of spending money on fancy silver polish.

Chopping onions? Remove the scent off your hands by dabbing your hands with toothpaste before you wash them.
Chopping onions? Remove the scent off your hands by dabbing your hands with toothpaste before you wash them.

Clean the burn stains left on your iron after numerous uses by scrubbing with some toothpaste. Wipe the excess off with some soap and water after. And  for God`s sake, make sure you turn the iron off before you do any of this cleaning.
Clean the burn stains left on your iron after numerous uses by scrubbing with some toothpaste. Wipe the excess off with some soap and water after. And for God’s sake, make sure you turn the iron off before you do any of this cleaning.

Make your diamonds look like new again by gently scrubbing them with a soft bristle brush and some toothpaste.
Make your diamonds look like new again by gently scrubbing them with a soft-bristle brush and some toothpaste.

If you need a manicure but don`t actually have time to get one, try buffing your nails with toothpaste.
If you need a manicure but don’t actually have time to get one, try buffing your nails with toothpaste.


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The appearance of small scratches on your phone’s screen can be reduced when you rub some toothpaste on them. Just don’t make the mistake of rinsing the toothpaste off with water or you will have created a far bigger problem than you solved. Rub paste in and eventually use a smooth cloth to remove the excess paste.

Make your tennis shoes shine like they used to by scrubbing them with toothpaste.
Make your tennis shoes shine like they used to by scrubbing them with toothpaste.

Applying toothpaste to a bruise for several nights in a row can help diminish its appearance.

Applying toothpaste to a bruise for several nights in a row can help diminish its appearance.


Remove tough stains from clothing by rubbing toothpaste into the spot before placing it in the laundry.

Remove tough stains from clothing by rubbing toothpaste into the spot before placing it in the laundry.


If you have a pesky bug bite, toothpaste can help relieve some of the itch. Via ViralNova

If you have a pesky bug bite, toothpaste can help relieve some of the itch.
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