Thursday, October 10, 2013

Top Ten | What to do with Old Toothbrushes

The general rule for toothbrushes is that you should replace them every 3 months… at least that's the rule in my head. However, I am a bit of a hoarder penny pincher and I find it a little hard to toss my toothbrush when it's bristle are still intact. I see you judging me! 
Don't worry, I have now replaced my 6 month oldish toothbrush with this fancy new one. By fancy I mean, it cleans my teeth better with less effort and I am sure that tons of research and all sorts of new technology went into it… but I just know that it cleans my teeth well and I don't feel like I have just had an arm workout after scrubbing my chompers. Love my new toothbrush!

So, now what do I do with my old toothbrush? I have come up with a few simple ideas, so go get a new toothbrush and put these ideas to use with your old one:
  1. Exfoliate your lips.
  2. Repurpose as an eyebrow brush.
  3. Potato scrubber.
  4. Ring / jewelry cleaner.
  5. Scrub brush for your cheese grater.
  6. Scrub your shower drain or faucet or tile grout.
  7. Use to help remove tough stains on clothing.
  8. Remove scuff marks on shoes.
  9. Root touch-up brush for dyed hair.
  10. Use to clean the track of your sliding glass doors.
Just don't use one old toothbrush to do all of these things in this order. :)

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  1. yeah sometimes i think about the bacteria that builds up on the toothbrush and i get grossed out.. but at the same time, it takes me SO LONG to replace it. even though i know i have plenty of spare ones. which toothbrush did you get? the one in the photo?

  2. You can also use it to create art.......paint directly on the paper of spatter paint with a screen, which is a little messy. But art should be messy, right?

  3. Yes, I got the one in the photo. I, too, have about ten extras in my closet, but I always use them way past their prime because I'm cheap and I just can't throw away a toothbrush that appears to be doing it's job :)

  4. haha yeah.. i def do the same thing!


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