Alternate Uses for Toothpaste to Help with Holiday Problems
Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 8:00 am
Toothpaste is something we always need therefore it’s always in the house, but did you know it has alternative uses other than cleaning your pearly whites? With Thanksgiving and the holiday season coming up toothpaste is a solution for an alarming number of problems that arise during this time of year! See what problems toothpaste can solve for you:
Alternative Uses for Toothpaste During the Holidays
1. Removing Watermarks from Furniture
Having company over to celebrate the holidays? Make sure your furniture is in tip-top shape for guests! Despite as hard as we try to use coasters whenever we can it sometimes slips our mind. To get rid of unsightly watermarks try turning to toothpaste. Gently rub non-gel toothpaste on your wood furniture with a cloth. Next you’ll want to dampen another soft cloth or rag and wipe off the toothpaste from the furniture. Let your furniture dry and then apply furniture polish to the damaged wooden pieces.
2. Cleaning Sinks
Getting your bathroom in shape for the arrival of your guests isn’t exactly what we’d call fun, but one way to make this chore easier is to use toothpaste! When using toothpaste to clean your sink you’ll be using the same tools as if you were using scouring powder. Simply squirt your favorite non-gel toothpaste into your sink and use a scrubbing sponge to remove grime around the bowl of your sink! Another bonus of using toothpaste to clean your sink is that toothpaste often has a scent with it. You’ll be removing odor and cleaning at the same time!
3. Clearing Up Acne
The holidays mean seeing family, friends, and plenty of photos! Make sure the stress of the holidays doesn’t show up on your face with the help of toothpaste. Yep, just dab some non-gel toothpaste on the inflicted area of skin and let it sit overnight. By the next morning the area should have dried out and the toothpaste should have absorbed any excess oil from your pimples. Keep in mind that if you do have sensitive skin this may not be the best acne remedy for your skin type.
4. Removing Lipstick and Ink Stains
We’ve all been there. In the midst of celebrating with your loved ones you make an accidental stain on your favorite piece of clothing with a bright lipstick or pen. Good news: toothpaste can fix it! Rub some non-gel toothpaste and work it into the stained area aggressively. Once the toothpaste has been worked into the fabric you’ll want to rinse the area with water. If the stain doesn’t come out after your first attempt try repeating this process for better results.