Cleaning with Toothpaste 

 Originally Written: April 23, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

toothpasteHere is another one of household hint tips, cleaning with an items that is already in your home, but may not have thought or known about its added uses.

Toothpaste is a combination of mild abrasive, a detergent and an anti-bacterial agent  – and that makes it a potent stain fighter. You need to stay away from gel toothpastes and the formulas designed for tartar control and whitening – stick to to the standard paste. The alternative types often contain chemicals and additional abrasives that can damage items such as fine silver.

Clean your acrylic accessories – such as your desk organizers: Squeeze toothpaste onto designated cleaning toothbrush and work into scratches until they diminish. Wipe residue with a clean cloth.

Clean your Chrome Fixtures: To polish faucets and taps in the kitchen or bathroom, smear a dime-size amount of toothpaste into them and buff with a clean cloth until they shine

Clean your scuffed Linoleum: Reduce marks by scrubbing them with toothpaste and dry cloth until no residue remains

Clean your Piano Keys: Rub each key carefully with a damp cotton swab and a small piece of toothpaste. Wipe dry and buff with a clean cloth

Clean your tarnished Silverware: Put a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth, rub it onto the tarnish and rinse with water. Dry with a clean cloth.

Clean your Steam Iron: Mineral deposits can stain an iron’s soleplate. Apply a dab of toothpaste and work it into the plate. Use a clean cloth to remove residue

Hope you enjoy these tips – for more, you can check out:

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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