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The Secret Life of Toothpaste
Everything these days is so expensive that it’s a relief to find products that are multi-functional. With that in mind, let’s examine the many uses of toothpaste. Yes, toothpaste. If you're going to become a frugal living expert, you're going to have to start thinking outside the box (or tube, as it were)!
1. Remove crayon from painted walls.
Rub a damp cloth with toothpaste over the crayon markings and then rinse the wall with a clean, wet cloth. The crayon will come right off.
2. Clean baby bottles.
After a while, baby bottles get that sour milk smell that's hard to get rid of. Clean them with a little toothpaste and the smell will disappear. Just be sure to rinse the bottles really, really well before you use them again.
3. Brighten your nails.
For gleaming nails, brush your fingers and toes like you do your teeth. Who needs a manicure or a pedicure?
4. Zap zits.
Dab a little on the offending eruption and the acidic properties should help dissolve it overnight—or at least bring the redness down a bit.
5. Freshen the car.
Squeeze some toothpaste onto a paper towel and crumple it up. Stuff it under one of the seats in your car and as the inside heats up, your car will be minty fresh.
Interesting ideas. Do you think toothpaste really works on all this stuff, or are these uses merely old wives’ tales? Have you found creative uses for things around the house to help save money? [Wisebread]