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6 things you can easily clean with old toothbrush

6 things you can easily clean with old toothbrush What things in the house can be cleaned with an old toothbrush (photo: Freepik)
Author: Daryna Vialko

Don't throw away your toothbrush if it no longer performs its function effectively. It turns out, that you can give a second life to an old toothbrush and it can become your handy tool around the house, according to Real Simple website.

Tile grout

An old toothbrush can easily reach into crevices and clean dirt that's hard to remove. While it's a long and troublesome process, once you finish, you'll see your tiles look as good as new.

Jewelry care

Cleaning jewelry is delicate work. A toothbrush allows for gentle cleaning between stones and removing buildup.

Avoid using any abrasive substances or harsh chemicals on jewelry as they can scratch metals and gemstones.

Stains on clothes

Some stains on clothes can be more stubborn than others. Combining an old toothbrush with vinegar, detergent, or a baking soda solution can work wonders.

This will help remove stains from the fibers of your clothes, especially if you're dealing with something particularly tough, like a grease stain.


Not all shoes can be put in the washing machine. In this case, an old toothbrush can be especially useful for spot-treating stains or removing dirt or pebbles stuck in the soles.

Carpet stains

Depending on the size of the stain, a toothbrush can also be an effective tool for cleaning carpet stains.

Just be sure to test the cleaning solution you're using in an inconspicuous area first to avoid accidentally making the situation worse.

Washing machine

You might think a toothbrush is too small to clean an entire washing machine. However, it can come in handy for cleaning filters and other parts.

Additionally, a toothbrush is convenient for scrubbing vegetables with thin skin, such as young small potatoes or carrots. Using soap and a toothbrush, you can wash hands and nails from stubborn dirt.

An old toothbrush can even be used for painting. Kids will definitely love this idea.