You don’t have to purchase expensive cleaning ‘helpers’ to ensure that every nook and cranny of your home or office space is clean. In fact, often the most inexpensive tools are the most effective. Thus, if you do have an old toothbrush laying around, you may want to add it to your stash of cleaning supplies instead of throwing it out.
It’s cheap, easy to use, and can save you plenty of money on cleaning tools. Here’s a list of everyday things you can clean with an old toothbrush:
- Crumby keyboard
When cleaning your keyboard, be sure to any liquids as you may end up having to purchase a brand new keyboard. Instead, use an old toothbrush to simply ‘dust’ away any crumbs or dust which may have accumulated in between the keys. While you’re at it, remember to wipe down your office desk to get rid of long-overdue dirt.
- Dirty grout
Grout in between the tiles in your shower can be quite a mission to get clean – containing soap scum and general dirt which stains lighter grout shades. Spray a solution of vinegar and water, followed by a good scrub with your toothbrush. Rinse with warm water. Dip your toothbrush in baking soda and scrub away, before spraying the vinegar solution once again. Rinse with warm water.
- Dusty fan
Getting in between the nooks and crannies of a dusty floor fan can be quite a mission. Thus, in order to keep it clean and maintained, you can easily use a soft toothbrush to ‘brush’ away the excess dust. Yes, you may cause the dust to float around in the room, so it’s best to clean your dusty fan outside.
- Hairbrush bristles
Have you ever struggled to get your hairbrush clean – often leaving the space in between the bristles quite dirty? You may find that you’re left with dead skin cells and possibly even fuzz from brushing your hair and scalp. Thus, it’s advisable to clean the spaces in between your hairbrush bristles with a toothbrush and shampoo. Be sure, though, to remove all the excess hair stuck on your brush before attempting to scrub it down.
- Narrow jars
Have you ever thrown away a dirty jar because you simply couldn’t get rid of hardened food left over on the bottom of the container? Often, the opening is too narrow to fit a hand or sponge through, so it’s advisable to use a toothbrush and dishwashing liquid as well as warm water to scrub away the leftover dirt at the bottom of the jar. Try it. It works like a charm!