If you’re brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes each time like we recommend, you’ll spend a total of 1,460 minutes brushing your teeth every year. That’s a lot of brush time!
It also means that you’re going through a whole bunch of toothbrushes. Instead of throwing them away every 3 months when you need to replace them, give them a thorough cleaning and put them to use in the following ways:
Clean grout grime in your bathroom.
A toothbrush is much smaller than a sponge or typical cleaning brush. Plus, the bristles are harder, so it get more dirt out of grout’s rough surface.
Clean your shoes.
The bristles are just fine enough to get in the nooks and crannies of the soles of your shoes.
Clean the vent in your hairdryer.
A toothbrush is small enough to fit in the vent, and its bristles will pick up dust and hair for an easy cleaning.
Add to kids art supplies.
Add a toothbrush to your kid’s paint brush set. Toothbrush bristles can make for some great texture in their next masterpiece!
Clean your computer keyboard.
Sometimes it’s better not to think about all the dust, food particles, and dirt that can get stuck in our keyboards, but toothbrush bristles are the perfect size to easily remove them.
Clean your faucets.
The curved edges of sink faucets make them tricky to clean, especially they’re intricately designed. Use a toothbrush to easily maneuver around your faucets to clean them.
Use on the dog!
Dogs need their teeth brush too, just make sure not to use the same kind of toothpaste! Alternatively, we’ve also heard people use old toothbrushes to clean their dog’s nails.