Extraordinary Uses of Toothpaste and other Ordinary Things

WomansDay has a really nifty post about extraordinary uses of 16 ordinary household items. It's just what you need to release your inner MacGyver!

Here are some of the surprising things you can do with ... toothpaste:

1. Remove crayon marks
Squirt a small dab on non-gel toothpaste on the wall where the mark is. Rub gently with a soft cloth, then rinse with warm water. Voilà!

2. Deodorize hands
Can't get garlic or onion odor off your hands? Wash them with a blob of toothpaste.

3. Whiten sneakers
Clean rubber soles by rubbing scuff marks with an old toothbrush and non-gel toothpaste.

4. Buff a DVD
Get rid of light scratches by squeezing a little non-gel toothpaste onto a cotton ball. Wipe over the DVD from the center out to the edge. Rinse with water and dry with a non-abrasive, lint-free cloth - all gone.

5. Defog goggles
Coat the inside of swimming goggles with toothpaste, then wipe off - they'll be crystal clear.

Find out more about what nail polish, dryer sheets, coffee filters, and chalk can do: Link - Thanks Annie Hammel!

Previously on Neatorama: All MacGyver Ever Needs ...

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Reminds me of the trick my sister-in-law taught us ... if you have caked-on stuff in a dish pan or other cooking piece and dish soap isn't getting it off, then put a dryer sheet in it for a few hours. The stuff just falls off.
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I have used toothpaste many times to get a scratched rental DVD to play, works like a charm everytime. Good to know about using it on white sneakers, I'll try that next.
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