8 Toothbrush Cleaning Hacks

 

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As the trusted family dentist in St. George, we know kids. We also know that raising kids can make your house feel like a never-ending cleaning project. The average toothbrush can be used for more than just dental care. Here are 8 toothbrush cleaning hacks that can make your life easier:

Hair Dryer Vents

Your hair dryer probably isn’t as powerful as it use to be. Take a look at the back of it. Lint and hair gets caught in the rear vents and reduces airflow.

Velcro

Velcro is amazing… when it’s clean. Just as your hair dryer, lint and hair love to get into those velcro tiny hooks. Give it a brush and it’ll stick like new.

Stovetops

Rags and sponges just don’t do the trick for that ridiculously stubborn oven grime. With your toothbrush, stove cleaner, and some circular scrubbing motions, your stovetop will shine.

Tile Grout

Don’t look over that gunk hiding between your tiles. Mix 3/4 cup of household chlorine bleach with 1 gallon water, let the combination sit on the grout for several minutes, then scrub away.

Car Seat Cushions

The horrors found in the everyday car seat is the stuff of nightmares, especially with the St. George heat melting everything imaginable. Dislodge crumbs and Dora the Explorer cracker remnants with a rough bristle toothbrush. Use a vacuum to finish the job.

Faucets

Those “touch points” in your home? Ya, they can get filthy fast. Tackle the areas around all the knobs in your house like your kitchen and bathroom sinks. Use your toothbrush to scour hard-to-reach spots with soap and water before mildew and bacteria starts to grow.

Drains

Don’t forget the sink! Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt, then pour the mixture down the drain, followed by 1 cup heated vinegar. Afterwards, you can scrub any additional grime away with your toothbrush.

Fridge Accessories

That little dish underneath your water dispenser? It probably is super grimey with hard water deposits. Give it a good scrub it using hot water and a little soap.