26 Other Things You Can Do With Toothpaste.

by Chris Gardner

"Although the primary use of toothpaste is to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth, there are also 26 other things that you can use it for. Every household has one and every household uses it at least twice a day. And because of the common availability of toothpaste, you can try everything below." 

Generally, for non-dental purposes, the cheaper, whiter, and grittier your toothpaste, the better (no 3- part gels here).

 

26 Other Things You Can Do With Toothpaste.
 

 

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Top 10 Uses for Bar Soap (Besides the Obvious)

by DIY Maven

Top 10 Uses for Bar Soap (Besides the Obvious)

10. Lubricant. Stuck drawers or windows? Rub a bar of soap on your drawer glides and the bottoms of the sides to ease sticky drawers. For windows, rub the soap on the sliding elements.

9. Deodorizer. Place a bar of your favorite soap inside your suitcase or your drawers to keep them smelling fresh. The same goes for your car; a bar of pleasingly scented soap might be just the thing after that new car smell has faded–or never was.

8. Repellant. ...

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Top 10 Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

by DIY Maven

Top 10 Uses For Used Coffee Grounds

1. Deodorizer. Dry them out on a cookie sheet and then put them in a bowl in your refrigerator or freezer, or rub them on your hands to get rid of food prep smells.

 

2. Plant food. Plants such as rosebushes, azaleas, rhododendrons, evergreen and camellias that prefer acidic soils will appreciate the leftovers from your...

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Keep Your Garlic Fresh with a DIY Garlic Keeper

by Chris Gardner

 

Keep Your Garlic Fresh with a DIY Garlic Keeper

 

These little guys are pretty cool: they’re designed to keep fresh garlic, well, fresh. Garlic should be stored in a cool, dry place (like in a cabinet, not the refrigerator). Presumably, using a close terra cotta container keeps out light, and the unglazed ceramic surface absorbs moisture- all of which can double the shelf life of your garlic.


And they cost 5 dollars. You can build one for less than 1 dollar. Your choice- but either way, use...

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Say Goodbye to Clumpy, Hard Brown Sugar (for 30 cents)

by Chris Gardner
Say Goodbye to Clumpy, Hard Brown Sugar (for 30 cents)

Brown sugar gets hard. And crusty. And crumbly. And eventually unusable.

 


So, some genius Canadians came up with this adorable option: a bear-shaped chunk of terra cotta that keeps your brown sugar pliable and granulated.

And at the best price of three dollars (plus shipping), it’s a pretty good deal. But three dollars is three dollars, and when you can DIY one for 29 cents, you could better spend the remaining $2.70 on something else, perhaps...

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Create a pizza oven for $5.00!

by Chris Gardner

Create a pizza oven for $5.00!

Traditional bread and pizza ovens feature stone or brick floors (and walls), which retain heat and redistribute it evenly across the cooking surface. The intense and immediate heat from the preheated stone surface allows the dough to become crispy while maintaining a delightfully chewy texture.

To replicate this at home, one could spend $2,000-13,000 and buy a proper wood burning pizza oven, il forno di pizza. A more popular route is to...

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Clean [Nearly All] Your Home with Baking Soda

by Chris Gardner

Your grandma taught you to keep a box of baking soda [sodium bicarbonate, "bicarb"] in the refrigerator, and rightly so. But out of 'fridge, often paired with its old science-fair pal white vinegar, you can clean half your house. And then you can make a volcano.

Clean [Nearly All] Your Home with Baking Soda
 

Brush your teeth: When your spouse or roommate takes the toothpaste for their weekend out of town, mix a tablespoon of baking soda with an 1/4 teaspoon of water and scrub away.

Stain...

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25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets

by Chris Gardner

Uses for dryer sheets - alternative uses

Here are some great uses for dryer sheets once you're done with them. Instead of letting your fabric softener sheets pile up in a corner, try one of these alternative uses instead! 

 

 

1. Dusting: used dryer sheets can knock the dust off nearly any surface, including furniture, blinds, car interiors, baseboards/molding. Also works for sawdust and drywall compound.

 

Use dryer sheets as a mosquito repellant

2. Keep bugs away: Tuck some in your picnic basket or under...

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