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Uses for Old Toothbrushes?

What are some uses for old toothbrushes? I have saved all my used one for years and they have all been put through the dishwasher so they are clean. I hate to just throw them away. There must be something they can be used for besides cleaning the grout between my tiles.

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September 21, 20200 found this helpful

I use one to clean the vents of my dehumidifier between washings (brush away from the machine).

I use one to clean the grooves in my wood chairs in the dining room.

When I was doing a lot of paper craft, I would use just the handle (sawed off brush part) as a smoother to spread out glue bubbles.

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September 21, 20200 found this helpful

You can use old toothbrushes to clean hard-to-reach areas of small appliances, clean a fan and window AC filter. They are also great for scrubbing nails, especially after gardening without gloves., and cleaning jewelry. An old toothbrush can also be used to cremove pet hair from upholstery.

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September 21, 20200 found this helpful

Clean vents in car, use for hair to clean up edges around the hair line and for up dos use hair spray to get the fly always, cleaning batteries connectors, bike chains

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September 21, 20200 found this helpful

Here are many uses for those toothbrushes - Removing crayon marks , use for grooming (brows) , cleaning finger nails, getting those packed dirt from bottom of shoes, cleans grout and marks on floors, cleaning your jewelry, and small appliances, You can also use for art projects, just to name a few !

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September 21, 20201 found this helpful

I've used old clean toothbrushes for brushing stuffed animals after washing them.....it makes the fur nice and fuzzy again. I also have several I use for doing splatter painting projects. I saved a very soft one to brush my cat's teeth. I have one with my makeup to brush eyebrows and to fluff eyelashes after applying mascara... works better than the mascara brush itself. I'm a coin collector, and an old toothbrush and dish soap cleans coins pretty well without scratching them. Old toothbrushes are great for cleaning in very small crevices.

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You can use them to fluff the ends of yarn, string or twine when doing crafts, like adding fringe to an afghan, or doing macrame. I've also used them when refinishing wood furniture - can get paint stripper into and then off of tight spots. My last idea is for a specific craft... toothbrush rug making - you cut off the bristle end and sharpen the rest to a sort of dull point, and use it to "knit" fabric strips into a rug (Google Toothbrush Rugs for How To's). I'm sure there are many ideas people have used an old toothbrush for. Good luck and have fun !!!

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September 22, 20201 found this helpful

They work great at brushing suede shoes and boots, and getting shoe polish into the groove where shoe and sole meet. Good for scrubbing dirty sneakers too. Their uses are almost endless.

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September 21, 20200 found this helpful

Using old toothbrushes for cleaning is the best use for them. You can clean around your kitchen faucet, clean hard to reach places, clean the pieces on your stove to name a few things you and use old toothbrushes for. I normally use one for the filter in the aquarium to clean out the gunk in there. I use another one to help clean the grill on the BBQ this works great.

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I have used them to clean motherboards on computers and even the processor fans. There are so many things you can do with them. Even if you have pets you can use this to clean their teeth if you want but one good things for pets is the fact that with an old tooth brush dipped in vinegar will help to trap and kill the flees on them.

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September 22, 20200 found this helpful

I believe toothbrushes were made for cleaning anything that has a 'groove or crevice' as when dirt gets trapped inside a groove nothing works better than old toothbrush and q-tips.
I use these when cleaning my coffeemakers, especially my Keurig as it has lots of hard to clean grooves/crevices that needs a small long handled brush and q-tips.

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Dipped in a little soapy water it is idea for cleaning delicate figurines and always keep one handy outside to clean all those dirty spots around door handles and door window crevices.
I have several hummingbird feeders and a used toothbrush works wonders around those little flowers/holes before refilling the containers.

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September 23, 20200 found this helpful

Lots of uses!

Some uses I use for old toothbrushes.

Scrubbing shoes, can be a fun arts and crafts project if you have kiddos or little ones (grandkids) to play with paint as a paint brush, tease your hair, hard to reach cleaning spots, clean your ring gently (if the bristles are soft), clean bike chain, applying grease to tools, and so much more!

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