five old toothbrushes

5 Ways to Reuse Your Old Toothbrush

Week 13

Before you send that plastic toothbrush to a landfill for the next 500 years, why not get a little more life out it! Here are five great ways to reuse your old toothbrush.

Pet toothbrush

two dogs running in a field

Your pet's dental hygiene is very important, but there's no need to buy a special toothbrush when you can just use your old one.

Stain spot brush

laundry basket full of clothes

For the last 14 years, I've worked in the wardrobe department of various films and television shows, so I've done more than my fair share of laundry. One of our most used cleaning tools is a toothbrush, because it works great on small stains like makeup and coffee splatters.

Eyebrow brush

various make-up brushes

If your toothbrush isn't completely obliterated, but it's still time for a new one, why not add it to your makeup bag and use it as an eyebrow brush! You can disinfect in some antibacterial mouthwash or a a cup of baking soda solution first.

Household cleaning tool

woman cleaning windows in her home

Toothbrushes make excellent cleaning tools because they are small and strong. You can use them in just about every room, like cleaning tile grout in the bathroom or getting hard to reach places in the kitchen.

Shoe polish brush

pair of brown leather lace up shoes

Looking to spruce up your kicks? Your old toothbrush can be used as a welt brush to get shoe polish in all the nooks and crannies of your dress shoes.

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