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Our top 8 alternative uses for ... toothpaste!

Toothbrush and toothpaste
Toothpaste: not just for teeth!

 

As well as being a great way to keep your teeth clean and shiny and help maintain good oral hygiene, toothpaste has all sorts of uses around the home you might not have expected. Here are a few of our favourites.

 

Medicinal uses:

Pain relief for a minor burn

Just a small amount of toothpaste on a minor burn (eg. touching the hot surface of an iron or oven shelf). A small amount of toothpaste applied for or only a minute or so will act as a cooling solution while also helping to get rid of any bacteria that could cause infection. You should seek urgent medical advice and treatment if you have a severe burn.

Treat insect bites and stings  

Using a tiny amount of toothpaste on a bug bite or sting for around 10 minutes and then washing away with cold water, will take away the worst of the irritation and also help to bring down swelling.

 

Cleaning uses:

Removing gum from hair

This might be a messy solution, but if you’ve managed to get chewing gum in your hair, working a little toothpaste over the gum will help break down the sugar contained within it. This should help to make it easier to remove from your hair.

Removing carpet stains

A stain on your carpet can be very upsetting but, surprisingly, applying toothpaste directly on the stain and scrubbing with a firm brush can help the stain disappear.

Improve the look of your silver jewellery

Gently rub a little toothpaste on your silver accessories, leave it for at least 8 hours then wipe clean. This can really add more sparkle to the jewellery. Try on a small hidden area first.

Give old trainer soles a new lease of life

Apply some toothpaste onto the scruffiest areas. Then, use a small brush and gently scrub around the soles (and other plastic areas ) of your shoes. Afterwards, rinse them using a little water and a sponge until all signs of the toothpaste is gone. Your trainers’ soles (especially any white areas) should look great again. 

Eradicate small scratches on your car

Although it won’t work for deep scratches, it can reduce the impact of small scuffs on your car’s paintwork. This can be done by gently applying a thin layer of toothpaste over the surface where the scratch is, and gently rub the toothpaste before rinsing with cold water and drying. Another tip: if your headlights (the cover, not the bulbs!) are looking a little dull, use a little toothpaste and a sponge and gently rub over the surface and wipe clean.

Remove finger marks on your keyboard

Using a very small amount of toothpaste on the keys of your computer’s keyboard – and being careful not to get any in between – you can get will get rid of any built up grime, while also ridding the keyboard of any bacteria that have accumulated. Bacteria on surfaces you touch regularly is normal. I’m not saying anything about your standard of hygiene!

Cleaning metal tools

Use toothpaste and a small sponge to vigorously scrub all over the metal object. Afterwards, use a damp cloth and wipe away the toothpaste. You should be left with a nice shiny and polished metal instrument.

 

As with all cleaning tips you see on the internet, please try in a small area first to check that the technique is going to work for your particular objects and circumstances. And be aware that Whitening formulas in toothpaste may bleach clothing, so it’s probably best to use standard non-whitening toothpaste for alternative cleaning.

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Only 1 in 50 applicants makes it on to our carefully screened database. We interview them twice, visit them in their own homes and take up at least two references. And if they still subsequently don't measure up to your standards, we will send you someone who does.

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We don't operate in teams, and therefore you get the same cleaner every week. This is good because you develop a relationship with your cleaner. We have some clients who have had the same cleaner for years and years - and that's what we want for you.

COVID-19 5th January Update

 

Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.

The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:

You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.

The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:

  • 'This can include work in other people's homes where necessary - for example, for nannies, cleaners, social care workers providing support to children and families, or tradespeople (this is not an exhaustive list)'

Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:

  • No work should be carried out in a household where people are isolating or where an individual is being shielded.
  • The cleaners can continue work, providing that they are well and have no symptoms. No work should be carried out by a cleaner who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or when someone in their own household has symptoms.
  • No work should be carried out in a household where any occupants are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or households with a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Whilst in the house. a cleaner should maintain a safe distance of at least two metres from any household occupant at all times, and ensure good ventilation in the area where they are working, including opening the window.
  • Upon entering the home, cleaners should wash their hands using soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands regularly, particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving the property.

The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.

If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.

Best regards

The Cleanhome Team