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Toothpaste…Not Just For Brushing Your Teeth!

The combination of a mild abrasive, a surfactant (detergent), and an antibacterial agent makes toothpaste a potent stain-fighter and a great house cleaner! For cleaning purposes, stick with a standard paste, not a gel, and steer clear of formulas designed for tartar control and whitening., because they often contain chemicals and additional abrasives that can damage items such as fine silver.

Here are some ways you can use your toothpaste:

Acrylic accessories (like desktop organizers).  Squeeze toothpaste onto a toothbrush and work it into scratches until they diminish. Wipe residue off with a cloth.

Chrome fixtures. To polish faucets and taps in the kitchen or bathroom, smear a dime-size amount of toothpaste onto them, then buff with a soft cloth until they shine.

Scuffed linoleum. Reduce marks by scrubbing them with toothpaste and a dry cloth until the toothpaste residue disappears.

Piano keys. Rub each key carefully with a damp cotton swab and some toothpaste. Wipe dry and buff with a clean cloth.

Tarnished silverware. Put a dab of toothpaste on a soft cloth, rub it onto the tarnish, then rinse with water and dry with a clean cloth.

Steam iron.  Mineral deposits can stain an iron’s soleplate. Apply a dab of toothpaste and work it into the plate. Use a clean cloth to remove residue.

Maid Brigade House Cleaning Services cares about the health of you and your family.  For more information on healthy green living and green cleaning, please go to https://www.maidbrigade.com/green-house-cleaning/.  For more information on “Household Cleaning Products and Breast Cancer”, please watch our video at www.greencleancertified.com/greentv.

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