3 Ways to Reuse an Old Toothbrush

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Do you recall the last time you replaced your toothbrush? On average, you should consider swapping out your dental hygiene tool every three to four months. However, before tossing it in the trash, there are a few ways you can reuse it around your home.

Here's what to consider:

1. Clean Your Computer Keyboard

Let's face it: There's a chance your computer's keyboard has seen better, cleaner days. From taking lunches in front of your screen to using your keyboard as a "catch-all" for your desk essentials, you might be typing away on a dirty vessel. Solution? Use an old toothbrush to clean the crevices between the keys!

2. Polish Your Jewelry

There comes a time when the precious jewels you accessorize yourself with will begin to lose their luster. And when that happens, they'll look anything but picturesque. To help keep your diamonds sparkling for the years to come, consider dipping your old toothbrush in jewelry cleaner and gently brush those impurities away. Within minutes, your jewelry will glisten and gleam as if they were brand new!

3. Erase Crayon Markings

If you have little ones, chances are they've channeled their inner Van Gogh and left a crayon masterpiece on your wall at some point or another. While it may seem like the end of the world, there's hope — and your old toothbrush can help! After applying a drop of shaving cream to your toothbrush, gently scrub the crayon-created art, followed by wiping it away with a wet cloth.

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