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Maj October 29th, 2014 11:35pm

I use a baby bottle brush for cleaning my toothbrush holder, but today I discovered it was great for cleaning my bathroom faucet (it has lots of curves and crevices to it). Do you have unconventional uses for normal things that've improved your life?

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Uriel12
10/31/14 12:04 am

Yes! If you get a girlfriend or a wife, stuff just starts to magically get clean!

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BrittneyBunny Maryland
10/31/14 7:08 am

This is true!! When I dated my husband, he was a slob. I use to clean his bathroom for him and put his clothes away..

jamichl Seattle
10/30/14 9:18 pm

I am a Bonsai guy. rarely do I use the official tools.

rangeman Lafayette IN.
10/30/14 3:52 pm

But You need to put the on late nite TV
Market it as The Wonder Brush. With as much Hype as possible. You'd make a Killing.

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jmw7477 Indiana
10/30/14 3:07 pm

I use old toothbrushes to clean a lot of things -- scrub stain spray into clothes, clean around faucets, etc.

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NikkiKitti47
10/30/14 3:51 pm

I use an old tooth brush to remove stains as well

aeg13 South Texas
10/29/14 10:39 pm

Use straws to keep jewelry chains from tangling. Just cut drinking straw to half length of chain, and wha-la. Also, vinegar dissolves calcium deposits, gets ring-around-the-collar out as well as underarm stains. Add V to fresh milk for "buttermilk"

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/29/14 7:51 pm

Ice cube trays to separate pairs of earrings. Over the door plastic shoe organizer to hold cleaning supplies or whatever from the pantry. Old trash bag boss to hold old plastic bags (I reuse what I get from the stores).

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/29/14 7:53 pm

Toilet paper tube cut length wise to keep a roll of wrapping paper rolled up. Vinegar to clean the dishwasher. Sock over your hand to clean ceiling fans/blinds.

handshown The Midwest West Coast
10/30/14 6:21 pm

I like the wrapping paper containment device. I'll try that one.

Maj Worth Economist
10/30/14 6:36 pm

Love the ice cube tray idea!! Thanks!

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/30/14 8:08 pm

I like finding a double use for things.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
10/29/14 6:48 pm

I use a tea infuser spoon to sprinkle powdered spices/herbs in recipes and on finished dishes.

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 5:54 pm

I also use an old dish drying rack to hold the lids to pots and pans upright.

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WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 5:53 pm

Use Chapstick on paper cuts. Provides nice seal without big mess and heals faster!

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Maj Worth Economist
10/30/14 10:45 am

That's a great one. Paper cuts are horrid.

handshown The Midwest West Coast
10/30/14 6:20 pm

Superglue works for paper and regular cuts too

Maj Worth Economist
10/30/14 6:35 pm

I do superglue cuts. When he was little, Giovanni discovered stool use a but earlier than I expected and got Ara's razor out of the medicine cabinet. It was a nurse who suggested superglue. The doctor we saw was an idiot and said he couldn't help.

HappyLez No Worries... Be Happy
10/29/14 5:04 pm

I put my toothbrush holder in my dishwasher

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/29/14 4:54 pm

I use a lot of tools I found in the housewares section of Walmart for cleaning the nooks and crannies of the bikes. A pool cleaning brush on the extended pole using a homemade 45° adapter works great for cleaning the gutter screens.

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dawl adulting
10/29/14 4:43 pm

That's awesome. My friend told me to use pipe cleaner to get the inside of a reusable straw clean. (I have a cup from my fave juice place and the inside of the straw never gets clean enough)

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firefly5 the verse
10/29/14 5:52 pm

you know, I think this is actually what their original purpose may have been. you know... cleaning pipes... ;)

dawl adulting
10/29/14 6:19 pm

Haha! I'm just glad someone told me the obvious :-)

Maj Worth Economist
10/29/14 4:40 pm

I really miss old film roll containers, so I've been using prescription bottles to hold things like miscellaneous screws or gemstones I'm working with.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/29/14 4:39 pm

I love the baby bottle brush idea! I use an old toothbrush on those same kinda hard to reach spots. I think I'll switch and just save the old toothbrushes for jewelry cleaning.

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Maj Worth Economist
10/29/14 4:42 pm

I gotta tell you... I hate cleaning the faucet. I just can't seem to get the whole thing spotless. This made my life so easy I was stunned. I'm gonna clean it this way forever (don't know if it matters, but the brush has a sponge on the end).

Maj Worth Economist
10/29/14 4:42 pm

I hope it works for you. Anything to make life easier. :)

imanag My heaven on Earth
10/29/14 4:54 pm

Amen to that!

WildRice With a side of sass
10/29/14 5:52 pm

Bottle brush on the insides of travel mug lids. Contigo is great bc they're spill proof (little hands everywhere!) but they can get weird stuff lodged in there.

slickspin Heart of Texas
10/30/14 7:10 am

Old toothbrushes are great for cleaning. Pretreating stains on clothes too.

Maj Worth Economist
10/30/14 10:45 am

Yeah. I keep those around for purposes, too. I did have to have a discussion with my son about mom's special toothpaste and toothbrushes, though. They're not for teeth. ;) Speaking of... You can use toothpaste as silver polish when desperate. :)

imanag My heaven on Earth
10/30/14 11:58 am

Toothpaste is a great jewelry cleaner, too.