Unusual Cleaning Hacks: These tips and tricks are seriously unusual, but they actually work!
Remove gum from hair with cola. If you get gum stuck in your hair, there’s no need to cut it out. Just pour some cola in a small bowl, and soak the gum for a couple minutes until it loosens from the strands.
Defog goggles with toothpaste. Put a dab of plain white toothpaste on a cloth, and rub it on the inside surface of the goggles to keep them from fogging up when you’re swimming.
Clean eyeglasses with vodka. Spritz eyeglass lenses with a little vodka, and wipe with a polishing cloth to make them crystal clear.
Use toothpaste to repair a scratched CD. Wash the CD with a damp microfiber cloth. When cleaning CDs, always wipe in a circular motion from the middle to the outer edge. Put a dab of baking soda toothpaste (you want to use a gritty toothpaste, not a gel) on a lint-free cloth. Use it to rub the toothpaste into the scratch and buff it away, then rinse the CD. Dry gently.
Whiten piano keys with toothpaste. Put a dab of plain white toothpaste on a cloth, and use it to wipe piano keys clean.
Store your paintbrush in the freezer between coats. After you apply your first coat, put the paintbrush in a plastic bag, and store it in the freezer. The paint won’t dry, so you can take it out and use it for the next coat. This way, you’ll need to wash the paintbrush only when the job’s finished!
Stay organized by assigning different colors to your kids. Assign a color to each kid, then buy towels, cups, toothbrushes, and more for them to use exclusively. They’ll always know which one is theirs, and it’ll make sorting so much easier for you.
Pick up hard-to-reach coins and other small objects with your vacuum and a pair of pantyhose. Put the foot of a pair of pantyhose over your vacuum’s hose attachment, and use it to pick up coins without sucking them into the machine.
Fill nail holes in walls with toothpaste. Toothpaste actually works well as a substitute for spackling paste. If you have just a few holes to fill or don’t feel like making a run to the hardware store, fill tiny holes in drywall with a dab of plain white toothpaste. You can also color the toothpaste with food coloring to match paint colors.
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