Sunday, June 18, 2006

Handy Dandy #1

Ok, so according to the American Dental Association you should be changing your toothbrush every three months. But don't toss it in the trash just yet - here's a Handy Dandy idea for those old toothbrushes. I've found that toothbrushes are wonderful cleaners for the kitchen and bath. The tiny bristles do very well with tupperware seal groves and travel cup lids that rags and sponges can't reach. And they are excellent at scrubbing those tiny moldy corners and going at stubborn grout stains in the bathtub and shower.

1. Throw the toothbrush in with the silverware bin next time you run the dishes, the bleach in the dish detergent will kill off any ickies. Or go buy a new toothbrush for this little project.
2. Drill a 1/8th or 5/32 hole in the handle close to the end.
3. Thread the toothbrush onto a key ring (I bought two 1-1/2" key rings for 99¢ at Home Depot). You can also use the hinged binder rings available at office supply stores.
4. Let them hang out together under the kitchen sink or bathroom.


3 Comments:

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

you are brilliant!! I am glad to call you a friend!

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger Anne said...

"1. Throw the toothbrush in with the silverware bin next time you run the dishes, the bleach in the dish detergent will kill off any ickies."

My mom's done that for years (not sure where she got the idea, though), so I do it too (and boy are you right about the toothbrush bristles getting in those tight, yet mildewy corners!). But she never thought to attach a hanging ring to the end of the brush for easier storage, so she inevitably ended up with six or eight toothbrushes (toothbrush-i? Hmm.) hanging out with the silverware or hiding amongst the dishcloths. Your storage idea is far superior!

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Brina Bat said...

Thanks! I thought of it this weekend while Paul and I were redoing his kitchen. Hopefullly I'll post some more handy dandy ideas in the future.

 

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