13 things you didn't know you could clean with an old toothbrush

No, your toothbrush isn't just for cleaning your teeth.

What do you do when you're handed a new toothbrush every couple of months at the dentist office? Do you throw the old one out? Do you forget to replace it (eww...)? Little did you know that your old toothbrush is full of untapped potential.

Actually, an old toothbrush is a useful tool to keep around the house. The brush's small bristles make the toothbrush quite a handy tool -- it's able to work its way into the nooks and crannies around your house and leave it sparkling. Plus, it can do wonders for your hair, too!

From cleaning grime, to polishing your shoes and perfecting a dye job, toothbrushes are a cheap tool you need to make better use of. Next time you swap it out for a newer one, label the brush as "old" and store it in the cleaning drawer!

Scroll through to see all the unusual uses for toothbrushes:

It'll become your number one cleaning secret!

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