We are advised to change our toothbrush at least every 3 months or sooner if it is showing signs of wear. which over a person’s lifetime is a lot of toothbrushes.
Have you ever wondered of a further use for your brush once your teeth have finished with it?
It is estimated that 256 million toothbrushes are discarded every year and surveys suggest people would be happy to repurpose their brushes.
Here are a few suggestions you may find useful.
- NAIL BRUSH
It could be used to remove stubborn dirt from under fingernails when a nail brush is not available’
- BICYCLE CHAIN
They are very good to get into all the nooks and crannies of a bicycle chain to remove unwanted debris.
Toothbrushes are very good for removing debris from your computer keyboard.
Toothbrushes are very good at getting in nooks and crannies especially around taps or when tiling grout needs to be refreshed.
- FISH TANKS
Toothbrushes are very good at cleaning ornaments and filters in fish tanks this I can vouch for.
Toothbrushes can be used to add high/low lights to your hair if you tend to do your own home colouring.
Toothbrushes are very useful in cleaning jewellery especially ring mounts.
Toothbrushes can also be used to clean between your Dog ‘s paws especially in the summer when they are prone to picking up grass seeds in between their claws.
I hope you have found this blog useful and before you throw your next brush away think of what other use it may have.
it is very important that you change your manual or electric toothbrush head on a regular basis maximum 3 months which help stops build up of bacteria and allows for more effective brushing