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10 Ways to Reuse an Old Toothbrush

By Just Heather |

My girls are rough on toothbrushes — they misplace them, drop them in the toilet, collect pet hair under the couch (what?!) or seem to destroy them long before the usual lifespan is up.

We buy a new toothbrush for each of them about once per month. The missing toothbrush always seems to show up shortly after.

Luckily, it’s not a total loss — there are tons of uses for old toothbrushes!

Before you throw it out, check out these great ideas to reuse an old toothbrush.

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How to Reuse an Old Toothbrush


Boiling water will help you bend a toothbrush to your will. I think the girls would get a real kick out of these bracelets. It just might be a Scout project later this year
Photo and tutorial via Stars for Streetlights

I received products from Johnson & Johnson as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Kids Cavity-Free School Year Program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own. Click here to see more of the discussion.

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About Just Heather


Just Heather

Heather Sokol babbles about shoes, cocktails, and, mostly, her family. She and her geeky husband are raising four kids and losing sanity daily. They live their gluten free life on a budget while Heather shares her deals, tips and coupon savvy. Read more on her blog Just HeatherTwitter or Pinterest. Read bio and latest posts → Read Heather's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “10 Ways to Reuse an Old Toothbrush

  1. daniellesmith says:

    Ahhh – handy NEW ways! I have used them to clean tile and floors and for corn, but never have been quite so creative before. Great suggestions!

  2. SunnyChanel says:

    Okay. Those are ALL awesome. There are some very clever tips there…I especially love the bracelets and toothbrush holders.

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