Toothpaste isn’t just for a brighter smile. While it was originally designed to help keep teeth clean, it surprisingly comes in handy for household chores too.

Faucets: Place a dab of toothpaste on a microfibre cloth and rub it onto your facet in a circular motion to shine it up. Use a damp microfibre cloth to remove the toothpaste residue, then buff dry with a clean microfibre cloth to really make it sparkle.

Crayon marks on your walls: Did your children get a little creative and give your family room walls a crayon makeover? Don’t fret! A little bit of white, non-gel toothpaste will do the trick. Simply add a dab of toothpaste to a damp microfibre cloth and rub it over the crayon marks. Remove the toothpaste with a clean, damp microfibre cloth. Always make sure to try this method in an inconspicuous place first, before using it out in the open, to make sure it won’t damage your paint.

Foggy bathroom mirror: Avoid a foggy mirror after your shower by adding a dab of toothpaste to a microfibre cloth and coating your mirror prior to showering. Remove toothpaste residue with a clean, damp microfibre cloth then, hop into the shower. When you get out of the shower, the mirror will be clear!

Food odour on your fingers: Chopping garlic and onions for that perfect dinner dish will often leave an odour on your fingers.  Stop the odour in its tracks by washing your hands with water and a dab of toothpaste and leave them smelling minty fresh.