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Life Hacks: 9 Genius Uses For Toothpaste (Aside From Brushing Your Teeth)

09/04/2015 17:22 BST | Updated 09/04/2015 17:59 BST

Toothpaste is designed to keep your pearly-whites clean and gleaming.

But did you know that it also, inadvertently, holds the key to domestic bliss?

While a few of us at HuffPost UK Lifestyle have tried the age-old trick of putting toothpaste on our spots. We seem to have missed a fair few hacks for making the most of that tube of Colgate.

Until now, that is.

Without further ado, here are nine alternative toothpaste uses you need to know about.

1) Shine silver

shine silver

2) Clean your bathroom taps

bathroom taps

3) Remove stains from mugs

mug stain

4) Remove make-up smudges from surfaces

makeup smudges

5) Remove odours from fingertips

banish odour

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6) Plot where to hang pictures with it

plot gallery wall

7) Erase watermarks on wood

watermarks

8) Remove permanent marker stains

permo marker stains

9) Make your trainers gleam

trainers

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