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■ Re-whiten grubby train­ers by giv­ing them a quick scrub with toothpaste on a cloth. Too minty? Vase­line also makes a cheap shoe pol­ish.

■ Keep your sil­ver trin­kets and jew­ellery lovely and shiny by rub­bing with toothpaste be­fore rins­ing and cloth-dry­ing. If

you’re lucky enough to have di­a­monds, it also works on them. ■ Un­fog your bath­room mir­ror in a jiffy. Rub with toothpaste and wipe with a clean, dry cloth. ■ It sounds ec­cen­tric, but in a pinch you can fill small holes in the walls with a blob of toothpaste. You know that in­evitable white lump of paste that sticks in the sink when you brush your teeth?

Use it to your ad­van­tage by rub­bing it around with a sponge – it makes a great cleaner. You can also use it to clean wa­ter marks from the taps. Wipe a lit­tle toothpaste around your fridge seal to keep it clean and minty-fresh!

Just like coffee stains our teeth, it can also leave mugs look­ing brown and dirty. Rub coffee stains with toothpaste and rinse for a pris­tine fin­ish.

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