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15 Toothbrush Hacks To Save You Money And Time

15 Toothbrush Hacks To Save You Money And Time

Brushing your teeth can be boring and time consuming. But, that little toothbrush can help you be sooo much more. With these hacks, you’ll help out your wallet, your time frame and your level of awesomeness. Check it out:

Beauty Tooth Brush Hacks

1. Tame the Eyebrows

Some days you just wake up and find your eyebrows strewn about like a tree that just survived a tornado. Don’t waste your money with fancy eyebrow combs, instead bust out your toothbrush. You can comb those little suckers right into submission.

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    2. Brush Away Dark Spots

    Grab some baking soda and a bit of lemon juice, and your toothbrush, and BAM you’ve got your very own spot remover. Beauty salons step aside:

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      3. Tame Flyaways

      Do you have a few strands of hair that refuse to cooperate? Just throw some hairspray onto that handy dandy tooth brush and comb away!

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        4. Declump Mascara

        You don’t have to go to work with chunky eyelashes any longer. Apply your mascara, identify the problem areas and brush them away with your toothbrush.

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          5. Exfoliate your Lips

          Do you ever get dry and cracked lips? Does it really put a downer on your day? Well, grab your toothbrush and exfoliate away those dead skin cells. Slap some lip gloss on those suckers and you are good to go!

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            6. Away with Fingernail Dirt!

            One way or another, we often get bits of dirt and grime stuck under our fingernails. You don’t have to walk around in such disgust when you’ve got a toothbrush by you side. Just get some soapy water and scrub that dirt away!

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              7. Streamline Hair Dye

              Who doesn’t love grabbing a new awesome look with the assistance of some hair dye? Although the final product might be awesome, the process can be a little messy. Not to worry, with your handy dandy toothbrush you can easily apply and direct that colorful concoction.

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                8. Texture Creation

                When you want to add a little texture to your look, your toothbrush is the perfect aid. Put those beautiful locks up in a braid and go from flat to fashionable with a little work from the hairbrush.

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                  9. Doodle the night away

                  For this one, you will need some pens and an electric toothbrush. Grab some tape and slap those pens right onto the base of that toothbrush. Lay out some paper and suddenly you’ve got an awesome doodle tool. Get your creativity ready!

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                    Cleaning Hacks

                    10. Remove Bubble Gum from Cloth

                    Bubble gum is notorious for the struggle of getting it out of clothing. This incredible challenge can be easily conquered with the scrubbing assistance of your toothbrush.

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                      11. Keyboard Crumbs

                      When you work at your computer all day, its likely to get more than few crumbs stuck in there. Combine that with the normal dirt particles, and you’ve got suddenly got the need to clean. Grab your toothbrush and safely remove the yuck from your keyboard with ease.

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                        12. Jewelry Cleanse

                        Jewelry is awesome, but it can start to show dirt after repeated uses. A toothbrush has the perfect level of stiffness to gently clean your most precious stones. Be sure to grab some jewelry cleaner and scrub away!

                        Cleaning a diamond ring with soapy water and a toothbrush.

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                          13. Corn Hair Be Gone

                          Those silky hairs on corn cobs can be a real bummer. They get everywhere, and they are hard to remove. Ditch that drama and make those little suckers disappear with the assist of your toothbrush.

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                            14. Keruig Cleanse

                            Coffee is a critical part of the morning for many. Your Keruig may just be the most important tool in your kitchen. Keep it clean by using your toothbush o remove any stubborn coffee grounds. You’ll make better tasting coffee and be happier for it.

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                              15. Prepare the Can Opener

                              Your can opener is likely to get some grime on it with continued use. Don’t put up with that nasty! Instead grab your toothbrush and clean away!

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                                Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                                Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                                Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                                1. Exercise Daily

                                It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                                If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                                Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                                If you’re a morning person, check out these morning exercises that will start your day off right.

                                2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                                Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                                One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                                This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                                3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                                Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                                Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                                Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                                4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                                Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                                The basic nutritional advice includes:

                                • Eat unprocessed foods
                                • Eat more veggies
                                • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                                • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                                Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                                  5. Watch Out for Travel

                                  Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                                  This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                                  If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                                  6. Start Slow

                                  Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                                  If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                                  7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                                  Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                                  My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                                  If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                                  I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                                  Final Thoughts

                                  Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                                  Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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