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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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                          Cooking Hacks

                          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 March 13, 2019

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                                Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                                You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                                Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                                1. Work on the small tasks.

                                When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                                Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                                2. Take a break from your work desk.

                                Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                                Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                                3. Upgrade yourself

                                Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                                The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                                4. Talk to a friend.

                                Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                                Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                                5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                                If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                                Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                                Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                                6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                                If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                                Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                                Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                                7. Read a book (or blog).

                                The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                                Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                                Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                                8. Have a quick nap.

                                If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                                9. Remember why you are doing this.

                                Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                                What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                                10. Find some competition.

                                Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                                Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                                11. Go exercise.

                                Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                                Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                                As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                                Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                                12. Take a good break.

                                Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                                Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                                Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                                Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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