How sustainable is your bamboo toothbrush?
It happens to all of us. One morning you pick up your brush to perform the daily ritual. But something is not the same. You look at it and notice. The bristles are not as resilient as before and rather remind hangover-morning hair. And the handle is nothing like that youthful bamboo branch you used to know but a darkish chunk of driftwood.
You come to realize – the toothbrush has served your beautiful smile and has to give place to a new one. Yet, this does not mean you have to buy your old toothbrush a one-way ticket to the landfill. Below, you’ll read 7 ways to reuse a bamboo toothbrush.
When the brush is not suitable anymore for cleaning teeth, it can still serve its mission. Keep using it as a cleaning tool for tricky and hard to reach spots, for instance, to get rid of these annoying dark stains between the tiles in the bathroom.
From bathroom to kitchen
Another retired toothbrush can find a new home in your kitchen and help you effectively clean small details like the blades of a hand blender or a kettle’s gooseneck.
Who wouldn’t want to keep their kicks good as new for years? Your old toothbrush will come in handy, no need to buy a polishing brush!
DIY plant markers
Maybe you have a garden or grow baby spinach and microgreens on the windowsill. May be your mom has a pot of peonies in her house.
Remove the bristles, stick the holder into the flowerpot, and loosely tie your plant with a craft string. The plant holder is good to go!
Pull out the bristles, and you get a few little openings in which you can place the incense sticks. Make the holder even more pretty by painting the handle with acrylic colors.
Awake your imagination and revive your artistic skills. A bamboo handle has unlimited potential if you let that creative mind of yours flow!
Bottom line. Upcycling is one of the pillars of sustainable living. Every little step can make a huge impact. All you have to do is maintain this mindset and be creative in giving old things a new life!
Do you know more way to reuse a bamboo toothbrush? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below.