A Really, Really Great Cleaning Tool

by Nancy on January 2, 2010

For Christmas my dad gave me a bunch of old electric toothbrushes because I mentioned some of my kids might like to use them. I was a little grossed out that some of them had old, used brush heads. When I asked him about that he said, “Oh, that’s because your mother uses them for cleaning. And I thought wow, I never thought of that, it’s a good idea. (Leave it to my mom, the queen of clean.)

Before - Kitchen Sink Drain

A few days ago I tried out the electric toothbrush in my shower. Oh my gosh! It took me about 2 minutes to get into all the corners and tile grout and make all that mucky stuff that likes to gather there disappear.

Cleaning the drain with my new favorite tool!

Today I was staring at my kitchen sink and realized the electric toothbrush was just the thing to get the muck that gathers around the faucet and sink drain. It took about 60 seconds. I’m so excited about it I took before and after pictures.

My gleaming sink

Aren’t you dazzled by my sparkling sink? (And please, no comments on how disgusting I let it get, unlike my mom, I am not the queen of clean.) Best of all you probably have an old electric toothbrush sitting around, or have an electric toothbrush that needs a new head anyway. Try it and let me know what you think.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Hattendorf January 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I am in no position to comment.

Nancy Nancy January 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Don’t you love how I was able to make the last photo look the heavens opened?

Mary January 9, 2010 at 7:47 am

did you Photoshop that????
(shame, shame….)

Nancy Nancy January 9, 2010 at 8:23 am

No, it really turned out that way!

Mary January 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

So far, all my electric toothbrush bases have died horrible deaths so I have never had a spare available to devote to cleaning. Maybe someday.

But I had the foresight to make all my new bathroom tile grout dirt-colored so there’s one cleaning issue solved! Or is it? :)

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