A shimmering smile isn’t the only thing toothpaste can be credited for. That little magical tube of paste can conquer everything from carpet and clothing stains to burns and water rings.

So, before you aim for some harsh cleaning agents, try some of these total toothless cleaning tips that may just crest your expectations.

Have some favorite apps, household hints or savings secrets of your own you'd like to share? Or searching for a solution? We'd love to hear from you. Email Marie Havenga at mhavenga@grandhaventribune.com. Include your name, address and phone number. You may also snail-mail ideas to: Trib Tips, 101 N. Third St., Grand Haven, MI 49417; or call 616-847-2628.

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Every landlord in your audience just cringed when they read your first suggested use for toothpaste: to patch small holes in walls. It's but a temporary fix because as soon as the toothpaste dries, it shrinks and falls out. Spackle is cheap and it provides a permanent fix.

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