Just look at it…my embarrassing toothbrush I use for cleaning tile grout in my kitchen….all those grease stains that get caught between the tiles above the stove….embarrassing, I tell you. And I clean the back splash every time I cook! So now, what am I going to do with this awful stickiness on the toothbrush? Well, I’m not going to throw it out because I’d need a factory of toothbrushes for my kitchen (the whole thing is tiled!…that’s how they used to make homes in Sicily a long time ago..) So I thought, VINEGAR! I use it to clean everything….I love the stuff. I even do a 50\50 ratio of vinegar to water and keep it in a travel size spray bottle in my purse to use as disinfectant for our hands before we eat when we are out dining. Anyway, back to bristles….so I grabbed my beloved vinegar and filled a plastic cup with a 50\50 ratio of WARM vinegar to baking soda….boy was it erupting like a volcano!….and stuck my brush in. a couple of hours later….look at it! Just look at it! So clean I could use it to brush my teeth...but I won’t, don’t worry. I didn’t have to do anything except rinse it under running water. Now, I’m curious if this will work for my nasty, I mean nasty, broom bristles? So try it and let me know how it works for you. I don’t know if it will work on all types of bristles, but we’ll have to try as we go along. For now, it worked on coated bristles like toothbrushes.
Happy bristle cleaning!
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