Home Life Hacks You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

Remove Scratches On Furniture With Toothpaste

We all end up with small scratches in the finishes of our furniture from time to time. However, before you go spending hundreds of dollars to get your couch refinished, try using some toothpaste to get those marks out. Using a pea-sized amount of non-gel paste, rub the scratch in a circular motion until it buffs out, and then clean the remainder with a damp towel.


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The More You Know

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