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7 Ways Polident Is The Best Household Cleaner In Your Home

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No one really loves cleaning, right? I guess there are a few people out there who probably enjoy the process, but it's really the results most of us actually like.

It's always nice to see a home all sparkly and tidy after we spend all kinds of time getting it ready, but did you realize there was an easy solution to some of your more tedious tasks?

I know Magic Erasers are great, and there is always room for baking soda in a cleaning routine, but the secret ingredient we've all been missing out on is denture cleaner.

Denture cleaning tablets like Polident are useful in many different ways. Here are just some of the handy tasks these tablets can take on.

1. Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Polident and other denture cleaning tablets work wonders on that stuck on grime in the toilet. Just drop two to three tabs into the bowl and let it sit for 10-15 minutes while the bubbles go to work.

Scrub the toilet like you normally would, and it'll be sparkling in no time without having to put in as much elbow grease in.

2. Jewelry Cleaner

For your hard-stone jewelry, denture tablets can be your best friend. Add a tablet to a cup of warm water with your diamond or gold jewelry and after 20 minutes you'll be able to see it shining like new.

Just be careful not to use it on soft stones like pearls or Lapis because they can be damaged by the solution.

3. Hair Brush

Other than pulling out the loose hair, when was the last time you actually scrubbed your hair brush? Probably not something you do all that often, is it?

Well, cleaning off all the built up dirt and oils will help restore your brush to it's original state, so just soak it for 20 minutes with a denture tablet in water and then rinse it and let it dry. Then you won't be adding old grease back into your hair while you brush it!

4. Stained Plastic

I know that your lasagna leftovers probably tasted great for lunch, but now your Tupperware is stained red. The dishwasher isn't going to get it out, but a denture cleaning tablet can!

Warm water and a denture tablet is all you need, let it soak for a while, even letting it sit overnight, and then when you rinse it out it should be as good as new!

5. Small Bottles or Vases

If you have a bottle that you just can't get your dish brush into, you can break up some denture cleaner tablets and put them inside with some warm water and voila! Finally clean!

The denture cleaner will bubble up and after a few minutes you can rinse away all of those built up stains you haven't been able to clean.

6. Stained Mugs

You know when you forget to rinse out a coffee cup and then that stain just stays there forever and ever? Well, there's an easy solution to that if you have a denture cleaning tablet!

Leave the tablet in warm water in the mug and after it stops fizzing you can wash it out. All those stains should be long gone.

7. Clogged Drains

If your sink is clogged, save yourself the harsh chemicals and instead put three denture tablets in the drain with a cup of vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes.

It'll loosen everything up and then run warm water down the sink and you'll see that it drains easily and quickly.

Source - Apartment Therapy / Huffington Post/ One Good Thing / Pop Sugar

Did you know that denture cleaning tablets were so versatile?