I think we all end up having a problem with our headlights. The cars' headlights. They become foggy and dull which means they no longer cast bright light. And it just looks bad. There are products out there now that say they clear up that foggy-ness. I don't know if they really work or not. I honestly can't afford to spend money on some headlight-clearing solution. And what's to say it actually works? If it doesn't, you are out the money. I never actually put this much thought into my car's headlights before the other day.
I was on Pinterest (where else? :) ) and saw a pin where someone used toothpaste to solve this little problem. I thought that would be neat if it worked, but I didn't "like" it or "re-pin" it because I didn't want to look silly if it turned out to be fake. But it was nagging at me to give it a try. I mean, really, what was there to be lost by trying it? A little toothpaste and a few minutes of my time. And if it didn't really work, then at least my headlights would be clean of pollen....for a few minutes anyway. So with a few minutes on my hands (we were waiting for the time to go to the bus stop) I decided to get Abby to help me give it a go.
Did it work? Well, pictures speak volumes.
Is that not the coolest thing?!?!? I was stoked (yes, stoked) that this cleared up the headlights! And I didn't have to go out and buy anything. All it cost was what I usually spend on my regular 'ole Colgate Total Whitening. :)
Okay, so all I did was take a washcloth, squeeze out about a quarter-sized blob of toothpaste, then rub it on the headlight in little circles. I tried to do it for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then rinsed it off with water and voila! And Abby had fun dumping water on the car. :)
As an added bonus, Abby made a new friend while we were out there.
I'm really loving these double-duty around-the-house kind of things. :)