Mum shares clever toothpaste hack to stop kids trashing the bathroom every time they brush their teeth.

Mum Alicia, shared a video in the Kmart Hacks & Decor Facebook group, on how she filled a Kmart soap dispenser with toothpaste – making it easier for the kids to get toothpaste on their actual brush. Winning!

She writes: ‘Sick of wasting toothpaste and the kid making a mess….. problem solved.’

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Other members of the group couldn’t wait to give it a go and thanked her for the idea.

‘Omg! You have saved my bathroom!!! Xx Thank you,’ said one.

Added another: ‘Omg this is the best idea!!!’

‘Great idea btw. I’m going to get onto this one tomorrow. Any excuse to go to Kmart!’

‘I think you have just saved me an every morning **** fight of who made the toothpaste yuck ????’

‘What an amazing idea! Genius!’

Why didn’t we think of this sooner?!

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  • Wish I knew this when my kids were little – terrific idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I am doing this today. No more messy tubes or lost caps!

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  • love this! such a frustrating job, what a good hack

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  • Very clever indeed, thanks for sharing.

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  • I see how it won’t be on the tooth paste tube but I don’t think it will stop the kids from squirting it on the benches. I also feel like filling this up would be so time consuming. Not for me but I can see how it might help others.

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  • You need to be able to buy toothpaste that you can pour into the new type of container. You can get gadgets that you use at the base of the toothpaste tube that you adjust to move the toothpaste from the bottom of the tube up towards the opening and not need to squeeze the middle of the tube and waste so much. It isn’t always solid toothpaste that needs to be cleaned up in the bathroom. Sometimes it is liquidy from in your mouth.

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  • I want this for my toothpaste! I wonder if it would dry out and get stuck in the pump?! I suppose not if you’re brushing regularly.

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  • What a clever idea i have to do this thanks for sharing :)

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  • This would have to be among the top hacks of all time. Thank you so much

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  • Wow, that is a lot of toothpaste though to fill the dispenser!

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  • This is an awesome idea! I definitely need to try this!!!

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  • What a great idea. When do kids every grow out of strangling the toothpaste tube but leaving a mess everywhere. My 18 year old still does it !!!

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  • Colgate already has a pump dispenser. It’s been around for decades


    • I remember the pump dispenser now that you mention it! However, you still have to hold the tube with one hand and press the pump with the other while lining it up with your toothpaste. I struggled with this as a child. I think the soap dispenser idea is much better.

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  • what a great idea! thank you so much for sharing – I love it

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  • I’m tempted to think this would waste more toothpaste and still create as much mess ….. but, oh for a solution to the problem, it would be a godsend!!

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