Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Smile! It's Works-For-Me Wednesday!



Works-For-Me Wednesday time again?! Wow, can't believe the a week has flown by so fast! Don't forget to head over there to check out the other great ideas.

Here's my simple little tip.

Did you know that you should replace your toothbrush every three months?
(OK, I know that there are some of you thinking....Every three months!? That's just a conspiracy to get us to buy more dental products. Yea, I was right there with you. Then I did a little math. If you go to the dentist every six months. And you should! You get a new brush then. So that leaves only two new toothbrushes a year to buy, for less than $5 total. Some of you spend that much on one Venti Venti Grande Caffefine-allatte at the Bucks place each day! Come on guys, you only have to brush the teeth you want to keep!)

But if you're like me, you can never remember when you got your last new toothbrush, so you just wait the six months until your next dentist appointment and use the spiffy new one you get then.

Try this: when you bring home a new toothbrush (for yourself or a family member), take out a Sharpie or other permanent marker and write on the handle the date it should be thrown away - three months from the day that you're writing.

No more guessing whether or not that brush has past it's prime. Works for Me!

Now don't forget you have an appointment over at Shannon's for more ideas that make you smile. And it won't hurt a bit!

13 comments:

AnIowaMom said...

I'm with you ... I never remember! I'll give your idea a try! Hopefully it will work for me too!

I have a WFMW up with an idea on how to preserve your child's school and/or art work.

Susanne said...

I never remember either. I'm looking for that sharpie now!

Pass The Torch said...

Great idea!

Thanks for commenting on my WFMW - how to get your kids to buy into 30 Days of Nothing.

Home of Pass the Torch Tuesday

Larae said...

I'm another one that doesn't remember.. does the Sharpie wear off though? Thank you for the tip..it's important and most people just never think of it!

Michelle said...

that's a great idea!! I always have trouble remembering when that 3 months is up too :) My dentist stopped giving away the free toothbrushes :( That was the only reason I made sure to go every 6 months! LOL

The Fisher Family said...

I love getting a new toothbrush but I forget too...I'll try it. Thanks for stopping by my site....when you get the Bitter Apple make sure that 1st you spray your pointer and middle finger and coat the back of her tongue generously so that you sensitize her. It doesn't hurt them at all. Don't allow any water for 15 minutes...she will make a face and be grossed out but everything you spray it on she'll leave alone!!!! I have heard of people having to "sensitize" twice b/c their dog was determined. LOL! ;-)

Heth said...

Oooh, good one! But I'm thinking I might just write the kids' names on the toothbrush, they tend to get mixed up sometimes..... gross.

Uug, the dentist. We are all due to go and I'm avoiding.

Casey said...

How clever you are! :)
Great tip!

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

great idea. now i need to buy a new toothbrush....

thanks for visiting my blog

Thida said...

Great idea! Thanks for your kind wish on my blog!

Erin said...

Great idea. I usually just wait until they start to look a little gross. Now I need an idea how to keep my toddler from losing his toothbrush. He thinks they're a toy.

Kristen said...

Great idea! I know I don't rotate our toothbrushes enough.

Thanks for the tip!

Dawn said...

I found you on Kristen's comments - read about your aunt in the CIA. That's a great story! I have some fascinating friends and relatives - I should jump on board. Not quite that fascinating, though!!