#900 Multitasking while brushing your teeth

When you gotta go, grab a toothbrush and maximize your time

Hey, there’s a lot to get done around here.

Oh what, you thought those magazines on top of the toilet were just going to organize themselves? Yeah, right. And I suppose the shower curtain would magically get pulled out and straightened by the same invisible bathroom butler too, right?

No, but seriously though: isn’t it all about maximizing time while you’re scraping away at your pearly yellows? I mean, you get the basic motions down after the first few hundred practices, and then it’s like hey, hey, couple minutes of free time every night during the big brush. If this sounds at all like you, then congratulations: You may be a Toothpaste Stroller.

Toothpaste Strollers don’t worry because they know their molars aren’t going anywhere, so they check email, set the alarm clock, or put on pajama bottoms while brushing away. I mean, just look at that picture of a baby brushing her teeth while getting toilet trained at the same time. Folks, it’s like I always say: We can learn much from the baby.

Now, if you’re like me, then whatever you do while brushing your teeth ends up taking much longer than normal and is incredibly awkward. But that’s part of the fun. I mean, say you’re taking off your socks with one hand while brushing with the other — well, that’s like two minutes of awkward hopping and peeling while your actual brushing loses focus and maybe even slips out of your mouth a few times. You end up grabbing the counter before you slip, a half-peeled sock on your foot, a few foamy streaks across your lips, and you just have to laugh.

Because you’ll get it eventually.

And when you do you’ll become an official member of the Toothpaste Stroller Club. Fellow members, you know what I’m talking about. You know that multitasking while brushing your teeth scratches a small Type A part of your brain just the right way. Yes, because instead of examining your zits or flaring your nostrils in the mirror, you can feel satisfied that as you spit that puddle of foamy Colgate into the sink, that dog-eared pile of Time magazines on top of the toilet is just as organized and ready for bed as you are.


These feet were made for walking.

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36 thoughts on “#900 Multitasking while brushing your teeth

  1. You so crack me up!!

    I do this every single time I brush my teeth – including walking from room to room…..but not up and down steps (that one’s a no-no!)

  2. darn, already 10% done with this site.

    I so do this. I’ll even start brushing my teeth in my dorm room and be done by the time i get to the bathroom, ultimate time saver.

  3. Congrats on completing the first 100 Awesome things! Just think, if you’d been less ambitious, you’d be done now. But we’re all glad you’re not!

    Regarding today’s post, I confess to being a toothbrushing multitasker. Socks: yep. Make-up: yep. Packing a lunch, yep. I even multitask on other people’s tooth-brushing. I brush my kid’s hair while she’s in front of the sink brushing her teeth. In addition to allowing us to make it to the bus on time, her “ow, MOM!”s are muffled by the toothpaste foam.

  4. Lol .. very cool blog and loving the clean theme and great pictures too! no.1 has got to be 1000awesomethings.com :D

  5. I get up really late to go to school. So normally, while brushing my teeth, I’ll be putting on makeup, putting on clothes, packing my backpack, texting, going through the laundry basket for socks, or even finishing up my algebra homework.

  6. Ahhh so happy to find this one, because I am definitely, 100% a Toothpaste Stroller. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t multitasking while brushing my teeth, it just feels like wasted time when there are so many other things I could be doing! This is great.

  7. My friend told me that he eat breakfast while brushing.
    eats….while….brushing…….hmmmm, how do you pull THAT off???

  8. the best time saver i know is to brush while in the shower!!
    it saves time and water and means you can have a couple more minutes to just stand in the warm water without feeling like you’re wasting time
    i’m also pretty sure warm water is better for cleaning your teeth than cold

    its all good as long as you don’t mix up the toothpaste and the soap…

  9. My husband’s a Toothpaste Stroller but he’s not as good at it as he’d like to have you believe. More often than not, I’m the one who has to clean up toothpaste spit from the floor, lightswitches, etc., so I can’t say I’m a really big fan of Toothpaste Strollers. Sorry.

  10. Brushing your teeth in the shower while you pee – ultimate. And yes, I always use warm water to rinse after a brush; I’ve got those sensitive teeth, you know!

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  12. This is me, through and through!! (Except I have the sock-brush combo down to a T) My Mum yells at me and my Nan calls me odd, but do I care? No, I’m exercising my brain, thus improving my ability to multi-task!

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