What do you get when you combine Drew and Jonathan Scott, cool hacks for your home and car, and sick beats? Well, we did just that — and created the ultimate mashup.

Welcome to DIY Ditties.

Why do we love the Scott Brothers? Easy — because we groove on so many of the same things. Like helping you save money (and time). Equipping you with the tools you need to DIY with confidence – from home maintenance to insurance. (And, yeah, we admit it, a weakness for flashy silver suits.)

So without further ado, we’ll let the brothers blow your mind with a brand-new use for toothpaste.

DIY Ditty Track #1: Everything Is Brighter

Let’s take it step by step

To recap, here’s how to get the funk off of your headlights.

  1. Squeeze a generous line of toothpaste (baking soda kind works best) on each headlight.
  2. Scrub-scrub-scrub with a damp toothbrush or old rag.
  3. Rinse with water or clean off with a wet cloth.

Lo and behold — clean and clear headlights! Toothpaste: not just for teeth.

Related: DIY Ditty Track #2: Get A Grip

Other hacks to shine up your ride

Grab one of these household staples next time you’re up for a DIY detailing.


Dust your AC vents and other nooks and crannies with an old, clean paintbrush (have a vacuum on hand for any errant dust and crumbs).

Check out:  How to Become a Home Maintenance Maven

Magic eraser

Use a damp melamine foam eraser to buff stains and grime off of vinyl and leather. Be gentle!

Rubbing alcohol

If your windshield wiper blades are leaving streaks even after being replaced in the past couple of months, clean them off with a rubbing alcohol-soaked swab or cotton pad (just pinch and glide).

More cool hacks and helpful tips

Look out for more DIY Ditties from Esurance and the Scott Brothers in the coming weeks. Until then, keep the party going with even more hacks and tips for your home and car.

How to use your rearview mirrors like a champ

Hazard lights: Live (less) dangerously

The rock-n-roll guide to windshield protection


Catch up on DIY Ditties

Get A Grip

Thanks To The Walnut

Three Sweeps You’re Done

Smooth Again 

Cabinet Action

Hail To The Tread

DIY hacks | For your car

about Lauren

A recovering English professor, repatriated expat and startup geek, Lauren speaks several languages, including Spanish, French, Academese, and Tech Lite. When she isn’t writing for Esurance, you might find her reading, marathoning Netflix, or gathering data to decide which San Francisco museums host the best nightlife events. She has a complicated relationship with the Oxford comma.