Most people who need to clean their ears use a Q-tip when they feel that particular itch. But as it turns out, these things aren’t useful solely for cleaning your ears, because they can be made to reach small nooks and corners when you are cleaning your smaller items. Apply some rubbing alcohol and voila! You have a miniature cleaning tool that works on various household times and products.
Furniture, Walls, And Floors
Q-tips are a good way to touch up paint on cabinets or walls without creating a noticeable mess. What they are also good for, is applying wood stain that can cover scratches and in furniture and floors.
Keeping Your Iron Steamy
Does your iron no longer function the way it needs to, delivering freshening steam and effectively cleansing the clothes you press, at least partially? It is possible there has been mineral deposit building up in the vents in all that time, so start making a 2-1 mix off baking soda and water, and make a paste. Apply this to the soleplate and then wipe it off with a wet cloth.
Dip the tips in distilled water and throw the ends into the steam vents. Clear the water in the reservoir and replace it with distilled water, followed by running the iron on full steam. This should clean up the vents as well as the soleplate.
Most homes have nooks and crannies that require cleaning, but there is the concern of this creating and even bigger mess when you use a large cleaning tool. Q-tips, being small, can be used to pick up the dirt, dust, and makeup that gets stuck in the tracks of medicine cabinets, and other hard to reach places.
Windowsills are another area that homeowners have trouble with. Dust build up pretty fast in the corners, where few things other than a Q-tip can be used to remove the mess and not add to it instead.
Your computer keyboard may look shiny all the time, but if you are not cleaning it well, it is a veritable source of germs, dust, and food particles, most of which gets carried on your fingers and deposited among the keys.
Dip Q-tips in alcohol and swipe the cotton tip between the keys. Leave put no areas. This is equally good for the office as for home. Get rid of those germs, and you can work in a cleaner environment.