Monday, October 14, 2013

Five Other Ways You Can Use Q-tips

So, apparently you're not supposed to put cotton swabs inside your ears to clean them. (Cue Girls OCD-like comments below.) Uh huh, that's right. Cotton swabs, however, are useful for lots of things. I keep a container on my dresser and never travel without them. I buy Q-tip brand cotton swabs, made in the USA, in bulk at Costco.

Here are five "other" things you can do with cotton swabs:

  1. Electronics Care -- Clean in between the keys, around the screen, and in all the nooks and crannies of your keyboard, remotes, phones, and other electronic devices.
  2. First Aid -- Put ointment on small boo-boos, dab tea tree oil to cuts and pimples, and stop the bleeding of scratches and nicks.
  3. Makeup Application -- Remove stray mascara smudges, smudge eyeliner, and clean up lipstick around the mouth.
  4. Nail Care -- Apply cuticle oil, clean under fingernails, and tidy up nail polish lines.
  5. Home -- Touch up paint on walls, dab glue to broken dishes, and clean hard to reach places.
Please note: Glass container shown above is not made in the USA.


  1. I'm not at Girls level ear OCD level, but I MUST QTip my ears. I must have my eargasm!!

  2. I give them to my daughter to use for applying glue. This has prevented many a mess!

    1. Such a great idea, Mel. I bet there are lots of kids' projects where Q-tips would be really useful, for sure.