Cooktop Cove: 7 interesting and surprising uses for baby wipes you might not know about
Baby wipes aren't just for babies. They are incredibly useful because they are already moistened, can be easily carried with you and are disposable. Ask any mom you know, and they will tell you that wet wipes are used for much more than diaper changes.
You can easily find unscented baby wipes very inexpensively. Small travel size packages fit well under sinks, in drawers and even in a purse. These baby wipe hacks show just how useful baby wipes can be.
1. Clean up a spill (h/t To Be Thode)
Use a baby wipe to quickly clean up spills in your home, including on your carpet. If you move quickly enough, you can prevent a stain from setting by blotting the carpet with a baby wipe. Even already-dried stains may be removed with the cleaning power of a baby wipe. The key to successful carpet stain removal is to catch the stain as soon as possible.
2. Wipe a dry erase board clean (h/t Successful Homemakers)
If you've ever forgotten to wipe off the marker from a dry erase board, you know that aged marker can be hard to remove. The light oils and cleaning solution found in baby wipes is the ideal solution to stained white boards. Simply clean the dry erase surface with a baby wipe and dry with a cloth.
3. Erase paint mistakes (h/t Lake Girl Paints)
If you've made a mistake on a painting project, don't panic. Baby wipes can serve as an eraser for paint mishaps. Simply use the wipe to remove paint from the project. Move to a new, clean section of the wipe frequently to minimize smearing. You can even use a wet wipe to clean up your hands, work space and the floor.
4. Solve beauty problems (h/t One Good Thing)
Baby wipes work well for taking care of beauty problems. A travel-size pack will tuck into a bathroom drawer or even into a large makeup bag. Use wipes to remove hair dye from skin, clean up nail polish when giving yourself a manicure and clean up makeup spills on your counter. You can even use a wet wipe as a makeup remover. The light oils quickly break down waterproof eye makeup.
5. Remove dirt and watermarks from microfiber (h/t Lily Button Designs)
One of the downsides to microfiber furniture is that it can be difficult to clean. Many microfiber piecess reveal watermarks once you try to clean them. Baby wipes contain a combination of cleaners that work efficiently to remove dirt, stains and watermarks from microfiber furniture. Simply rub the wipe over the stained area and dry thoroughly with a blow dryer.
6. Quickly dust house plants (h/t Expert Home Tips)
Real or fake, it doesn't matter. Baby wipes are safe for a baby's sensitive skin and safe for indoor plants. To quickly remove dust from leaves, use a baby wipe. As an added bonus, the light oils will help give greenery a nice shine.
7. Create colorful art
Baby wipes can be a quick distraction for children with this creative art project. Grab the center of a wipe and twist it into a long bundle. Secure with rubber bands or small plastic hair ties. Use markers to color. Blot with a paper towel, unroll and reveal a custom tie dye masterpiece. Watch to the end of this video to see how cute they turn out.
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