Thursday, September 15, 2011

Baby Wipes: Good for more than just a baby's bottom!

Okay, so maybe this is a strange title, but after my daughter's incident of coloring on the carpet the other day, I decided that there must be many ways people use baby wipes.  Here's a list of a few things I came up with:

1.  Removing deodorant residue from clothing.  Have you ever gotten dressed to then look in the mirror and see deodorant spots all over your shirt?  I'm sure I'm not the only one who answered 'yes'.   Simply take a baby wipe and wipe that sucker off!  Bye-bye deodorant streaks!

2.  Wiping off wet paint that has spilled on the molding while painting.  I'm one of those who paints without using painter's tape, so there is an occasional drip on the molding.  During a recent paint job (which I'll reveal soon), I spilled paint and rather than going all the way downstairs to get a rag, I opted to try a baby wipe.  It worked like a charm!  I only tried this with paint that was wet, so I can't vouch for its effectiveness if the paint is dry.

3.  Cleaning spilled items off of the carpet and upholstery.  I have found this effective with crayon on the carpet, but I read that it works with coffee stains as well.  There is a coffee stain under my couch, so maybe I'll tackle that and let you know!

4. Clean your computer's keyboard.  After shaking off the dust, simply rub a baby wipe over the keys to give it a fresh look.  Be sure your computer has been turned off before trying this one.

5. Shine your shoes.  Quickly rub a baby wipe over your shoes for a quick shine!

6.  Removing makeup.  Apparently, this is a secret among models, but it supposedly works well on black eyeliner.

(source:  a mix of my own experience and Reader's Digest)

What creative ways do you use baby wipes? 


  1. Who knew baby wipes could be so handy! I'm sure I'll have plenty of messes with Nolan to test out the wipes :)

  2. Somehow I missed this post! I like these ideas! Especially the makeup removing one and the deodorant.


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