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5 Things To Do with Cotton Balls

Just because they’re light and fluffy doesn’t mean cotton balls aren’t up to tough jobs all around the house! Here are five brilliant new uses for cotton balls.

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Deodorize a Refrigerator With Cotton Balls

Sometimes the refrigerator doesn’t smell fresh. Dampen a cotton ball with vanilla extract and place it on a shelf near the back of the fridge. You’ll find it acts as a deodorizer, offering its own pleasant scent.

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Use Cotton Balls to Scent the Room

Saturate a cotton ball with your favourite fragrance and drop it into the vacuum cleaner bag. Now, as you vacuum, the scent will be released and gently permeate the room.

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Use Cotton Balls to Fight Mildew

There are always hard-to-reach spots in the bathroom, usually around fixtures, where mildew may breed in the grout between tiles. Forget about becoming a contortionist to return the sparkle to those areas. Instead, soak a few cotton balls in bleach and place them in those difficult spots. Leave them to work their magic for a few hours. When you remove them you’ll find your job has been done. Finish by rinsing with warm-water wash.

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Use Cotton Balls to Protect Little Fingers

Pad the ends of drawer runners with a cotton ball. This will prevent the drawer from closing completely and keep children from catching their fingers as the drawer slides shut.

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Rescue Your Rubber Gloves With Cotton Balls

If your long, manicured nails (or long, jagged nails, as the case may be) sometimes puncture the fingertips of rubber dishwashing gloves here’s a solution you’ll appreciate. Push a cotton ball into the fingers of your rubber gloves. The soft barrier should prolong the gloves’ life and protect your fingernail from soapy water.

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