15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls

    So smol, but so powerful.

    1. Pad the inside edge of your drawers with cotton balls so they don't slam, especially on a child's fingers.

    2. Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and dab to remove pesky pen stains on your clothes.

    3. Or, soak it in rubbing alcohol to gently clean the small crevices in things like light switches and remotes.

    4. Dip one into some milk to remove permanent marker stains from skin.

    5. Speaking of skin, apply distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar to your skin with a cotton ball to soothe sunburn.

    6. Plug the bottom of your daffodils with cotton balls so they retain more water.

    7. If you have long or sharp nails, stuff the fingertips of your rubber gloves with cotton balls so they don't get punctured.

    8. Keep rabbits away from your garden by soaking some cotton balls in white vinegar and placing them in a container with a hole poked through the top.

    9. And keep mice, ants, and spiders away by soaking some some cotton balls peppermint essential oil, and placing them in problem areas around your home.

    10. Soak some in bleach and place them in hard-to-clean corners of your bathroom where mildew forms.

    11. While you're in the bathroom, go ahead and put a few drops of lavender essential oil on some, and display them in a cute bowl or jar.

    12. One more bathroom trick: soak some in a solution of vinegar and water, and place them on chrome faucets, knobs, or other fixtures with unsightly water spots.

    13. Soak one in your favorite essential oil and drop it into your vacuum bag so a fresh scent is released as you clean.

    14. Dampen one with vanilla extract and place it in the back corner of your fridge.

    15. And put a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball and place it at the bottom of your trash can.

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