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- October 9, 2007 at 11:45 am #253584
Rubbing alcohol not only makes an amazingly simple cleaner, but it
kills nasty germs around your house in the process. Rubbing alcohol
is not just for medicinal purposes anymore; it can be used in all
sorts of practical and cleaning applications around the home. Much
cheaper than other cleaners (most drug stores and discount stores
carry 16 ounce bottles of 70% rubbing alcohol for under $1), rubbing
alcohol works just as well.
Use rubbing alcohol to:
Clean your dry erase boards with a cloth or paper towel dampened with
rubbing alcohol. The alcohol removes the buildup from stubborn dry-
Use alcohol to clean grimy phones, switch plates and doorknobs. Not
only will the alcohol remove the oily dirt and dust, but it will also
kill germs on these frequently handled areas.
Do dust and dirt collect on your tabletops? Wipe them down with a
cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol to uncover a great shine.
(Alcohol may not be suitable as a cleaner for all tabletop finishes,
so be sure to do a spot test first!)
Need to keep an ice pack on hand for those sudden emergencies? Build
your own inexpensive model by filling a freezer bag with one part
alcohol and two parts water. Label it well, and pop it in the
freezer. The rubbing alcohol will keep the water from freezing into
an unmanageable block. When needed, the ice pack will have a moldable
slushy form, which is perfect for forming around skinned knees and
elbows and the odd-sized lump left behind after an unfortunate
Have any dusty decorative candles stored away? Before lighting, wipe
the dust away with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol
removes the dust without ruining the wick, as water often does. Be
sure to let the alcohol evaporate completely before lighting the
Use rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth to remove grime from household
fixtures.. The alcohol will leave behind a nice shine.
Remove fresh ink stains by blotting with rubbing alcohol. This
procedure also often works to remove permanent marker stains on
Rubbing alcohol makes a terrific, streak-free window and glass
cleaner. Just dampen a cloth with a 50% mixture of water and alcohol
and wipe glass clean. Do remember that, although rubbing alcohol
makes a fabulous, inexpensive cleaner, it is considered extremely
flammable. To avoid any potential problems, make sure that you store
rubbing alcohol in a cool, dry place away from anything that emits
heat and/or sparks.
Kelly in IL
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