How to Clean a Laptop Keyboard with Q-tips

Heather says:

A couple months ago I was approached by Q-tips and asked if I would like to be a brand ambassador. As you may assume, Q-tips wants me to let you know that their cotton swabs are good for so much more than health and beauty, after all they are handy little things, aren’t they? Head over to Facebook and fan the Q-tips brand for more tips on how to use Q-tips and while you’re there check out their Q-Tip-a-Thon. Share your tips, and you could win a $100 weekly gift card or the grand prize, a $1,000 gift card and a year’s supply of Q-tips.

Here’s a quick video on how to use Q-tips to clean a computer keyboard. After you are through watching the video I’d love to read your favorite household uses for Q-tips cotton swabs. Details are below the video. I’ll be sharing a few more of these videos in the coming year and hopefully I’ll get a little more comfortable on camera.

 

To encourage you to share your favorite tips here on Home-Ec101, I’m giving away 3 $50 dollar gift cards to Amazon. Christmas is coming and since you know Amazon can ship the gifts for you, that’s like winning twice. Who wants to go to the post office this time of year? Not me.

This is open to US residents only, no purchase necessary. Just leave a comment with a tip as your entry. The comments will be closed Sunday December 4th at 9pm Eastern. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday December 5th.

This is a sponsored post.  Q-tips® product was  provided by Unilever, the makers of Q-tips®; my tips and usage suggestions are my own. Always consult your owners manual and manufacturer’s recommendations to avoid voiding any warranties. 



154 Comments

  1. HeatherSolos on December 4, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Entries are now closed, thank you. 🙂



  2. CouponSnob on December 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I use Q tips to clean the tiny, thin edge on my TV screen!!!!



  3. Nicholee on December 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean around the drain in the sink



  4. Laura on December 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I use Q-tips for cleaning up nail polish errors and oddly enough, it is the only thing I have found that gets bread crumbs out of the corner of the toaster oven {G}



  5. seasonedjoy on December 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I use it with nail polish remover to clean up the messy job I always do painting my toenails.



  6. lgunnoe965 on December 4, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I use Q-tips to spot bleach (pre-washing) white shirts that have appliques or printing and shouldn’t be bleached entirely.



  7. milehikrs on December 4, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    I dip them in mascara remover and get rid of raccoon eyes…



  8. Keri girl on December 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    My two favorite uses for Q-Tips are getting in between the slots on the vent (which love to collect cat hair). Also along the edges of the tile and molding when I am scrubbing the floor. Do I have way too much time on my hands?



  9. Javi on December 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    We’ve used Q-tips for arts and crafts projects. They actually come in pretty handy!



  10. hotmama2u79@gmail.com on December 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I use Q-tips for smudging eyeliner, dipped in a little makeup remover to remove eyeshadow that has wondered, also I dip them in bleach and used the to clean around the drains and the pieces of the retractable faucet as well as those pesky hinges on the toliet and the screws at the base of the toilet.



  11. warmaiden on December 4, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Applying medicine in my basset hound’s ears (as well as cleaning various stuffs around the house, especially kitchen appliances with hard to reach spots or grovves in them!)



  12. cwaltz on December 4, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    e use them with a bit of peroxide to clean ears. I know, not very original. However, that is what we use them for.

    Christine

    dazed1821 at aol dot com



  13. shelnew19 on December 4, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I use Q tips to clean the gunk around the faucets in the kitchen and bathroom.



  14. Jennifer T on December 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I use them for fixing nail polish.. and for cleaning around the sink.. and many more things! Love Q tips!



  15. LesleyAnnRahm on December 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    i like to use them with alcohol to clean the remote control

    lesleyann83@live.com



  16. sweepmom on December 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I like using Q-tips for my son to spread glue around when he is pasting things for school projects.



  17. sharon kinsella on December 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    I use Q-tips to put a little vegetable oil around the edges of my nails. To put a little peroxide or alcohol on a small paper cut. To clean around the outside of little nostrils or the back of those tine ears.



  18. carnellm on December 4, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Q-Tips are great for doing detail cleaning in the car. You can dip them in various cleaners and clean the small cracks and spaces between trip parts and other small areas.



  19. BarbaraJoMarlow on December 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I use q-tips for my crafts, especially painting tiny one inch scale dish sets!

    Barbara Marlow



  20. jsc13 on December 4, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I use q tips to remove nail polish.



  21. Chana on December 4, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    I use q tips to clean some small kitchen appliances.

    chanazaidman @ yahoo.com



  22. Christina Burrell on December 4, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I use q tips to put on lipstick.
    christinaburrell@hotmail.com



  23. kakihararocks on December 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I keep a few q tips wrapped in plastic wrap in my purse—for days I work late–my mascara only lasts 8 hrs–I grab a Q-tip to remove my mascara resedue from under my eyes.



  24. Deb55106 on December 4, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I use them to clean my grooves in my Tupperware covers!

    deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com



  25. Brittney House on December 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I usually use them with nail polish to get those hard to reach places on my toe nails when removing polish.



  26. Charlene K on December 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I dip the ends of Q-Tips in olive oil and then run them along sticky zippers. The oil is an excellent lubricant that will make the zippers open and close easier.

    CharlieGurl57@aol.com



  27. Breanne on December 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I use them to get the excess nail polish off my toes.



  28. crystalfaulkner2000 on December 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    My hubby uses them to clean all the little grooves in cars like the air vents. Thank you!



  29. Karen M on December 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean the tracks in the bottom of my windows. They seem to be the only thing that can get right in there. Thanks.



  30. KPort207 on December 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Use to paint my nails and remove polish

    kport207 at gmail dot com



  31. willitara on December 4, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I like using Q-tips to clean the dust from the carved designs on furniture. Spray with Pledge or dip in a little furniture oil and those grooves are clean in no time!



  32. juliihack on December 4, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I use Q tips for so much! They work very well to get the edges around the sinks, were gunk builds up and all the other little spots that I can’t reach well. Thanks for this super awesome giveaway!



  33. Mtlgrl4evr on December 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I use Q-tips to get excess polish off my nails and also use them when making crafts with my kids. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!



  34. Kayla Hofling on December 4, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I use Q-Tips when I paint my nails to create designs, french tip them, or just to make them look almost perfect. They do an amazing job and people always say my nails look professionally done:)



  35. MarciaF on December 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I use Q-Tips to clean the crevices of my cook top. It works wonderfully to get out the greasy dirt. I also use Q-Tips for cleaning the window frames of the dirt that accumulates around the handles and locks.



  36. MichelleTucker on December 4, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Well, currently I’ve been using qtips a lot, to pack a spider bite wound I received. They are very helpful, so that I get good coverage in it. However, we should own stock or something, because my husband is a Qtip freak. He wouldn’t even consider a different brand. Thanks for the opportunity.



  37. slehan on December 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    q-tips clean my cat’s ears very well.

    thanks for the contest.



  38. Dani on December 4, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I use q-tips to fix any little eye-makeup mishaps- they’re a great little tool to have.



  39. SherryConrad on December 4, 2011 at 10:19 am

    We use Q Tips for cleaning out hard to reach nooks & crannies.



  40. Annie~SavorThisMoment on December 4, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Q-tips are perfect for cleaning the nooks and crannies of the console and dash in my car. I just spray a few with some window cleaner and use them to get into the spots I can’t reach with a rag.



  41. degood on December 4, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I use qtips to apply lipstick after the tube gets too low to apply normally,

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com



  42. sweetheart4171 on December 4, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I use q-tips to clean those hard to clean corners when cleaning the windows! sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com



  43. Giantsis on December 4, 2011 at 7:44 am

    I use them to clean remote controls around the house!

    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom



  44. MissingLynxx on December 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I love them for removing eye makeup without a mess, just neat, clean and done.



  45. MissingLynxx on December 4, 2011 at 7:16 am

    I love them for removing eye makeup without a mess, just neat, clean and done.



  46. miriama59 on December 4, 2011 at 7:11 am

    We use them to clean hard to reach areas around the sinks, on the keyboards and for crafts.



  47. wwe11 on December 4, 2011 at 6:06 am

    I use q-tips to apply med to cuts.



  48. heinzmom on December 4, 2011 at 3:07 am

    I use qtips to clean my keyboard sometimes! heinzmom at hotmail dot com



  49. KathleenShattuck on December 4, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I use Q-tips to touch up my nail polish when I do my nails at home. With a little nail polish remover soaked into the Q-tip, it easily corrects any little mistakes I might have made. Thanks!



  50. pinoysugarplum on December 4, 2011 at 1:13 am

    i use qtips to pop pimples.



  51. pinoysugarplum on December 4, 2011 at 1:12 am

    i use qtips as an eyebrow brush too.



  52. TheSunshyn on December 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean my cat’s ears and the stuff at the edge of their eyes.

    chainmail (at)iwon dot com



  53. tnxns09 on December 3, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    We use Q-Tips to paint with.

    tnxns09 at gmail dot com



  54. mail4rosey on December 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    We use Q-Tips to detail our car. They get into the spots we just can’t reach by hand (spilled coffee around the cup rim, inside the a/c and heater vents, etc.



  55. amyhd29 on December 3, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    qtips to clean everything,they r so great at getting tiny spots

    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com



  56. Patrice on December 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean the crevices of my hummingbird feeder.



  57. SmlFootprints on December 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    I make earrings from recycled pieces of broken jewelry. The old pieces typically need some cleaning up but that’s tough with such small pieces. Q-tips work great for getting into those small places. I just dab it in some rubbing alcohol and clean away.



  58. sweepluv09 on December 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I use Q-tips in crafts to watercolor the cards I make – it has more control than paintbrushes



  59. melisa0072 on December 3, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I use Q Tips to clean the harder spots in my jewlery, when taking off nail polish. and my ears.

    melisa0072 at gmail dot com



  60. s2s2 on December 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I use Q tips to wipe smudges I have after applying masacara, liner or eye shadow

    s2s2 at comcast dot net



  61. gkaufmanss on December 3, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I use Q-tips for tons of things, including in crafts to apply glue to small corners or delicate projects, to clean tight spaces like the peephole in our front door or the space between tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, and even as a to-go cologne applier (by spraying one end to take with you in case you need a little more by the end of the work day). Thanks!

    gkaufmanss(at)yahoo(dot)com



  62. SteveBerry on December 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    i use q-tips to clean and remove heatsink compound on computer processors. the heatsink compound can be removed using a soft circular motion while soaked in a chemical that breaks down the thermal paste and heatsink compounds. once the paste turns milky, i simply use more q-tips to soak up the mess and lightly polish the surface from impurities with rubbing alchol in an open air enviroment to keep from becomming over fumed.

    it works like a charm, and if it wasnt for q-tips, i would have a lot of messy processors to remove and clean using other methods that simply don’t work as well.

    stevejberry @ gm ail . c o m



  63. pauline15_01 on December 3, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I like using Qtips for getting the little corners of my furniture clean. It’s perfect for the spots that you can’t hit with a cleaning rag!

    pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com



  64. MistySunrise1 on December 3, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    I use qtips to put on my eye shadow

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com



  65. ericacarnes on December 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Q-tips are a amazing. I keep a little box of them in my purse at all times. I use them for cleaning between the keys on the keyboard.

    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com



  66. erics on December 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    i like to use q-tips to clean up any smudges after i painnt my nails!

    missyingling at yahoo.com



  67. RyanMinton on December 3, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    you can use q tips to clean game cartridges..:)

    rypm25@aol.com



  68. sksweeps on December 3, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I’ve learned that a fairly moist q-tip can be used to get things out of your eye, even when everything else has failed! Be gentle, but it works!



  69. vmkids3 on December 3, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I use Q-tips to touch up knicks on walls with paint. Don’t have to dirty a brush that way.

    vmkids3@msn.com



  70. wigget on December 3, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    i still use qtips to clean the boys’ ears



  71. Lisa Garner on December 3, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I use Q Tips for cleaning up an little paint drips on the base board when painting!

    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com



  72. jalapenomama on December 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    I use Q Tips for those hard to get at spots on my coffee basket.

    Thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com



  73. Mosaic317 on December 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean spaces that I can not reach with other things,

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com



  74. Kathy Eyre on December 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I even use Q-Tips for the dog’s ears!



  75. echodannelle on December 3, 2011 at 11:10 am

    For cleaning, I use Q-Tips for everything an old toothbrush won’t work on. They work great for cleaning that impossible-to-get-to spot between the edge of a pot or pan and where the handle hooks on. Not to mention, I use them in place of my ever-disappearing eye shadow applicators.



  76. Elizabeth on December 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

    I use Q-tips to clean our mini blinds. I use a little pledge and just wipe clean.



  77. JLJMommy on December 3, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I keep a stash of q-tips in my kitchen cupboard to clean out the valves on sippy cups, straws on strawed sippy cups and the straw on my resusable water bottle. They work great and can get into all the cracks and crevices that you can’t reach with a wash cloth.

    JLJMommy

    ktiegen at yahoo dot com



  78. tmoyer6980 on December 3, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I use them with peroxide to clean kids cuts and scrapes.



  79. ChelseaWong on December 3, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I use q-tips to clean off nail polish from my fingers when I make mistakes. With polish remover too, of course



  80. EMMA L HORTON on December 3, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I USE A Q-TIP TO CLEAN MY KEYBOARD



  81. McKim on December 3, 2011 at 8:10 am

    My husband uses them for cleaning his guns and scopes.



  82. katsrus on December 3, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I use Q-Tips for cleaning my earrings. With some rubbing alcohol. It helps to get the gunk off and makes them nice and clean beofre you put them in your ears.

    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com



  83. FictionOneForty on December 3, 2011 at 7:36 am

    They are great for dusting my collectibles that have lots of delicate crevices!



  84. dwndrgn on December 3, 2011 at 7:01 am

    They are great for cleaning remote controls – all the food and grime that gets all over these! I use rubbing alcohol on the tip to avoid water and it works very nicely.



  85. clc408 on December 3, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Q-tips are good for cleaning crevices in the woodwork.



  86. Lois M on December 3, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Hiya! 🙂 The last time I used Q-Tips was to try to clean my lousy printer. Turns out, it’s the printer and not just clogged printer cartridges or whatever. Sigh. LOL

    Lois

    OV_099@yahoo.com



  87. chrisdeglen on December 3, 2011 at 2:35 am

    I use Q-tips to clean jewelry. It helps to get into those tiny crevices without scratching.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com



  88. AngelaCisco on December 3, 2011 at 1:48 am

    I use q-tips to clean the corners of picture fames. The dust gets caught in the corners.



  89. Tiffany LaCourse on December 3, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I use qtips to remove my eye make up and to clean my keyboard



  90. ciara bowman on December 2, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    i use qtips to take off my eye makeup



  91. yadgirl on December 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I use Q-Tips to clean my printer nozzles



  92. moepuns on December 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I use them to remove my eye makeup



  93. donutsmamab on December 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I use q-tips for cleaning the little rim around my glasstop stove. It’s too small to wedge my finger into. Also, I use them for applying eye makeup.



  94. piscesvirgo on December 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I use q-tips for cleaning around the faucet in the bathrooms and in the kitchen. Mainly behind them where sometimes the space is too tight for a sponge. I also clean the camera lens on my phone with q-tips



  95. bkeepsushonest on December 2, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    I used them to clean around the faucets in the bathroom.



  96. kdkdkd on December 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I opened up my tower and blew it out with compressed air. There was a ton of dust and cat hair in there. My computer is running lightning fast now.



  97. ky2here1 on December 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I use Qtips on my computer keyboard with compressed air

    ky2here at msn dot com



  98. KellyDelrossoSaver on December 2, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean small knick knacks, by first dipping them in warm soapy water.

    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom



  99. zippy573 on December 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    we use Q-tips at work to clean out the small vents on the oxygen concentrators. it holds the cleaner and is small enough to get in crevices!

    got tiny crevices? put cleaner on tip and get busy!

    zippy573 AT netscape DOT net



  100. JasonVaughn on December 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I use q-tips to dust small edges.

    chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com



  101. litesabergirl on December 2, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I use q-tips to clean my keyboard! and cell phone 🙂



  102. mammarachel on December 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    I like to use q-tips when I do my nails. I use it with nail polish remover to clean up the edges.

    myspace_67@yahoo.com



  103. carolinadreamz on December 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Great video, Heather. I use q-tips to put dots on crafted paint projects.



  104. collifornia on December 2, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I use Q-tips to help when I put on eyeliner.



  105. BlakePowers on December 2, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    If you have ornate silver or brass items, a small bit of polish or jeweler’s rouge on the tip of a Q-tip makes a great way to get into those hard-to-reach areas. They can also be used for cleaning inside voids and such in decorative items that would otherwise be impossible to reach. They are very good for cleaning intricate mechanisms or items with very tight tolerances in the same way. Finally, if you need to lubricate mechanical items that have very tight tolerances but must not have any greasy/waxy build-up, a very small amount of Pro-Gold lubricant (or similar) can be applied with one end of the Q-tip, and then use the other to wipe so that only a film remains.



  106. MiscRamblings on December 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I have two uses –

    1.) I do the same thing you do with the alcohol, but use it between the keys.

    2.) I use it when I paint things on my windows (tempra paint) and I get it on the window pane. Keeps me from trying to do it with a rag and ruining the design.



  107. CoupleDumb on December 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I use q-tips to clean all of our gadgets.



  108. reneefishman on December 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I use Q-Tips to clean out the dirt that gets into the crevices of my iPhone: the doc connection port, speakers, mics & the volume toggle. Also I clean around the rim of the iPhone with QTips – where the glass meets the antenna band. They are great for other small electronics as well.



  109. stacyl on December 2, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I use them to clean around the edges of my not-so-professional home pedicures–to get the polish off my skin.



  110. Christine on December 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    My son and husband are both musicians, and Q-tips are



  111. rhoneygtn on December 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I use Q tips to clean the vents in my car and around the console.



  112. FireMom on December 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    If you spill something really sticky in a hard to reach place, use some Q-tips and your favorite cleaning agent. I find this especially helpful when I spill drinks in the car. Cleans out the console quite well.



  113. Carye on December 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Removing makeup smudges underband on corner of eyes. Intentionally smudging eye liner. Sanitary eye shadow applicators you get a new one each time! Cleaning around faucets and in grout lines in kitchen and bathroom. Cleaning the detail work on my rings, bracelets and earrings. So many uses and so many great tips here. My favorite though? Bird toys! My parrotlets and Quaker loves them!!! Cheap and safe!



  114. Theresa D on December 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I use q-tips to clean the hard to reach places around my kitchen and bathroom faucets.



  115. jshallow01 on December 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    We use q-tips for cleaning our ears, but for kids painting or as “bones” in s skeleton project.



  116. MargaretE.Smith on December 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    We have a glass shower door in our bath and the metal runner gets really messy. I use Q-tips to clean the runner and it works wonderful.

    Thanks so much.

    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com



  117. Anna Heath on December 2, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I use them as a mini paintbrush to get in really small spaces.

    anna.heath@gmail.com



  118. StephanieTempleman on December 2, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I use Q-tips for all sorts of things. I think my favorite is to use them when I clean the small crevices in my hand carved wood items. They work great with a little Old English or Pledge oil.



  119. AndrewGordon on December 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Cleaning keyboard keys.



  120. cjrthemamiblog on December 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I use q-tips to clean our wooden rocking chair cus it has hard to reach spots!



  121. Doodle741 on December 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I use them to remove the mascara I accidentally get on my skin … I use them to let the kids paint with (they don’t smoosh like paint brushes) … they are SOOOO easy to use!

    Thanks for the chance!!

    residentmayor at satx.rr.com



  122. happishopr on December 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I use them for removing nail polish when I make a mistake



  123. AmandaMclemore on December 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I use Q-tips for cleaning hard to reach places like around faucet handles:)



  124. simplystriving on December 2, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I’ve noticed Q-tips are added to my shopping list more now that I’m a parent. We use them to paint. We use them to apply creams to our toddler. We use them to clean toys. . . .and now I’ll be using them to clean my keyboard! Thanks!



  125. Lori S on December 2, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I use them to shapre the white polish while doing french manicures on myself. saund477 at gmail dot com



  126. taznjade on December 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

    I use them to polish silver jewelry boxes that have intricate designs with crevices. Works great! taznjade at gmail dot com



  127. sadie on December 2, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Q tips are great for cleaning up playdoh molds.



  128. klsiegler on December 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I use them while painting nails so I dont have polish on the edges of my fingers too



  129. MelissaSelznickResnick on December 2, 2011 at 10:16 am

    i used them to clean my car vent



  130. warpedweaving on December 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I use them to clean out my son’s belly button. He is not a fan 🙂 I also use them at work (I’m a special ed teacher) as glue brushes.



  131. Misty on December 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Q tips are seriously one of the most handy tools we keep around. I use them to help remove make up AS WELL as to apply moisturizer around my eyes in a cleaner and more gentle way than my fingers can.



  132. Milehimama on December 1, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I use q-tips to apply Neosporin, athletes foot cream, or other medical creams. It keeps the tube from getting contaminated.Also, you can make dots with them when dying Easter eggs!



  133. MeganRallNatherson on November 30, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I love Q-tips! I use them to apply acne medicine to the inside of my teens ears, as well as taking off toe nail polish.



  134. caanan.tully on November 30, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean bathroom faucets–that spot between the handle and the faucet that you can never get… unless you take the whole knob off, and there’s not always time for that.



  135. debbie.chum on November 29, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I use them to clean the straw part of my son’s thermos and get inside the spout of his sippy cups! Nothing gets into those small spots better.



  136. buster4 on November 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I love Qtips, loved reading the tips on here, have learned a lot!!



  137. janlnye on November 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    From Jason: cat toys!



  138. janlnye on November 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Vents on the hair dryer. Calamine lotion to bug bites. Neosporin to booboos. Dipped in alcohol to remove price tag sticky goop from glass.



  139. annabanana2800 on November 29, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I use q-tips when cleaning out the air vent over the microwave! They work great!



  140. briannelynn26 on November 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    i use them to clean the vents. Like the cold air return, and the fan in the bathrooms.



  141. mclanek on November 29, 2011 at 9:47 am

    I use them to clean around the faucet (especially on the hard to reach side close to the wall).

    Kristen



  142. VeraThomasHannaford on November 29, 2011 at 6:46 am

    *Face Palm* I so needed this video.



  143. SallyNusbaum on November 28, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I use them to get the “goo” out of the shower door tracks.



  144. CharlenetheBean on November 28, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    They’re great for cleaning the little places in silver holloware. We have some MARVELOUS and BEAUTIFUL Georg Jensen bowls – the Q-tips can get into the otherwise-inaccessible places!



  145. Katherine on November 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Use them for cleaning the ridges in the seal on the refrigerator door.



  146. Bobbie Laughman on November 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    When my kids were little, I had them use Q-tips as the “paint brushes” with those “Paint With Water” coloring books – do they still make those?

    They’re also great as disposable eye shadow brushes.



  147. Sara Beth on November 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I use Q-tips to clean the tracks of our windows.



  148. Angie23 on November 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Sorry, I know this is gross, but I use them to clean around the hinges of the toilet!



  149. Nova on November 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I use them to clean the drawer tracks in my fridge.



  150. Amanda M on November 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I used them to get into the crevices of my breast pump! Worked pretty well.



  151. Tami on November 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Dip them in rubbing alcohol and clean the tops of dusty candles. We use this all the time.



  152. deneicer1 on November 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

    I used them as little scrubby brushes to clean inside the spout of my daughter’s sippy-cups. (I assume that would still work with the sippy-cups of today! 🙂



  153. Andrea on November 28, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Funny you should ask, I was just singing the praises of my favorite Q-Tip tip to my husband last night. We use them to apply ointment during diaper changes. No mess – I love it!



  154. pguyton on November 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I used them as a child with nail polish remover to remove the faces of lego men… does that count? 🙂