8 Surprising Uses for Q-Tips

Surprising uses for Q-TipsSurprising uses for Q-TipsIt's bad news at our house when we run out of Q-Tips. Just yesterday, as I used the last in my stash, I realized how freakishly dependent I've become on the little guys. I use them for everything, from cleaning and beauty supplies to, in a pinch, arts and crafts supplies.

So I figured I'd share a few of my favorite Q-Tip tricks:

1. Ever have to glue things together that are small and you start to wish you had a small-type implement? Duh!

2. Furthermore, applying glue to your false lashes is a Q-Tip's favorite thing to do!

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3. They're also really good for applying medication to small cuts and burns.

4. Applying eyeshadow

5. Fix make up mistakes! This is my favorite Q-Tip use. Especially when I've accidentally Pamela Anderson-ed my lips and need to take off an inch or two of lipstick.

6. Remove eye shadow creases and other make up build up after a long day. You know how gross it is in the corner of your eyes sometimes?

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7. Traveling with perfume is a pain. Especially if your bottle is glass and fragile. This one is a gem: saturate a few Q-Tips with your favorite perfume then lock 'em up in a zippered sandwich bag. Taduh! I know, I've just changed your life.

8. Oh! This one is a game changer. You know when your candle is burned so low you can't light it anymore without hurting yourself? Dip the end of your Q-Tip into rubbing alcohol and light it. The alcohol lets it burn longer in place so you can stick your hand all the way in and light it and then get out of there before burning yourself. Douse completely with water to put the swab out. Or don't, and it can be your mini Indiana Jones torch for exploring mini Indiana Jones caves.

What are your favorite uses for Q-Tips?

- By Natalie Holbrook
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