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Smart and Creative Uses for Hand Sanitizer – Beyond Cleaning Your Hands

Check your pocket, purse, or keyring right now and we bet you have a small bottle of hand sanitizer there. You might also have a few bottles on your desk, your coffee table, your kitchen…the list goes on and on. During the pandemic, hand sanitizer has become a valuable commodity, as it helps prevent the spread of disease.

But, even if you use it regularly, you might wonder whether there are any other ways to make use of all of this hand sanitizer. Well, you’re in luck! Here are 5 cool ways to use hand sanitizer at home or on-the-go.

Polish Silver

Because it’s made with alcohol, hand sanitizer cuts right through tarnish on silver. All you have to do is squirt a few drops on a soft cloth and rub away the tarnish and another build-up.

Spruce Up Your Makeup Brushes

Get your makeup brushes extra clean with this hack! After washing, rub your brushes with a little bit of hand sanitizer before allowing to dry fully. This will remove any leftover residue.

Remove Permanent Marker From Clothing

Permanent ink is tough to remove – unless you have hand sanitizer. Dab, don’t rub, at the stain with sanitizer before placing a piece of newspaper between layers so that the ink doesn’t bleed further.

Remove a Sticky Label

The adhesive residue is annoying to deal with, but like a permanent marker, it can be removed with hand sanitizer. Simply rub a bit of sanitizer over the desired area and buff out until the adhesive is gone.

Wipe Down a Public Toilet Seat

Here’s one life hack you’re sure to take advantage of! You can use the hand sanitizer in your pocket or bag to wipe down a public toilet seat before using it. Squirt some sanitizer on toilet paper and wipe.

Station 3700 Apartments in Euless, Texas is committed to making sure that our residents can live their best life! By taking advantage of our tips & tricks, we hope that you can easily maintain—and even improve— your normal routine. 

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