8 useful tricks you can use cotton swabs for at home

4. Dirt and dust in hairdryers

The dirt on or near the back of a hairdryer can cause a fire. That’s why it’s important to clean the filter on the back of your hairdryer every once in a while. This is done by cleaning the ventilation opening on the back of your hairdryer with a moist cotton swab to get to the hard-to-reach areas.

5. Quick paint fixes

No need to carry expensive paintbrushes or rollers with you for quick paint fixes in the house! Dip a cotton swab in the paint and use it to cover up small wear marks, peeled-off paint and other irregularities on the walls.

6. Unlocking a zipper

Dip a cotton swab into a small amount of lip balm, Vaseline or cooking oil and then wipe it around a stuck zipper. The greasy substance lubricates the zipper and helps it to open.

7. Polishing jewellery

Cotton swabs are a wonderful tool for cleaning your jewellery. Just add a jewellery cleaning solution to the cotton swab and use it to clean rings, earrings, as well as the corners and holes of pendants and brooches.

8. Chalk marks

Chalkboards are all the rage nowadays, but creating a pretty board without messing up can be tough. When you’re done decorating your board you can just use a pair of cotton swabs to wipe away any smudges or stains for a clean, professional-looking finish.

Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.

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