Tip Tuesday: Rubbing Alcohol to the Rescue

Have you ever looked at the mirror in your bathroom and wondered what in the world is that? It could be toothpaste or hair gel or something other worldly. If your mirror has more toothpaste on it than your toothbrush and you simply don’t want to break out the bottle of the blue window cleaner, then I’ve got a a chemical free, streak free way to clean it is with just plain rubbing alcohol.

Got a dirty mirror and you want a chemical free way to clean it — rubbing alcohol. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Got a dirty mirror and you want a chemical free way to clean it — rubbing alcohol.
https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

I learned this by accident. My dad used to detail cars and he always used the blue stuff and newspaper. One day I was detailing my car and the ink from the newsprint left a black streak on my windshield. I tried more cleaner but it just spread the ink around. I went into my bathroom pantry and grabbed the first thing I saw — 50% rubbing alcohol. I grabbed it on a whim because I mean why not and it actually worked.
So I figured if it removed the ink then why not just clean with it and so I’ve been using rubbing alcohol ever since.

Take a paper towel or a lint free cloth and wipe away the gunk on your mirror. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Take a paper towel or a lint free cloth and wipe away the gunk on your mirror.
https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

It doesn’t take much effort to clean the mirror using rubbing alcohol. In fact, I’ve tried to find other uses throughout the house and beyond.

A streak free, clean mirror using just rubbing alcohol. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

A streak free, clean mirror using just rubbing alcohol.
https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

Other uses:
* You can spray rubbing alcohol onto your windshield to quickly remove frost. It works because rubbing alcohol has a low freezing point. Try this overnight treatment: mix 1 quart of water with half cup of rubbing alcohol and spray onto your windshield and you won’t have to scrape the next morning.

* If you’ve accidentally gotten permanent marker on your counter just take a small amount and wipe it off. You can also use this to get permanent marker off your hand.

* Rubbing alcohol can be used to clean your laptop or cell phone. Just use a lint free cloth.

* Speaking of hands you can make your own hand sanitizer using 3 parts alcohol and 1 part aloe vera gel.

* Does your man constantly have ring around the collar? Tell him to wipe his neck with alcohol before getting dressed.

What are your rubbing alcohol tips? Share them with us via instagram, facebook or twitter.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s