Everyday is an Adventure. Embrace it


We have family coming to visit in the next couple of days from out-of-state and I’ve cleaned up the devastation caused from the tornado (3 teenage boys) that hit over the summer. I’m pleased to report that I’ve actually been rather happy with the progress of restoring the house back to its former glory. In the cleaning detox stage, I’ve used several products and when in a pinch, still resorted to my favorite of all – Baby wipes.

During my cleaning routine mission,

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some products I noticed have warning labels on them like:

WARNING!! This product is known to cause cancer in lab rats. Who would attempt to “clean” a lab rat with a stain remover?

DANGER!! Do not inhale fumes or lungs will explode. If contact occurs, leave the area immediately and breath pure oxygen. How am I suppose to know if the oxygen outside my house is “pure” and how will I breath if my lungs have exploded?

Caution: Do not allow product to come in contact with skin. Contact may result in skin deterioration [melting/dripping off]. In case of contact, call poison control at the [non functioning] phone # provided.

Precautionary Statement: Product  is hazardous to all forms of life.

So, while scrubbing tile, grout, and cleaning boogers off the walls (they are way to old to still be doing this) among other things, I’ve been awarded a relatively clean house and multiple skin irritations. Thinking back to when the kids were young, I didn’t remember skin irritations from cleaning. Then, it hit me! When they were little, I cleaned everything with baby wipes!!!

When this epiphany hit me, I grabbed a package of baby wipes and read the warning label:

Warning: To avoid suffocation, keep plastic bag away from children and pets.

That’s right! Baby wipes won’t cause your lungs to collapse! They won’t eat your skin off either!! Babies have seriously sensitive skin! Anything safe for a baby MUST be safe for an adult, right? But…how well does it clean other things? Try it and see! They’ve saved me, my furniture, clothing, and a lot more many times over!

As an ode to this wonderful invention of ever versatile cleaning, I present you with 200 uses of baby wipes… or at least as many as I can think of. If I haven’t tried a method, listed below, I will indicate it to the right of the tip 🙂

  1. Eye make-up remover
  2. Foundation (base) remover
  3. Blush/rouge remover
  4. Vomit clean up from skin (Trust me, if you ever get sick at work, you’ll wish you kept baby wipes in your desk drawer or purse!)
  5. Vomit removal from clothing (Again, the work thing or useful with kids.)
  6. Mud removal from shoes. (The only exception to this is suede and leather. Not really recommended for that material.)
  7. Lipstick remover from skin –  works on the 8hr lipsticks too!
  8. Lipstick remover from clothing
  9. Ash removal from clothing (For the smokers out there)
  10. Removes dust from vents in car
  11. Removes oils from hands on steering wheel
  12. Removes oils from hands on interior vehicle door handles/arm rests
  13. Removes food spills from seat belts (Not as good for old stains though)
  14. Removes food stains from seats in vehicle
  15. Removes mud from interior floor mats of vehicle
  16. Sand Killer – Baby wipes will remove sand
    imagefrom the crevasses of your vehicle after a trip to the beach!
  17. Dust – baby wipes for sensitive skin can be used to dust entire interior of car
  18. Cleans up spilled pop completely with no sticky residue – from drink holders, consoles, or anywhere a carbonated soda pop is spilled
  19. Can be used to clean up small amounts of oil dripped on manifold after adding oil to your vehicle when it’s cool – DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WHEN ENGINE IS HOT..
  20. Clean arrowheads – okay, maybe this is just useful to me, but it works!
  21. Dust top of desk – use sensitive skin baby wipes to clean up your home or office desk and everything on it
  22. Clean your computer keyboard and mouse – since the wipes are not actually wet – they can be used to clean the oils and grime (Note: Do not attempt to force a wipe between keys on keyboard – that’s destructive)
  23. Dust the outside of your printer
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    (Also removes oils from finger touches)
  24. Dust the outside of your scanner (Also removes oils from finger touches)
  25. Dust the outside of your fax machine (Also removes oils from finger touches)
  26. Clean a dry erase board
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    (Regular wipes are best, not sensitive)
  27. Dust picture frames (Regular wipes are best, not sensitive)
  28. Clean outside of light fixtures (Regular wipes are best, not sensitive)
  29. Wipe clean your wall clock (Regular wipes are best, but sensitive will work as well)
  30. Door knobs (Regular wipes are best)
  31. Clean doors –
    image           Every door collects dirt and oils from people touching them (Regular wipes are best)
  32. Clean your desk drawers – these wipes are wonderful for getting the tiny pieces of stuff that accumulate in the bottom of a large pull out desk drawer!
  33. Clean sand off sea shells
  34. Clean calculator – be gentle around the screen
  35. Clean out an ashtray – Again, this one is for smokers
  36. Litter box – seriously, baby wipes are perfect for grabbing tiny pieces of stuff and are perfect for removing stuck on litter at the bottom of a pan
  37. Clean floor around litter box – see above
  38. Dust mirror frames
  39. Removes dirt and grim build up from light switch toggle and face plate
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  40. Effectively removes boogers from walls (don’t ask)
  41. Removes Kool Aid splatter from walls – up to 1 day old *I haven’t tried this
  42. Removes Kool Aid splatter from appliances
  43. Removes crayon from walls
  44. Removes children markers from walls
  45. Removes crayon and marker from ceramic tile flooring (but not grout)
  46. Removes crayon and marker from industrial tile flooring
  47. Removes tea splatter from walls (if treated within 24 hours)
  48. Removes blood from clothing if treated immediately using several wipes and cold water
  49. Removes women’s month issue leaks from bedding (see above)
  50. Can’t stop thinking about #40. The kids are just too old to be doing that!
  51. Removes dust from front of window air conditioner units
  52. Cleans broom and mop handles
  53. Removes cobwebs from broom bristles
  54. Hemorrhoid relief – use as a wipe
  55. Toilet paper substitute
  56. Dust the top of toilet tank
  57. Shines and cleans faucets
  58. Toothpaste remover  – works on sink and clothing
  59. Deodorant remover – who hasn’t put their deodorant on before their shirt and then seen the white stripes of shame?
  60. Clean a baby’s back side – (These are obvious)
  61. Clean a baby’s front side – (These are obvious)
  62. Clean a baby’s face – (These are obvious)
  63. Clean baby’s body – (These are obvious)
  64. Feet cleaner – take with you to the pool or beach to remove dirt or sand before entering your vehicle
  65. Hand cleaner – perfect after taking the garbage off to the dump
  66. Removes tar from skin – If my husband wasn’t a contractor I would not know this. Must be used within 5 minutes of application to work.
  67. Removes spray paint from fingernails – again, the contractor thing – must be used within 30 minutes of application
  68. Removes spray paint from skin – must use within the first 15 minutes of application
  69. Removes caulk from skin – must be used within the first 30 minutes of application
  70. Removes foam spray insulation from skin – must be used immediately (I did this last night. I couldn’t resist touching it. My husband sprayed it and said don’t let the kids touch it, then left. It was swelling like cotton candy…and well, I touched it. Bad idea – but the baby wipe removed it completely from my immediately sticky finger)
  71. Collects small insulation fibers – wipe area to collect any free flying fibers
  72. Removed dried drywall mud from base boards – Personal experience
  73. Use to clean up interior paint splatters
  74. Removes flat interior paint from walls (Sorry previous landlord – I just wanted to clean the walls)
  75. Removes grime build up on cabinet doors around handles and corners
  76. Can be used to gently dust outside of books
  77. Can be used to dust non wooden furniture
  78. Wipe bird poopie off your windshield
  79. Stain remover for pickled beet juice on laminate counter top – effective if used within 1 hour of spill
  80. Cleans TV, DVD, CD, and any other type remote control
  81. Removes dust from small crevasses on what-not decorations
  82. Attracts dust from back of game system ventilation areas (where the fan is) – gently wipe with unit unplugged
  83. Attracts dust from the back of a computer ventilation area (where the fan is) – gently wipe with unit unplugged
  84. If wipes have dried out (lid left open) they can be used as a cleaning clothe for about anything (like scooping soap scum out of the corner of a catch area in a shower).
  85. Use to clean toys and doll faces, arms, and bodies
  86. When wipes have dried out – simply add small amount of water and Wha-la! The wipe has new life! Not quite as effective on stains and cleaning, but not wasted either.
  87. Dry baby wipes can be used to polish lamps and shoes
  88. Dry baby wipes can also be used as dinner napkin substitute
  89. Dry baby wipes can be used to polish silver and remove tarnish
  90. Dry wipes can be used to polish brass
  91. Dry wipes can be used in any way a paper towel could be used, but they have a softer texture and are stronger overall – so don’t throw them away if they dry out!
  92. Back to wet – Regular baby wipes are a great flip-flop cleaner
  93. Use to seal an envelope instead of licking
  94. Wipe away brake dust from your vehicle’s tire rims
  95. If your hair tends to come loose and float around your house like my super long locks, baby wipes are an effective way to trap them and remove them from cloth covered furniture – like kitchen chairs
  96. They also attract pet dander & pet hair from cloth covered surfaces
  97. Sit down in a clean seat at a fast food establishment after using baby wipes
  98. Also effective to wipe down a table that hasn’t been cleaned during a lunch rush at a restaurant
  99. Removes grime from seat belt buckles
  100. A non abrasive way to clean vinyl siding after weed eating yard
  101. Wipe down your lawn mower with baby wipes after it has cooled down before you store it away. I’ve seen some people use a water hose to spray their mower clean, but let’s face it – Mowers rust over time which is why we don’t leave them out in the weather. If you clean with a regular (not sensitive) baby wipe, you’re less likely to see rust!
  102. Clean up small amounts of spilled gasoline
  103. Clean up small amounts of spilled kerosene
  104. Cleans gasoline off hands after pumping gas into vehicle
  105. Cleans kerosene of hands
  106. Removes dirt and yuck from outdoor sports equipment like baseballs, basketballs, soccer balls, etc
  107. Clean your bicycle frame, tires, rims, spokes
  108. Removes hair color dye from skin – must use immediately!
  109. Cleans dust off fake or real houseplants
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  110. Can be used to clean chalkboard (if anyone still remembers what those are)
  111. Use when camping as a clean-your-whole-body hygiene product when water is not available
  112. Use when fishing to keep hands clean after handling fish and live lures
  113. Gently wipe down your pole and line when finished fishing
  114. Removes waterproof make up for men (hunting) and women (looking pretty)
  115. Clean your wiper blades
  116. Stain removal – Baby wipes will remove most stains from carpeting, cloth covered furniture, and microfibers when used in a blotting fashion
  117. Animal feet cleaner – if you regularly take your pooch out for a walk, you could clean their paws off with a baby wipe
  118. Wipe down a public toilet
  119. Wipe down a shopping cart
  120. Got a cow lick? Baby wipes can be used to help those crazy but mild fly-away and cowlicks stay down temporarily.
  121. Self tanning with lotions? Baby wipe to the rescue. Wipe off the excess tanner that you’ve rubbed in or sprayed. The baby wipe will neutralize the area and prevent to much “tan” from sticking to ya.
  122. Use as a slider to clean tough to reach places – Grab one end of wipe, thread though tight squeeze area, grab the other end of wipe after threaded and see saw your way to clean!
  123. Use as a swiffer replacement on all non laminate floors.
  124. Perfect tissues for a sore nose when sick
  125. Cleans poop off walls
  126. Cleans pee off walls & side of vanity (If you have boys, you’ll understand)
  127. Should be in every survivalist or “prepper” bug-out bag
  128. Regular wipes are flammable because they contain small amounts of alcohol.  Use several to start a fire using tender if needed while camping.
  129. Wipe down a baby changing table when away from home with small children
  130. Are you still thinking about #124? It wasn’t pretty!
  131. Mistakes happen and sometimes glass gets broken. Use baby wipes to safely pick up small pieces of glass that are small enough to be dangerous after breaking
  132. Clean a delicate lamp and fabric lamp shade
  133. Cleans plastic and glass lamps and lamp shades
  134. Cleans and lubricates scissors
  135. Wipe clean a scraping tool (drywall, paint, etc)
  136. Use to squish a spider!
  137. Remove smudges from mirrors and windows
  138. Removes excess ink from stamps
  139. Use to clean rubber stamps
  140. Clean your laptop screen
  141. Use to clean your iPod screen
  142. Clean your TV screen
  143. Can be used to wipe up plumbers glue (you know, that stinky stuff that has beautiful colors?) if used immediately
  144. Use to wipe up over spray from WD-40
  145. Clean up water-color paint
  146. Cleans plumbers putty off objects
  147. Grabs sawdust. Use to clean  up after a remodel project.
  148. Use to clean off saw blades – AFTER IT’S UNPLUGGED FROM POWER SOURCE
  149. Use to clean up wood shavings
  150. Use to clean up concrete powder
  151. Use to clean up grout dust
  152. Use to pick up small nails that are hard to pick up with fingers
  153. Use to pick up small needles
  154. Use to clean small rock gravel out of grooves in shoes
  155. Use to clean dog poop off shoes
  156. Clean the touch screen of your smartphone – while it’s locked
  157. Clean dusty cord to electrical items – Unplugged from power first
  158. Clean a tape dispenser
  159. Clean crochet & knitting needles
  160. Clean small beads while crafting
  161. Use to remove Halloween make-up
  162. Use to remove theater make-up
  163. Use to remove clown make-up
  164. Use to remove sporting events make-up
  165. Clean the coffee drips off the outside of your cup
  166. Clean the outside of a dropped sippy cup
  167. Women – clean yourself during that special time of the month
  168. Wipe shoe kicked dirt off the front door of your house
  169. Get dirt out of the cracks of your welcome mat with a baby wipe. Especially when company could arrive at any minute!
  170. Wipe down the flag of your mail box so it’s brilliantly red again!
  171. Wipe bird poop off mail box 😦
  172. Dust off your wireless router
  173. Dust off your DVR, Cable box, or Satellite box
  174. Spiders build webs more often in the fall. Use a baby wipe attached to the end of a broom to catch cobwebs that appear at the top of the wall corners.
  175. Dryer lent – Clean out your lent trap with a baby wipe to remove fine lent trapped on the removable screen. Never insert a baby wipe into the trap compartment – that’s a fire hazard!
  176. Remove shoe marks from semi-gloss painted baseboard
  177. Shine your gutters – Not that anyone would really do this
  178. Clean your pet’s bottom and free the dingle berries. Yuck! So glad my dog is outside 🙂
  179. Clean the entry handle to a shed, garage or out building
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  180. Wipe down your weed eater after each use
  181. Wipe down gardening hand tools to prevent rust
  182. Wipe down wrenches & sockets after use on vehicles
  183. Clean ink off skin
  184. Use to safely remove corroded batteries from devices. This keeps the corrosion off your hands.
  185. Use to wipe down exercise equipment after use.
  186. Blot with one on outside and one on inside of clothing to remove ketchup, barbecue sauce and cocktail sauce.
  187. Use to clean up spilled vinegar to neutralize the odor.
  188. Aren’t the kids to old to still be doing #40? I mean, am I right?
  189. Use to remove sticky residue from breakfast syrup
  190. Use to loosen gum stuck on walls. It you can get the edges loosened, you can pop it off with a butter knife or scraper.

Why? Why does everything end up on the walls? I’m too frustrated now to finish this list, but let me tell ya …I could go on & on! Baby wipes are a life saver & it’s not necessary to buy the most expensive ones either. The name brand ones tend to be thicker, but the thinner store brands work just fine too!

Hope you enjoyed the list. I’ve got more stuff to clean before our visitors appear!

Bye 🙂

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Comments on: "200 Realistic uses for Baby Wipes" (16)

  1. […] might be the 1001 uses for baby wipes in daily life (I’m serious, these things are magical), or how to quickly identify things in your […]

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  2. This post was awesome!!! My wife and I never had a children but now I know of way more uses other than wiping a babies butt. 🙂
    Thanks

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  3. Glad to know! Cool!

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  4. Never thought so!!!!! Baby wipes have so many uses!!!!! I am amazed.

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