I’m starting a new feature here at CrazyBusy Mama called the CrazyBusy Tip. Whenever I can, I’ll share a tip with you (unusual or otherwise) that will hopefully make your life a little easier.
Today’s tip is about baby wipes. Now that my youngest is 3-1/2 and potty trained, we’re not using them for diaper changes anymore. I still like to keep them on hand, though, because there are so many other things they’re good for. Here’s a short list:
Take them on the road. If you’re going on a road trip, or maybe just on a field trip or to church, put some in a baggy and tuck ‘em in your purse (or keep in the glove compartment, etc.). They’re perfect for wiping off dirty hands and faces and cleaning up little spills in the car.
Company just pulled into the driveway unannounced? Use a baby wipe to quickly dust your coffee table, clean dirty fingerprints off of nearby light switches, and wipe up those dried-up spots on the kitchen floor. All in 30 seconds!
Wipe down your appliances. Baby wipes are all that’s needed to make the fronts of your stove, refrigerator, and dishwasher sparkle. Don’t forget to give your microwave, coffee maker, and blender some baby wipe TLC, too (and wipe down your washer and dryer while you’re at it). One to two wipes per week on your appliances is all that’s needed to make your friends think you’re a kitchen clean freak. It’s up to you whether or not you want to tell them it took you all of five minutes.
I like to use baby wipes to give my kitchen cupboards a swipe. The wipes help to keep your cupboard doors free of grease, dust, and dirty finger smudges. Don’t forget the drawer fronts.
Care for your car. Sure, there are special products formulated just for cleaning the inside of your car. Spend money on these if you want to; I’ll stick to my baby wipes. They’re excellent for wiping grime off of upholstery, the inside of doors, the back of the front seats, and for wiping dust off the dashboard. But because baby wipes may not give you the clearest view through your windshield (some formulations contain moisturizers), I recommend glass cleaner only for your car windows. No accidents, please!
Easy cleaning for running shoes. My 15 year-old son likes to use baby wipes to clean his shoes. He’d cringe with embarrassment if he knew I told you that, but they seriously do a great job on dirty shoes.
I hope you’ve found some of these tips useful. If you have any good around-the-house tips, send ‘em on in!
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