Q-tips or cotton buds are not something you give your full attention to, but they come pretty handy when you need to clean out your ears. Apart from that, there are various ways they help to ease our hectic lives, such as the ones listed below.

1. Loosen a zip

If you’re tugging on a stuck zip, you are more likely to break it than fix it. This is where q-tips come in handy. Dip it in shampoo or conditioner and use it to lubricate the stuck zip.

2. Quick makeup

You may have already needed the support of a q-tip when you want to repair some eye shadow or dab on lip-stick. With q-tips, you don’t need to carry heavy makeup bags and you are never to have makeup blunders too.

3. Keyboard assistant

When cleaning the keyboard, it is a must to clean the nooks and crannies in between the keys. Q-tips are very useful for times like these and you can use rubbing alcohol for better cleaning.

4. Pet aid

When you want to remove the clumps in the corners of your beloved pet, nothing does the job better than q-tips. It’s safe, healthy and kinder on animals than your bare fingers and tissues.

5. Perfume swatches

If you are a light traveller, this feature is very useful to you. Dip in a q-tip in your perfume, pop it in a Ziploc bag and keep it in your purse. When you need a scent boost, rub in in and you will never need to carry your perfume with you.

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