I’ll start straight off by admitting that today’s tip is not in the least bit environmentally-friendly but I use baby wipes for so many things around the house, I just have to share it with you.
This discovery has all happened by accident as pre-children, I never had any in the house but over the past few years I’ve been using own-brand baby wipes for pretty much every cleaning job in the house.
So, apart from cleaning bottoms, wipes are absolutely brilliant for the following:
- Cleaning dusty skirting boards
- Cooker hoods, hobs and stainless steel toasters (rub down with a dry cloth afterwards for a dazzling shine)
- Cleaning up spills on hard floors and carpets
- Keyboards and laptop covers
- Spills on upholstered chairs and sofas (even curry stains but you have to get to it mega-quick)
- Cleaning wall and floor tiles
- Bathroom and kitchen taps (same as above, rub down afterwards with an E-cloth or dry tea towel)
- Wiping the leaves of houseplants
- Removing crayon marks from painted walls
- Cleaning out the microwave
- Cleaning leather shoes
- Car dashboards and steering wheel etc
I’m sure there are a 101 other uses for baby wipes that I haven’t even discovered yet but this does beg a rather unsettling question; if wipes have such superior cleaning powers, what on earth do they do to a baby’s bum?
Verdict: A cleaning essential