May 29

Cleaning With Q-Tips Precision Tips + $25 Am Ex Gift Card Giveaway

Using Q-Tips to Clean

While I'm not OCD when it comes to cleaning, there are little areas that start to grate on my nerves after awhile. Like the bottom of the water and ice dispenser on our fridge...

We have hard water, and when you pair that with five kids that just can't seem to grasp how to fill a water bottle without spraying water down the front of the refrigerator door -- well, you end up with crusted on hard water deposits that drive me insane.

Q-tips to the rescue! Specifically the new Q-Tips Precision Tips cotton swabs which boast the same cushy cotton swab tip you know and love compressed into a pointed precision tip perfect for reaching small spaces. These are ideal for a variety of other kitchen tasks such as:

  • Cleaning kitchen cabinets -- Dirt and dust can accumulate quickly on the moldings and trim of your kitchen cabinets. Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swabs are small enough to get into these cracks and crevices and remove unwanted buildup.
  • Tidying up condiment jar edges -- Use Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swabs to clean the spout or around the edges of your condiment bottles.
  • Degunking stove knobs -- Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swabs easily remove caked on grease from stove knobs.

I'm sure you have dozens more ideas for how Q-Tips Precision Tips cotton swabs can be used. Share your tips in the comments for a chance to win a box of Q-Tips Precision Tips and a $25 American Express gift card!

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One package of Q-Tips Precision Tips cotton swabs + a $25 Am Ex gift card

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by Tara | 142 comments

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emma May 29, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I would use these to get rid of eyeliner. The kind that stays on even after using makeup remover!

Maralea May 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I use them to clean the knobs on my stove!

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linda May 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

hard water deposits on the fauceta drives me nuts thats what i would use them for

Ginger May 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I would use these Precision Tips for paint touch-ups when needing a clean line.

Maureen May 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm

This would help in getting into crevices in either jewelry or silver as I try to clean with the polish.

Rachel D. May 29, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I use them to clean the tight little areas that nothing else will fit in

Nikki L May 29, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I use them to clean in my gas stove grates, as well as (like you said) that gross area under the water dispenser. I don’t even have kids, but hubby can’t use it either!
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Anita May 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Getting the every last bit of lipstick out out the lipstic tube.

Melinda D. May 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I would use them to clean the vents and crevices in the car dash.

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i would use them to remove my eye makeup when it smudges. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Chandra May 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm

To dip in nail polish remover and remove nail polish that got on the sides of your nail ( on the skin)

serena ames May 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

my husband would use them, he is very picky, doen’t like the dollar store type

Amy L May 29, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I use them to clean between the keys on my keyboard @ work! Also, they are great for cleaning out the nozzle of my Camelbak water bottle!

Kelly G May 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I use them to clean my computer keyboard and the remote to the tv. I also use them to clean out my cats ears….ew! haha :)

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Deanna G. May 29, 2012 at 9:43 pm

I’d use them as an eye shadow brush!

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Kelly D May 29, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I would use these to clean the buttons on the remotes & phones.

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Madeline May 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I use Q-tips to clean around the seams in our refrigerator that I can’t reach otherwise.

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Taryn lopeZ May 29, 2012 at 10:03 pm

We use them to clean the crevases in high chairs and toys.

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kindra May 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

I would use it to clean those hard to reach placets on the faucet.

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Anne May 29, 2012 at 10:58 pm

I would use Q-Tips precision tips to clean the slots in my shower doors in the bathroom and the slots in my windows. It would get into those deep crevices that are hard to reach.

amy marantino May 29, 2012 at 11:26 pm

i would use Q-Tips Precision Tips cotton swabs to clean the seam around the sink drains

Linda Walters May 29, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I use them to clean up fingernail polish off my skin after polishing my toes

Lynda May 30, 2012 at 12:08 am

i would use them for getting rid of eyeliner residuals

Misty May 30, 2012 at 12:59 am

Oh, I would use these to clean the gunk out of the window seals and sliding glass door runner!

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Misty May 30, 2012 at 2:34 am

I would use them to dispense gel medicines.

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Rick May 30, 2012 at 3:56 am

I would use them to clean dog treat dispensing toys.

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Nancy May 30, 2012 at 4:20 am

I would use the new Q tips to clean the edges of my stove top.

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Cheryl May 30, 2012 at 6:42 am

Around all of the sink faucets.
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Cami May 30, 2012 at 7:21 am

I would use them to clean the stove dials.

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