Rubbing Alcohol Hacks That Will Make Life a Whole Lot Easier

Sometimes, people don’t have the time, energy, or money, to go out and buy different products for every household chore. Rubbing alcohol is a product almost everyone has lying around. Whether it’s somewhere in your bathroom cabinets, or in your first-aid kit, rubbing alcohol isn’t just to clean scrapes, cuts, and infections. From removing stubborn stains to eliminating the stench coming out of your sneakers, you might be surprised by all the convenient hacks rubbing alcohol could help you with.

Different percentages of Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol from CVS and Walgreens
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Not only will these tricks help you save money on expensive products, but since you likely already have rubbing alcohol in your house, you don’t have to go out of your way. That’s right; you don’t need a pricey product to get rid of pesky insects. If you want to save money, time, and make your life a little bit easier, check out these rubbing alcohol hacks that are sure to help you out.

Sticker Remover

I know I wasn’t the only 6th grader who put Lisa Frank stickers all over my locker and struggled to get them off at the end of the year. I got the sticker part off; it was the white leftover sticky part that I had a problem with. It took me forever to remove it, so this is a hack that would have really helped my 11-year old self, back in the day.

The bottom of a vase with some sticker residue next to a bottle of rubbing alcohol and small cotton pads / Using a small cotton pad on the bottom of the vase
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A paper towel with rubbing alcohol will rub the sticker right off. If that doesn’t work, you can leave the soaked towel over the sticker for a few minutes, and it will slide right off. It sure beats spends hours trying to remove it with toilet paper and water. I can’t believe there was such a simple solution all along!

Shoe Sanitizer

Maybe you are an active runner, hiker, or a person who tends to get sweaty feet for no apparent reason. Don’t worry; there is nothing to be ashamed of. I get sweaty feet too, but luckily, there is an easy way to sanitize and deodorize your footwear. This is a perfect hack that doesn’t cost as much as the expensive sprays but works just as effectively.

A woman spraying rubbing alcohol into a pair of shoes
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All you need is a spray bottle with some rubbing alcohol inside. All you have to do is spray the funky smelling shoes. The rubbing alcohol will work as a natural deodorizer, kill the bacteria, and sanitize the soles on your shoes while it’s in there. Three for three… that seems like a sweet deal to me!