New uses for cotton balls

Typical uses for cotton balls usually lie in medical and protection uses.  However, did you know that this little ball of fluff can also have other helpful uses?  Here’s four that may come in handy for you.

Teddy-Bear Stuffing

Has Paddington ripped and lost his padding? To add fluff, cram cotton balls behind the torn seam, then stitch him back up.


Shoe Resizer

Give roomy heels and ballet flats a snugger fit (so you don’t pull a Cinderella) with a few cotton balls tucked in the toes.


Fire Starter

Add cotton balls coated with petroleum jelly to your fire pit.  Light them carefully and they will sustain a flame that spreads easily to wood.


Air Freshener

Soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract, then slip it into your vacuum bag to improve your carpet’s scent while you clean.



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