Rubbing alcohol doesn’t get the home cleaning credit it deserves. Sure, it’s great for disinfecting, but that’s where the usefulness ends, right? Wrong!

Rubbing alcohol has many uses. Cleaning with it is surprisingly effective. It evaporates quickly, and when mixed with water it dries just not as quickly.  Check out some of the things rubbing alcohol can do. Let’s get cleaning!


How to Clean Using Rubbing Alcohol


Items You Needed to Clean with Rubbing Alcohol

  • Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • Sponges
  • Micro Fiber Towels
  • Sponges
  • Home Cleaning Supplies
  • Cotton Swabs


Disinfect Your Home

Start out by using rubbing alcohol to disinfect and freshen your home. To do this, simply fill a spray bottle with one-part alcohol and one-part water. Shake together and voila!

Use this solution on everything from counter tops to linoleum flooring. The smell is admittedly a little strong, but it dries quickly and the scent doesn’t linger.

This solution is also great for disinfecting electronics. Use cotton swabs to wipe off your keyboard, mouse, computer tower, and even your cell phone. These tools are notorious for collecting germs, so protect yourself.


Clean Sponges and Cleaning Cloths

Over time, sponges and cleaning cloths get incredibly dirty. So much so, that they end up looking like black, soot-covered rags. While you might think tossing these items is the logical solution, you can get a few more scrubs of good use out of them by simply letting the sponges soak in a bowl of rubbing alcohol. Not only will the solution get rid of germs and bacteria, it will also leave them looking perfectly clean and white again.


Sinks and Chrome

Want to give your kitchen or workshop sink the ultimate shine it had when you first moved in? With this home cleaning tip, it’s possible!


How to Clean Using Rubbing Alcohol on sinks


All you need to do is spray some rubbing alcohol into the sink and scrub-a-dub-dub. In absolutely no time, you’ll be able to see your reflection staring right back up at you.


Removing Stains from Clothing

Did you get a marker or pen stain on your favorite pair of pants? There’s no need to fret! Douse the stain with rubbing alcohol and let it sit for a few minutes. Now, throw the clothing in the wash and wait until the cycle is complete. The stain will be gone…we promise!


Classrooms and Conference Rooms

The chalkboard has gone the way of the dinosaur, and now white boards rule the day. Unfortunately, these pieces of equipment can be nearly impossible to clean, especially if they’ve been used for a while. Get rid of pesky marks and doodles from weeks or even months ago by spraying rubbing alcohol on the board and then scrubbing it down with a micro fiber cloth or paper towel.

These are just a few of the ways you can use this common supply to your home cleaning advantage. You’ll love the results, guaranteed!