While makeup experts often advise you to dump your tube of mascara every three months to prevent infection, go against the grain, save the brush and put it to use cleaning hard-to-reach spaces.
Home improvement site DIY Life suggests that your mascara wand repurposes wonderfully as a cleaning tool. You'll want to clean it thoroughly beforehand. The author suggests soaking it in warm water and liquid castile soap for 10 minutes. If castile soap isn't available, eye makeup remover or shampoo will work. Scrub off any remaining makeup with a cotton swab, and make sure the bristles are well-cleaned.
Aside from using it to clean between the keys on your keyboard, the author also points out that it works nicely:
- Behind kitchen and bathroom taps
- Around cupboard knobs and drawer handles
- Along the edges of light-switch plates
- Inside sink and countertop seams
Got more ideas for using a mascara brush in hard-to-reach places? Share it in the comments.