Lysol wipes uses has changed with the times – I mean really changed. Once upon a time, Lysol was a vaginal-cleansing douche. The company also marketed its cleaning solution as birth control between 1930 and 1960. Considering that the label lists the solution as a skin irritant, it sounds like a painful idea.
Don’t try it.
Luckily, Lysol got out of the gynecological game in the 1960s* and decided that women would enjoy cleaning the house with their product, more than their lady parts. I’d love to meet the marketer who helped them pull that switch.
Today’s Lysol is a very different product, and the lemony-fresh scent of Lysol all-purpose cleaners, disinfectant sprays, bleach, and wipes is synonymous with clean in many homes. Their disposable disinfectant wipes and sprays and cleaning solutions have been used in American homes and hospitals since 1962. And they keep innovating new ways to clean.
Lysol Wipes Uses Are Addictively Popular
Let’s face it, if you’ve got no other cleaning product in your house, chances are you’ve still got Lysol’s disposable cleaning wipes.
According to a quick search on Amazon, Lysol Cleaning Wipes are the best-in-class for disinfecting wipes. For a cleaning product that’s relatively new to the market (they didn’t exist until 2000), they’ve gained a loyal and emotional following.
What makes Lysol Disinfecting Wipes so popular?
Short answer? They clean pretty much everything.
Long answer? They clean pretty much everything, kill 99.9 of viruses and bacteria, eliminate allergens, and leave an addictively clean smell behind. Oh, and they’ve got the added bonus of a tough scrubbing surface on one side, and a smooth polishing surface on the other. And they won’t rip as easily as paper towels.
5 Lysol Cleaning Wipes Uses – In Ways You Haven’t Already Tried
Lysol lists uses for these wipes that include cleaning windows, toilet seats, wiping up spills and grease, disinfecting surfaces – where the house is concerned, the versatility of these wipes is impressive. I dug through my own cleaning files, as well as the accounts of hundreds of other Lysol Disinfecting Wipe users, and came up with the following unusual, and incredibly helpful, uses:
- Clean Your Sneaks. My husband started this use in our house. For us who always had a busy schedule and with a toddler who seems to create mud out of thin air – a talent that boys of all ages share, I hear – keeping the little one’s shoes clean seemed an impossible task. Exasperated, my husband reached for a wipe, and voila! Clean shoes. No damage to the shoe itself, and no more mud or hassle. Lysol wipes have been our go-to sneaker cleaner for over a year, with great results.
- Upcycle the Empty Wipes Container. Do you have too many plastic bags cluttering up your kitchen or pantry? One crafter had a great idea – upcycle your old Lysol wipes container. Even after the product is gone, Lysol keeps cleaning up the mess, this time as a plastic bag storage unit and dispenser. Check it out here!
- Keep the Grocery Cart Germ-free. Many grocery stores offer cleaning wipes for grocery carts, but most dry out too quickly, or don’t have the flexibility to actually clean the surface well. Try carrying a small tube of Lysol cleaning wipes with you, instead. They scrub through the mess, remain wet, and thoroughly disinfect to kill germs – keeping you and your little one safe from germs. Having wipes with you when you’re on the go is a great way to fight bacteria and viruses, cold and flu season, too. You can also use to disinfect surfaces and to clean high-touch point areas like phones, light switches and doorknobs in your house.
- Wipe Down Your Car’s Interior. Yet another advantage of carrying disinfecting wipes with you is the ability to tackle the mess in the car quickly, and to disinfect your car’s interior surfaces regularly. Test the interior material in an inconspicuous spot first – some interiors may be damaged by Lysol wipes. Once you’re sure that the material will hold its color and finish, wipe away. Car interiors are often forgotten amidst the rest of the cleaning that you have to do. A little wipe down from time to time can keep them hygienic and clean.
- Get Rid of Mold and Mildew. Known for its germ-fighting power, Lysol doesn’t fail to perform where mold and mildew are concerned, either. If your bathroom is plagued by mold and nothing seems to work, wipe down the surface with the scrubbing side of your Lysol wipe, then let the wipe sit on the surface until it dries out. Repeat this once or twice a week, and you’ll soon notice that mold and mildew have been cleaned from your bathroom, sink or toilet.
- Remove Heavy Soil and Grease From Surfaces. Lysol Wipes can be used to remove grease or oil stains and other tough messes from surfaces by wiping the stained area with a Lysol wipe. No need for strong chemicals.
- Rinse Food Preparation and Eating Surfaces. Lysol Wipes can be used to quickly rinse eating and food preparation surfaces. Thus, no need for a lot of water to rinse after preparing or eating food.
- Clean your gadgets. Wipes are useful for cleaning all kinds of devices that collect germs, microbes and dirt. For example, use to clean TV remotes, computer keyboards and phones in your house.
Once you’re done wiping and clean allow the surface to air dry for 4 minutes. Once complete, remember to toss the wipes in the trash and not down the drain!
Remember to rinse all food contact surfaces and toys with clean water after disinfecting surfaces. Not recommended on aluminum, copper and unfinished wood.
Be Sure to Try Other Lysol Wipes Uses & Let us Know
As much as I enjoy researching the most unusual and exciting Lysol wipes uses that help cut hours off your busy schedule, I’d also love to hear what your favorite unorthodox uses are for them. Check out my articles on Pine Sol and Windex for more unusual cleaning tips – with a twist. Feel free to share your most unique use for a common cleaning product in the comments. Who knows? Maybe I’ll include it in next month’s post.
CAUTION: Be sure to wear gloves and avoid eye contact as it may cause eye irritation due to some strong active ingredients present. Also, check the product usage info to find the correct amount to use.
*Almost…Durex condoms are made by the same company that produces Lysol.
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