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DIY Cleaning Putty


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May 3, 2018

DIY Cleaning Putty - homemade cleaning puttyThis is an awesome homemade putty that will help you clean hard-to-clean areas just by rolling it around in them. Try it on things like mini vents, small ridges in furniture, and many other tight spots. It just takes a handful of items you might already have at home. I couldn't believe how many little crumbs and bits of nastiness I was able to remove by rubbing this putty around the house!

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This stuff can also just be used to play with as it doesn't break apart or disintegrate. Its consistency is a cross between putty and slime.

Total Time: 10 minutes

Supplies:

  • 2 ounces white glue (like Elmer's)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • contact lens solution
DIY Cleaning Putty - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. In a bowl, add glue, water, and baking soda. Stir well.
  2. DIY Cleaning Putty - combine ingredients in a bowl, except contact solution
     
  3. Add a small amount of contact solution and mix.
  4. DIY Cleaning Putty - add contact solution and mix
     
  5. Keep adding contact lens solution, while stirring, until putty comes together.
  6. DIY Cleaning Putty - keep adding a little contact solution and mixing to attain a putty consistency
     
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  7. When you can lift up all the bits from the bowl and it's one piece, it's almost ready.
  8. DIY Cleaning Putty - when it can be lifted out in one piece it is almost ready
     
  9. Knead it a bit, then it's ready to use in hard-to-clean spaces.
  10. DIY Cleaning Putty - knead a bit
     
  11. I use it in little ridges behind my keyboards, mini vents, and deep edges in furniture.
  12. DIY Cleaning Putty - it is ready to use on a keyboard....
     
    DIY Cleaning Putty - a fan grill or whatever
     
  13. You can see what it was able to pick up. Ew! :)
  14. DIY Cleaning Putty - putty with bits of gunk that it picked up
     
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