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My hubby recently had surgery. Instead of buying the expensive gauzes and tapes for changing bandages, use panty liners or thin maxi pads, keeping the paper on the sticky side. Use roll tape from a pharmacy to hold in place. The panty liners are like $2.00 a box of 20, versus $10 for 2 plastic bandages.
By Janice from Arab, AL.
If you need just a little padding in your shoe where there might be an irritant, place a panty liner in the shoe. Works great!
By Mary C. from Newark, CA
Try them as dress shields! I was looking on a website that sells all sorts of girly products; such as lightweight belts, shoe cushions, etc. They had one particular item, I can't remember what it was called, but they were disposable dress shields. They had an adhesive on one side, and are applied to the underarm area of a garment to prevent sweat stains. In fact, in the product description, it said,"think of them as panty liners for your underarms". That made the little light bulb over my head come on!
Choose the paper-thin shields they sell now, and make sure they have adhesive over the entire back, not just a strip down the middle; you want it to stick firmly since arms are in almost constant motion. On the site, they wanted $12.00 for maybe 3 pairs of these things. For $12.00, you could probably get over a year worth of panty liners to use as dress shields! Plus if you pay attention you may find a coupon too!
The real bonus is that a panty liner has a little more surface area than a regular dress shield for more protection. You can use a safer deodorant without aluminum salts in it, because you have the shield to absorb the perspiration instead. Liners also come scented, but I haven't tried any of them yet because I have somewhat sensitive skin.
While helping put together a rummage sale, we came across a pair of ladies high heeled shoes. We cleaned the shoes of any paper, so the possible buyer could easily slip the shoes on checking for comfort.