Hand Sanitizer to Clean Book Covers

I use the library extensively and love to read. I have noticed that the books looked dirty. I can imagine all the people handling them, no wonder they are dirty. So, I grabbed my hand sanitizer and squirted it on the library books, took a paper towel and rubbed it in. I was amazed at the amount of dirt that came off those books. Now every time I get books, I use hand sanitizer on them before reading. This kills germs and makes the book covers shine like new. Happy reading.


By Connie P. from Vandalia, OH

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February 10, 20110 found this helpful

I always use hand sanitizer to wipe over the table and infant chair (they are always clean, but I like to make sure) when my family and I have a coffee after shopping in my local supermarket.

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February 10, 20110 found this helpful

I get Talking books rather than print, but this sounds like something I need to start doing. Some of them smell pretty strongly of cigarette smoke.


This might help even that awful odor, ick! Of course, I've wiped hand sanitizer on the cart handle at the store, too.

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February 11, 20110 found this helpful

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who cleans the books! I use anything from Mrs Meyers Lavender cleaner, white vinegar (both natural cleansers/antibacterials) to Windex or alcohol. Just depending on what I grab first. I buy a lot of books at used book stores, thrift shops, library sales and borrow from my library too. I clean every book that comes into my house!

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March 23, 20150 found this helpful

Another good use for hand sanitiser is as a foot deodorant! Works a charm!

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