Hi, I’m Calli
Welcome! If you enjoy your visit, be sure to follow me:
Oh My Stars!
Canning Day Quilt

Container Store Gift Card Giveaway from Q-tips

My friends from Q-tips are giving away  (3) $50 Gift Certificates to The Container Store here on Make it Do.

There are so many ways to clean with a Q-tip and so many ways keep things clean with organizers from the Container Store.

My pantry needs some serious help!  These containers would be perfect.

How fun are these popup baskets?  They would make a perfect laundry basket for my girls room.

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment on this post sharing:  How have you used a Q-tip for cleaning?  Or share a Q-tip tip you’d like to try.

The Rules:

  • Contest closes on Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:00 MDT
  • Only one comment per person please.
  • Random winners will be announced on Friday, September 7

Thank you to my friends at Q-tips for this awesome giveaway!   Be sure to drop by Q-tips Facebook page to enter to win a $100 weekly gift card or the Grand Prize of $1000 and a year’s supply of Q-tips.  To enter you simply need to share all the ways you use Q-tips!

- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -

Disclosure: I’m a Tipster ambassador and this is a sponsored post by Q-tip.  All opinions and ideas are my own.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Google Buzz
  • Yahoo! Buzz

133 Responses to “Container Store Gift Card Giveaway from Q-tips”

  • Michelle R.:

    I watched your video and used q-tips to clean my keyboard at work. Thanks!

  • Jeanene:

    My kids went back to school today and I’ll be a cleaning machine today. I use q-tips for getting into the nooks and crannies of things. I also use it to touch up after I polish my nails. I enjoy the ideas you share on your blog.

  • Mami2jcn:

    I’ve cleaned little cracks and crevices with qtips.

  • Dawn G.:

    My favorite Q-Tip tip is to clean the screen of your smart phone…. those little bezels ONLY get clean with a Q-tip moistened with alcohol and water. Then you flip over the Q-tip and dry it with the other side!

  • Heather:

    How about cleaning unwanted mascara splotches off your eyelids? Or also around the bathroom sink handles.

  • Cari:

    I love using Q-tips to fix any make-up mess ups.

  • Tamara:

    My dehydrator has tiny little areas that can be cleaned by nothing other than Q-tips!

  • Anita:

    I’m planning to watch the video when I get back from the gym. After a summer of minimal house cleaning, I nned to get cracking with the q tips on my house.

  • I have used QTips to clean the air vents of my convertible when I do a serious detailing.

  • Danielle:

    I use Q-Tips to clean my computer, my jewelry (works better than that weird brush that came with my jewelry cleaner) and my cat’s ears! Which he *loves*. I also use them for applying medicine- like to my cat’s ears when he digs them.
    I like the tip for cleaning my cell phone, I’ll be doing that!

  • Jess:

    I use Q-tips to clean around the hard-to-reach spots on the faucets.

  • Ione:

    They are the perfect go to for doctoring our sheep. Love your blog.

  • Emily S.:

    I use Q-Tips to clean my soap dispensers when they start to get “gunky”.

  • Becke:

    I use Q-tips dipped in rubbing alchol to clean the inside of battery compartments when batteries have corroded…it has saved the life of many electronic toys and gadgets!

  • I just used q-tips yesterday to clean out my door hinges and lube them up to stop the squeaking!

  • I use Qtips mainly for beauty. Cleaning off nail polish on edge of nails or removing eye makeup. And clean my ears with them too! LOL!

  • Margaret:

    I use Q-Tips on anything with buttons, that needs cleaning — phones, remotes, keyboards, appliances, you name it. I use either a little bit of soapy water, or a little bit of rubbing alcohol. Works like a charm!

  • Kelli:

    I love to use q-tips To clean those hard to reach places on my car dashboard.

  • Anne:

    What don’t I use Q-tips for? I use them for all kinds of things — personal cleaning, house cleaning, detailing many items, etc. I can’t tell you how excited I was to get a specially packed unit from my warehouse store with an extra 150 bonus Q-tips!! My husband just laughed because he knew where my brain went in figuring out what to do with them.

  • Britt Burton:

    I love using Q-Tips to clean up my newly nail polished fingertips. I always over polish onto my cuticles or finger tips. So I dip a Q-Tip into some nail polish remover and carefully wipe around my polished nails, and TA-DA! Beautifully painted nails.

  • Linda L.:

    Cleaning around the taps and faucets in both the bathroom and kitchen.

  • michelle:

    Qtips are great for cleaning the rubber around the refrigorater door. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • I use them to clean the valves and lids for my daughter’s sippy cups!

  • Genevieve Henry:

    I use Q-tips for cleaning my ears, cleaning up make-up mishaps and for getting finger nail polish off my fingers after a messy paint job. For the house I use them for cleaning all the nooks and crannies.

  • Lynn osborne:

    I love q-tips for cleaning a lot of little places in my electronic gear. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anne:

    I use q-tips to clean the goop off of my electric toothbrush.

  • joanne:

    i use qtips to clean my ears, air conditioners and other small areas such as key boards.

  • Darlene P:

    Q-tips are fantastic! One of the things I have learned to clean with them is my laptop keyboard. Getting the top of the keys is easy and canned air does a pretty good job at the rest but those stubborn in between spaces that start to look dingy over time? Q-tips dipped in a teeny bit of window cleaner make my keys all shiny again.

  • Sheila Laurence:

    I use q-tips to ‘erase’ my eye-makeup mistakes.

  • Ashley:

    Q-tips are great on baseboards, especially the more detailed ones!

  • Jodi:

    I like to use Qtips under the handles on the sink faucet and in between the keys on my computer keyboard. (I think I might do that one right after I write this!)

  • Lesa Forbis:

    I use Q-tips to clean up any mascara that I get on my eyelids. I also use them when painting my fingernails or toenails to remove any polish I get on my skin.

  • Gaila:

    Cleaning my car vents. , dogs ears, sewing machine

  • Dayna:

    Q-tips…what would we do without them? I use them for everything, but probably the least ordinary thing I use them for is deep cleaning the outside of my oven. I go around the edges of the oven door and handle with a toothpick, then I follow up with a q-tip dipped in degreaser. A quick buff with a cloth, and my oven looks like new!

  • Erin:

    I recently used QTips to clean the keys on my piano. They were in serious need of some help and the QTips got right in all the crevices and they look great! I have also used them to clean the grout on my tile surfaces – works great!

  • Nicole Latta:

    I use q-tips to make my manicures and pedicures spectacular! My favorite though is for my ears…oh how it feels great to clean my ears! Don’t know what I would do without them!

  • polymathamy:

    I use Q-tips with makeup remover to clean off eyeliner!

  • Stacia:

    I use Q-tips to clean my sewing machine. It is the only thing that will grab all of the lint that gets stuck around the bobbin!

  • Robynn:

    Hi, Love your blog. I used a Q-tip with sliver polish to clean the necklace holding by Grandmothers ashes. The necklace tarnishes quickly.

  • Carol:

    I use Q-Tips for cleaning out the bobbin case on my sewing machine. Also works great on yoour vent slats!

  • sharleen:

    I use them to clean the hard to reach crevices in our cat’s water fountain.

  • I love to use Q-tips for cleaning little crevices. Sometimes it just irritates me to no end when I can’t get something 100% clean so I use a Q-tip to follow up in the little areas.

  • lisabella:

    I use Q-Tips to clean out some hard-to-reach places in our humidifier!

  • Sarah W.:

    I use Q-tips to clean up when applying eyeliner and when doing my own mani/pedis. They’re awesome!

  • Anne Marie:

    I use Qtips to get in small spaces – great for cleaning computer keyboard! I also love to use them for small touch up paint spots.

  • Jennifer S:

    I use q-tips for the little grooves when cleaning my windows. They work great!

  • Sharon:

    q-tips work for lots of things, cleaning in small places but i have been using them when I use my ink in scrapbooking for little places, love them for lots of things.

  • barbara n:

    I use q-tips to clean the dish on the front of my refrigerator where the ice cube maker and water dispenser leave water spots

  • Heather L.:

    I use q-tips to clean the air vents in my vehicle when they get dusty.

  • Tamara:

    I always use them to clean around the bathroom faucet.

  • Betsy:

    Many uses but always for fixing makeup and my Sonicare toothbrush comes apart and I use it to clean between the head and battery handle.

  • Debra:

    I used Q-Tips just this past weekend to dig out little lint balls from inside my sewing machine. Nothing else works as well as the Q-Tips!

  • Lori:

    I like to use Q tips to clean the inside of my windows. They are really great at getting into tiny little spots that I can’t get to using rags.

  • Jenny:

    I enjoy all of your Q-tip (and general) cleaning tips! I use them to clean “excess” glue on my kids’ crafts. – It helps keep my fingers glue-free. =)

  • Jenny:

    I use Q-tips to get into the individual slots in the cold air return vents at my house. I could certainly use some organizing help too. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Q-tips are very handy to get into those hard to reach places!

  • Nicole M:

    I use Q tips to clean my keyboard and to clean in between the stove and counter.

  • Sue:

    I use Q-tips to get into the hard to reach corners of my son’s lunch box

  • Jenny:

    I love q-tips! They are perfect for cleaning baseboards and laptop keys! Also, so excited about a giveaway to the container store! Love it!

  • Debi Boz:

    I clean my keyboard with Q-tips…and all little crevices..

  • GG Bocchino:

    I have a parakeet. His cage has small corners & without a Q-Tip there is no way I could clean it. His bird tray that pulls out has many grooved areas that hold lots of his discarded stuff. Can’t tell you how much better I feel after cleaning it with Q-Tips!

  • Megan T.:

    I love them for cleaning up nail polish on my toes!

  • pam:

    I buy the big economy boxes of Q-Tips! My son takes a box to college with him.
    Love all the tips here. I will be putting some to good use.
    pam roever at yahoo dot com

  • Pam:

    I use Q-tips as chalk “applicators” when I am scrapbooking.

  • I use q-tips for cleaning off my hardware, like cupboard pulls and whatnot!

  • Dana:

    Touching up my nail polish or any fine detail around the house.

  • jacquie:

    I use qtips to clean the rail of my shower sliding door and the greasy vents of my microwave. Thx!!

  • NancyAP:

    I use Q tips to clean out the cracks in our obento box lids. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  • I’ve used q-tips as disposable paintbrushes with water and food coloring for toddlers. They work great and the mess is throw away. Q-tips don’t dig holes in the paper like a plastic paintbrush does.

  • Heidi:

    Up until a couple of weeks ago I was using a Qtip dipped in alcohol to clean my newborn’s belly button/umbilical cord stump, but she is done with that, so we are just using it to clean ears.
    I love the ideas to use Qtips to clean the battery compartment and sippy cup valves. I’m going to try them!

  • I use q tips to clean the corners of picture frames.

  • LJ:

    I’ve taken a lot of heckling over the years because I use Q-Tips when I clean windows! Truly, there is nothing better to get into those itty bitty nooks and crevices than a Q-Tip – so I say, “Let them heckle. I have the cleanest windows!”

  • Kelly:

    I like cleaning the screen to technology like my phone or the kids vtech toys with q-tips. I love removing the corners of nail polish with them as well.

  • Ambiac:

    I use Q tips to clean my computer keyboard!

  • Linnea:

    I dip Q-tips into bleach and clean crevices in the bathroom.

  • Kelly D:

    I’ve used Q-tips for cleaning the keys on my laptop & computer keyboards.

  • I’m almost afraid to enter. If I win, it will be difficult to keep my spending under a hundred.

  • I use Q-tips for everything!

  • Kristi:

    We are musical around here and I love q-tips for cleaning musical instruments–under strings, around keys, etc.

  • Shaun:

    I love Q-tips for cleaning around the bobbin area in my sewing machine. They are great for getting into those hard to reach spots. I also like to use them in scrapbooking, crafting and for eye makeup removal.

  • Solducky:

    They are great for those hard to get areas around the faucet handles.

    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  • Lori:

    I love using Q-tips for crafting all the time. I also use it to help clean my sewing machine and other small, hard to reach projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Kathy:

    Being a little OCD I can’t stand the vents in my car dirty. So I’m constantly using Q-tip to clean them.

  • Brooke:

    I use Q-tips to clean nail polish off my skin and mascara under my eyes. I use them to dust hard to get areas that are to small for a duster. I also wet them and slide them in between my stove and counter to clean the guck and grime.

  • Kellyg:

    I use them to clean ears, under eyes, and computer keyboards :)

  • miranda:

    When the pc mouse had a track ball …inside there. Now the keyboard and hard to reach tiny areas.

  • Fran Daoust:

    I use q tips for cleaning my sewing machine and my ears of course.

  • Sarah H.P.:

    I just use Q-Tips to keep my ears!! I keep it simple!!

  • Jen:

    Q-tips are awesome for cleaning the screen of my iPhone!

  • Elle:

    I use Q-tips to help clean/keep the build up out of my son’s sippy cup lids.

  • Carolsue:

    I have used Q Tips to clean the ends of the slats in my Mini Blinds.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • Jo Derouin:

    I use Q-tips to clean my computer

  • I use them to clean out the vent on the back part of the hair dryer that gets covered in lint. If you don’t clean it out, that’s why your hair dryer will quit on you because it overheats.

  • Tracy:

    My daughter’s using Q-tips to apply a solution to her newly pierced ears and I use them for ear care, make up clean up and faucet cleaning.

  • Emma:

    I use q tips to clean the vents in my van and around the dials and corners of the cup holders.

  • Becky:

    We use Q-Tips to clean the “sipper” in sippy cups!

  • eg:

    I clean the lint out of my sewing machine with Q-Tips.

  • I use a qtip to clean my wedding ring. I also use a dry one to polish it up. I like having control with the fineness of the tip of the q-tip. Q-tips are absolutely necessary!!

  • Q-Tips are perfect for cleaning the A/C vents in my car. Dip them or spray them with disinfectant, then you can use a dry Q-Tip to dry the vents. Looks and smells so fresh and clean. After the vents are clean, you can fold a Q-tip in half, then dip the cotton tip ends in scented oils and clip it into the vent. This is an inexpensive alternative to purchasing air fresheners.

  • lak:

    I just cleaned my windows this weekend, and I used my Q-tips to get into all those gritty, grimy corners.

  • Jeni Wilson:

    The oddest job I had was using Q-Tips to clean Barbie shoes (combine a bored boy, finger paint, and his sister’s Barbie stuff and you have a mess!)

  • Ingrien Schaefer:

    i use q-tips to clean little nooks and crannies.

  • Merri:

    I use them in all those hard to reach spots – cellphone, computer, car dashboard, nail polish cleanup. Thanks for the tips.

  • Vikki:

    I love Q-Tips! We use them all around the house. Animal ears along with human, cleaning, manicures, make-up and vent cleaning.
    We bought a dresser at a garage sale. After painting it and filling hardware holes the new hardware was still to small for the hole. My husband broke off the ends of the Q-tip and stuck the stick in the hole, add some putty let it dry and it worked!

  • Fran:

    I use q-tips for all sorts of corners and connections. medicine cabinet corners, window sills, toys. Favorite this season is cleaning all those little slats in the window fans before storing them for winter.

  • Heather:

    I love to use q-tips to clean the grouting around the sink. Also use them when detailing the inside of the car!

  • I soak one with bleach and use it on spots on clothes.

  • Caedwin:

    Yes, I’ve used them when I paint.

  • Julie M.:

    I actually use Q-tips to help clean my sewing machine. I use a bit of the machine’s oil, drop it on the Q-tip, then wipe the section around the bobbin–it cleans any lint down there and helps my sewing machine run SO MUCH more smoothly! Great giveaway!

  • Autumn B.:

    Crazily enough my husband and I use Q-Tips when cleaning our guns. We love target shooting, but we have to keep up the maintenance of our guns. Q-Tips work great for getting into small parts.

  • Nicole M.:

    I use Q-tips to clean around the knobs on the car radio, and a little alcohol on a q-tip gets the yucky build up off of the car door remote.

  • Ashley:

    I use them to clean our sonicare toothbrushes!

  • Deanna G.:

    I’d like to try the “Extra Glue for Arts & Crafts” tip.

  • Linda Pawlak:

    When my DH and I married and bought our bedroom set, my DMIL warned me that it would be a BEAR to clean…too many little grooves making a chevron design on the front of each drawer and door! My mom, however, came to the rescue with Q-tips! They work wonderfully! I simply spray them with a little furniture polish and a quick zip along each groove and the dust is gone and all is nice and shiny. Thank you Q-tip for making a “bear” of a job more “bearable”.

  • Kara:

    I use them to clean my watch which somehow manages to get super dirty in the little crevices. Also use them to clean up my eye-makeup everytime I do my makeup :)

  • Beverly C:

    I use Q-tips to clean the front of my dishwasher around all the buttons.

  • Lisa:

    I use Q-tip when I deep cleaning to get in all the little cracks and crevices that a rag just can’t get to.

  • Sherri:

    I use Q-tips to clean small areas in my car like the vents. Also, I use them to clean around the bathroom faucets.

  • Casey:

    I love to use q-tips to clean the caulk around the back of the sink that I can’t reach without the it.

  • Kathryn:

    I JUST used a Q-tip to clean out the port for the power cord on my laptop! :)

  • Kristie:

    I just enjoy reading all the tips from everyone. It has given me some ideas of things I need to clean!

  • I like to use qtips to clean all the little tiny spots in my bathroom, ranging from my electric tooth brush charger to the silver ring where the plunger is in the sink.

  • Linda R:

    I use Q-tips for cleaning out icing tips. You can squish them all the way to the end.

  • Jessie C.:

    I use them to clean keyboards.

  • Julie:

    I use mine to clean my computer’s keyboards as does my kids

  • Leslie H.:

    I just used Q-Tips dipped in a little diluted bleach to clean mold that developed in the accordian fold rubber around the refrigerator door!

  • Suzanne Christensen:

    We’ve used them in craft projects to dab glue, paint, and with those cheap watercolor books with the “paint” on the paper.

  • Donette:

    I definitely use them to clean all kinds of small things from cell phones to car vents!

  • I clean the computer keyboard with q-tips!

  • Barbara G:

    I keep Q-tips close when I clean and oil my sewing machine. Great for getting into small spaces and soaking up any oil drips!

  • Sam:

    I use q-tips to tidy up my sloppy pedicures!

  • [...] the Container Store gift card giveaway compliments of my friends at Q-tips.  Have you read through the comments?  Thank you all for sharing your awesome cleaning tips!  Here are the [...]


Virtual Quilting Bee