A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Real Simple
Updated August 31, 2004
Baby wipe used to clean deodorant off of a sweater
Credit: Rick Lew

Original purpose: Cleaning baby bottoms.
Aha! use: Getting deodorant stains out of your favorite clothes. The same wipe that soothes baby skin works to lift hard-to-remove stains. (Keep a travel-size dispenser in the car to deal with sticky hands, spilled soda, cuts, and scrapes.)
Reward: Motherhood is the necessity of invention.