I have used Q-tips for many years. During those years, I have discovered to many uses for them. I use them to clean tiny places where nothing else works. I can dip them in a cleaning solution and get right to it! I love them for cleaning my ears, of course but, there are just too many uses that one might not even think about. I have done tiny detail work cleaning my car, Cleaning hard to reach areas anywhere. I even use them to clean jewelry and clean around the edges of my faucets. There are far too many uses to list. One of my favorites when I am out and dressed up is repairing lipstick and mascara smudges!! Yes! I carry them in my purse and in my glove box. Before I know it, I've found yet another use!!