Blu Tack is a reusable poster putty that is both clean and economical to use! I wanted to share some insanely simple BluTack hacks that I use regularly to save time and money on expensive cleaning supplies.
My favourite use for BluTack is to use it when cleaning dust off the typebars in my typewriter! It’s a beautiful vintage typewriter and it can get quite grubby at times, so BluTack is actually the best thing to use to remove the grime, oil and dust all at once!
8 Insanely Simple BluTack Hacks To Make Life Easier!
Watch The Video Of BluTack Hacks:
The First Of The BluTack Hacks; How To Clean Using BluTack:
Using BluTack to clean is a no brainer when it comes to some things. The most fiddly of possessions comes to mind! Clean your mobile phone ports using BluTack. Whether it’s the headphone port, the charging port or the speakers. BluTack is GREAT to get all of the weird dust and gunk out of there!
Clean Photo Printer Ports Using BluTack!
Like your cell phone, photo printers (the one shown is a Brother VC-500w) have small ports that can be difficult to access, let alone clean. For all electronics with ports like these, BluTack is a great option.
Examples Of What You Can Clean Using BluTack:
- Camera Ports
- Laptop Ports
- Airpods Case
- Radio Buttons and Ports
- Games Consoles
- Laptop Keys
My Favourite Of The BluTack Hacks; Use It To Clean Vintage Jewellery
If you collect vintage brooches, whether they’re sparkly like this one or made of china, like this one, BluTack is great for getting grime and dust out of there.
Clean Amethysts And Geodes
Amethyst is most commonly found as crystals lining cavities or voids in the volcanic rock (source) so it is precious! For that reason, you need to be careful when using any sticky substance to clean it. Be very gentle when cleaning, or you will end up removing some smaller crystals.
How To Use BluTack To Keep Pictures Straight
Even if you had to use a screw to hang a canvas or piece of art on the walls, you can use BluTack at the base to ensure it stays straight. Did you see the canvas in the video? It’s right above the sofa in the living room and my husband and I often knock it and make it wonky. Poopers even uses the corner of the canvas sometimes for face cuddles, so she loves this BluTack hack!
Block Lights From Electronics
When I go to bed at night, I love to meditate but the lights from my Bluetooth headphones make me feel like a cyborg. They illuminate the entire bedroom which isn’t exactly conducive to a great nights sleep and it’s not great to whoever is sharing your bed, whether it’s your husband, wife or cat.
Protect Figurines From Pets, Dusting and Quakes!
Using BluTack to keep my favourite figurines safe from the cat swipes and duster is one of my absolute favourite hacks! It’s great to keep Vintage cups and saucers together to protect them from separating and chipping each other when being moved during cleaning!
The Last Of The BluTack Hacks; How To Get Sticky Residue Off Walls
We all know that the best thing to remove BluTack from surfaces is by using more BluTack!
Saving time and money on expensive cleaning supplies is THE BEST! Not only that, but you can clean various ports on electronics without any liquid or any danger that you will end up spilling liquid in devices. Meaning that you won’t have to replace them! All thanks to using this awesome sticky stuff for dusting and cleaning!