I can’t hear the word “swab” without immediately thinking of Patty Chase instructing Angela on how to extract her zit. “Just the word, swab.” God I love that show, but this is not another MSCL post. Nope, today I extol the virtues of the alcohol swab. So simple: a small alcohol saturated pad that cleans the tiniest grimiest places without leaving a residue. Some of you immediately recoil because the sight of a swab packet sends you straight to vaccination land. Relax, nobody is going to give you a tetanus booster okay? Though your ass probably needs one. I’m talking absterge the cell, sterilize the remote, polish the Kindle. These little squares are marvelous for de-gunking your favorite electronics. Your laptop keyboard is crying for a cleaning. For some of you, every time you pull out the air duster you end up on a Demi Moore Detour. I’ve been to that party. These handy, inexpensive little packets of joy are great for travel too. Sanitize the remote in your hotel room. Get the wax out of your ears. Alcohol swabs make refreshing ear cleaners. Use them to disinfect your manicure tools, eye lash curler, and tweezers. Really, the applications are endless. Throw a few in your bag and wonder how you ever survived in this filthy world without them.