You know all the hand sanitizer you keep in your car, purse and drawers at home, work and school? The Food and Drug Administration recommends that we not use it in place of soap and water but only as an adjunct. But dont despair. A very surprised reader wants to share another use for the stuff.

Coffee stains: I spilled some coffee on a light-colored blouse while driving. The only thing available was my hand-sanitizer pen in my purse. I squirted it lightly on the stain, and the coffee marks came out completely!

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