How to Clean Nail Clippers

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How to Clean Nail Clippers
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 11:52am


Nail clippers that are not properly and routinely cleaned can spread fungus and bacteria, especially if more than one person uses the same clippers..


Step 1


Heat two or three cups of water in a pot on the stove. You need only enough water to completely submerge the nail clippers, plus about a quarter-inch. You want the water to be quite warm, but it needn't be scalding or boiling.


Step 2


Remove the pot from the stove and drop the nail clippers into the warm water.


Step 3

Pour three or four drops of liquid soap into the water.

Step 4

Soak the clippers in the warm, soap-filled water for about 10 to 15 minutes..

Step 5

Remove the nail clippers and dry them with the rag or a clean dish towel.

Step 6

Put a few drops of rubbing alcohol onto a cotton swab and run the swab lightly over the entire surface of the nail clippers. This will act as a disinfectant, killing germs.

Step 7

Dry the clippers carefully with the rag, making sure all alcohol and water are removed so the clippers do not rust.

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Mon, 10-08-2012 - 12:17pm

I have no idea. I'm assuming depending on how often you use your clippers or if they're being shared. Maybe once a week?