Panty Liner Hacks: 10 Brilliant And Surprising Uses For Home And Personal Comfort

by Allyson Souza
Ally is a born-and-bred Jersey Girl who studied English and Journalism at Rutgers University. In her free time, she spends too much money on food, continues the endless search for her next favorite book, and fails to use her gym membership on a daily basis. She comes from a huge, crazy family that sells Fish & Chips for a living and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Panty liners just got a whole lot more useful — not that they weren’t important before!

Yes, they’re great for their original purpose and we’ve all relied on them in a pinch, but they’ve never reached their full potential until this very moment.

Now, they’re finally being seen for the amazingly versatile product that they’ve always been.

Their size and texture make them perfect for a lot of tasks that we’ve never even considered before — and we’re all about it!

They’re a great product for jobs big and small, and not all of them have to do with your personal hygiene. I’m telling you, we’ve been selling panty liners short for years.

So, before you throw away those years-old stragglers at the bottom of your bathroom drawer, take a look at this list.

It’s sure to save you some money, time, and discomfort — maybe even on a daily basis.

And who doesn’t like that?

Panty Liners, Really?

Bunch of panty liners
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We all know why we buy a pack of panty liners and it’s really no fun at all.

But, now, we’ve found 10 amazing life hacks to make sure you never let your supply run low again — it’s time you start using your panty liners to their full potential!

Hack #1: Absorbent Insole For Heels

Panty liner insole
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Never let a little bit of foot sweat get the best of you.

Simply stick a panty liner to the sole of your shoe and never let slippery, uncomfortable shoes keep you off the dance floor again!

Hack #2: Inexpensive Alternative To Makeup Wipes

Panty liner as a makeup wipe
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Are expensive makeup wipes draining your bank account? It’s time to switch to panty liners.

Their super-absorbent and soft texture makes for the perfect face wipe — just add water!

Hack #3: Sweat Protection For Shirts

Line bra with panty liner
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Whether you’re having an armpit or boob sweat issue, panty liners are the way to go.

They stick right to your shirt or your bra and provide an absorbent shield all day.

So head out in your light-colored shirt and leave your sweat stain shame behind you.

Hack #4: Easy Nail Polish Remover

Remove nail polish with panty liner
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Did you run out of cotton balls? Are you sick of buying a whole bag of them just for one task?

They can now be permanently removed from your shopping list. Just grab a panty liner — it gets the job done and you’ll only need to use one!

Hack #5: Inexpensive Alternative To Nursing Pads

Putting panty liner in nursing bra
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It’s expensive enough having a new baby without spending the extra cash on expensive nursing pads. That’s where panty liners come in.

Just stick them, soft side up, inside your bra and you’ve got an absorbent layer of protection without the nursing pad price tag.

Hack #6: Cleaner For Electronics

Clean phone screen with panty liner
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It can be so annoying having to look at your dirty phone screen day in and day out.

Nothing seems to get all of the smears off of the surface! Fret no more, just add a drop of water to a panty liner and wipe away the built up grossness from your screen.

Hack #7: Floor Protection From Furniture Legs

Panty liner table leg
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Never worry about your furniture legs scratching up your floors again. This might be the easiest and cheapest way to protect your floors ever. 

Simply stick a panty liner on the foot of your furniture leg, soft side down, and wrap it around so it stays still.

Hack #8: Drawer Freshener

Putting panty liner in drawer
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All you have to do here is spray some perfume on a panty liner and lay it in your drawer.

The scent will release from the pad, but none of the liquid will, leaving your clothes safe and smelling great.

Hack #9: Bra Friction Relief And Broken Underwire Protection

Wrap panty liner around bra
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There are two ways to take advantage of panty liners when it comes to your uncomfortable underwire.

Not only can you wrap a panty liner around the underwire, soft side out, to relieve friction, but you can also use one to shield your skin from the sharp edge if your underwire pops through the fabric while you’re out and about.

Hack #10: Sunglass Protection

Panty liner for sunglass protection
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Need a quick way to keep your sunglasses safe when you’re not wearing them? Grab your case and line it with panty liners.

And, if your sunglasses are particularly dirty, this is also a great way to clean them up!

What other panty liner hacks have you found success with? Let us know in the comments.

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