Introduction: Pint-Size Door Knob Sanitizer

Quick. Easy. Fits most standard knobs.

Step 1: Gather Everything You'll Need

  • 1 Pint Mason Jar
  • 1 1/4 cup Clear Elmer's Glue
  • 1/2 tsp Borax
  • Few drops of food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cup Water*
  • Couple of bowls*
  • Measuring cups*
  • Couple squirts of Hand Sanitizer*

* Not shown

Step 2: Mix Glue, Water, and Food Coloring

  • Take a mixing bowl
  • Add 1 1/4 cup of Clear Elmer's Glue
  • Add 1/2 cup water
  • Mix them together
  • Add a few drops of food coloring*

* I choose yellow for a lemonade-y look

Step 3: Mix Borax and Water

  • Take ANOTHER bowl
  • Add 1 cup of water
  • Add 1/2 tsp of Borax
  • Mix together

Step 4: Mix Both Bowls Together

  • Slowly pour the contents of the Borax bowl into the glue bowl
  • Mix until desired consistency is reached*

* I started by stirring with a spoon and then got in there with my hands. It's totally up to you how you want to do it.

Step 5: Knead in Hand Sanitizer

  • Add a couple of squirts of hand sanitizer
  • Knead sanitizer in by hand
  • Repeat 1x

Step 6: Add Gel to Mason Jar

  • Add cleaning gel to the Mason jar
  • Excess gel can be played with or stored separately

Step 7: Start Sanitizing

  • Insert door knob into Mason jar
  • Knob will displace gel, providing a deep clean*

* If too much is displaced, just remove some gel from the jar.

Step 8: Occasional Top-off

  • Add a pump of sanitizer from time to time
  • If it gets really nasty, just make more gel

Step 9: Enjoy!

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