Making Your Own Cleaning Wipes

If you like to make your own products and know what is in them – while saving a little bit of money, then check this out.  Now you can make your own cleaning wipes and here is how.

Here is the materials you will need:

10-cup capacity, cylindrical or tall square plastic food storage container
electric drill with 1/2 inch bit
electric knife
liquid measuring cups
extra large roll of sturdy, good quality paper towels
and cleaning liquids from one of the recipes that follow

Recipe 1

   General Surface Cleaning Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Window and Glass Cleaning:

  • 1/2 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

Disinfectant Cleaning:

  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup pine cleaning solution such as Pine-Sol brand
  • 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cup water

Drill a 1/2 inch diameter hole in center of container lid.  
Use the electric knife to cut the paper towel roll into shorter rolls to fit into your container.
Do not remove the plastic wrapping on the roll before you cut with electric knife.  Be patient, it could take several minutes to cut through the roll and cardboard tube inside. 
Now remove the plastic outter wrapper and place a short roll into the plastic container. The other roll can be used as a refill.  Using your liquid measuring cups, measure and pour the liquids from the cleaning recipes you choose, over the paper towel roll that is now inside of the container.  Replace the lid and let sit from 4 hours to overnight.  After sitting, open the lid, pull the wet cardboard tube out and discard.  Then grasp the first paper towel and gently feed the end through the hole in the lid. Replace the lid. Just take note that evaporation will eventually occur so you may have to add some more solution to your container as time goes by. 

If you need a stronger solution, just use a little more of your cleaning product of choice.


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