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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wipe out

I love Clorox wipes! You just can't beat the convenience, cleaning power and disposability.(If it's not a real word, just pretend with me.) I think they make a great baby shower gift (I'm a bit practical.) or get well gift.

However, you know I love to save money and if I can make something myself I will. Recently I discovered organizedhome.com. I hope to explore the site more and share what I find with you or check it out for yourself. I found direction for making your own cleaning wipes. You can make 3 different types: disinfecting, general cleaning and mirror/glass cleaners.
They suggest using a store bought container, it looks like a Rubbermaid product, I didn't want to spend the money so I found an almost empty Chicken Bouillon container. Look, mine as a handy handle. Neato.
Click here for the original directions. Using an electric knife cut paper towel roll in half. Place inside container. I cut a slit in the cardboard center and pulled it out.


Mix solution. I used 1/2 cup all purpose cleaner (next time I will reduce it to 1/4 cup) mixed with 2 1/2 cups water. Pour over paper towels.


Instead of drilling a hole, traced the cap of a tube of carmex onto the lid. I then cut it out with an Exacto knife. Pull inside paper towel through hole and secure lid.



8 comments:

Annie said...

So the towels don't go all mushy? Wow... you keep amazing me :) Good post!

Vivienne said...

Amazing.

Melissa said...

They don't go mushy at all. I just cleaned my bathroom with mine. They did a great job on the toilet!

Melissa said...

You could probably use an ice-cream bucket. Keep your eyes out for a container at the thrift strores.

Xazmin said...

I've seen this before and think it is so cool!

Amy said...

This is wonderful. Great way to safe money.

Layla said...

You can do the same thing to make baby wipes. Just soak the paper towels in baby soap that has been diluted with water! Yes, I was once too poor to buy wipes. :( Great idea to do it for a disinfectant!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Great tutorial...thanks for sharing!