Making Your Own Cleaning Wipes

Wipes are a handy tool, but they can get expensive in a hurry. One mom, in an effort to save as much money as possible to pay for an adoption, figured out a way to make her own wipes that work just as well as the kind you buy at the store.

The best part? These wipes only cost about 75 cents per container! Next time you’re doing the housekeeping and you realize you’re out of wipes, try this:

Step #1: Cut a paper towel roll in half. Mom Courtney recommends using 2-ply to make sure they will hold up to sitting in the solution you will make for them later on.

Step #2: Put each half of the paper towel roll in a separate container. You’ll want to stand them up so you can look straight down through the paper towel roll. If you’re only going to make one batch at a time, you can just store the other half for later use.

Step #3: Make your solution. While Courtney provides recipes for her favorite types of wipes (baby wipes, antibacterial, and disinfecting), you can certainly experiment with your own solutions. For instance, a cup of vinegar, 2 cups of water, and a tablespoon of lemon juice would be a great all-natural solution to use!

Step #4: Pour the solution over the paper towel half. Make sure to pour it over the entire roll, but especially over the center portion. The paper towels will absorb the solution, but the moisture will also soak the cardboard roll in the center, making it easy to slip out.

Step #5: Take out the cardboard and pull the center wipe out. Those pop up wipes you get in the store are really just rolls of paper fabric. When you reach into the middle of the roll and pull out the inside paper towel, you’re creating the same effect. You can even cut a whole in the lid of your container and it will work just like the wipes you’re used to.



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