These homemade cleaning wipes are all over the blogosphere right now. And RIGHTFULLY so!! I gave in and made my own Monday night and I LOVE them!. Everyone should try these....
Here's what you need
2 containers (I used a large coffee can and a large glad ware container. Don't worry if your container seems too short, because you will be squishing the towels down some)
4 cups of my Natural Cleaning Spray
4 cups warm water
1 roll BOUNTY paper towel (other brands get mushy. Use the select a size kind)
Start by cutting your paper towel roll in half with a sharp, non-serrated knife. I cut mine more like 3/4's and 1/4th because of the difference in size in my containers.
This left me with this;
Next I stuffed the paper towels down into the coffee can, it was a little tight;
I used my All Purpose Cleaning Spray, pouring 2 cups worth over each set of paper towels. *I did all of the same steps for the second container of towels*
Then I poured 2 cups of warm water.
Once the water started to absorb, I took out the cardboard tube from the middle (do not try this before pouring the liquids, it will just make a huge mess of the towels). It's very slippery, so grab both sides, pull them in towards the middle the start wiggling until it slides out.
I squished the paper towels down into the can because they were originally taller than the coffee can. Once wet, they squish down easily.
Lastly, I pulled a wipe from the middle of the roll to start it off.
I took a picture of the two containers just to show you that the tall paper towels WILL fit in the smaller containers.
This was a ton of fun, and a creative way to replace a much used, overly expensive, chemical laden product like cleaning wipes. I'm glad I gave in and tried it for myself. I talked myself out of it at first because I would just use my all purpose cleaning spray and a cloth. But I did miss the convenience of the wipes. Now I can have both! And they are adaptable!! With a switch of liquid solution, you can make baby wipes, or face cleaning wipes. Such a cool idea.
I hope you all enjoyed this post, and that you will try making these, they are excellent. You'll be happy that you did!