Going Green - Saving Green

Homemade Cleaning Wipes

Cleaning Wipes

1/2 roll Bounty select-a-size paper towels (cut in half as a cross-section)  I use the name brand because it doesn’t deteriorate when left sitting in liquid.

1 cup rubbing alcohol

1 T white vinegar

water to make 4 cups liquid

A plastic storage tub large enough to hold the half-height paper towel roll.  Drill a 1/2″ hole in the center of the lid.

Put the roll of paper towels in the tub, cut end up.  Mix the liquid ingredients and pour half over the paper towels.  Flip the roll to put the cut end down and pour on the other half of the liquid.  After about 2 minutes, pull the cardboard tube out of the center of the roll.  Take the end of the paper towel from the center of the roll and poke it through the hole in the lid.  Fasten the lid and you have disinfecting wipes with a handy dispenser.

We keep a container of these in the kitchen and under the sink in every bathroom.  Since we use these every day, we don’t have any problem with drying out.  But when we come home from vacation, we often need to throw away the towel sticking out of the top.  You can always add more of the same liquid, if needed.

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