Homemade Reusable Cleaning Wipes!

Show of hands:  who loves Clorox/Lysol wipes, but is sick of buying them?!  Me!  Me!  I don’t have anything against these little wipes of wonder, but I HATE spending money on something I just throw away.  (Now Chipotle’s barbacoa burrito…mmm…that’s something worthy of my money!)

But I DO love the convenience of those little wipes.  They are perfect for my house full of dirty fingers, dropped sippy cups, muddy paws, grubby…well, you get the idea ~and that’s just my husband!  🙂

Courtesy of www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com I have a solution!  (Not just a solution to this problem, but literally a solution for you to make ~get it?  Can you tell I’m on my third cup of coffee already?!) 

The first thing I did was cut one of my husband’s OLD white t’s.  I cut it into rectangles that were about 5×6 inches (approximately!).  This is definitely an estimate, but this seems to be a good size for the wipes according to my family’s needs.  Then I mixed up this solution in a bowl:

1 Cup Water

1/4 Cup Alcohol (Isopropyl, not Tequila)

2 TB. Dawn (the blue kind)

2 TB. Ammonia

I used an old baby wipes container, put the cloths into it (with no rhyme or reason), and poured the solution over it.  Let it sit for a few minutes at least to soak in the cleaning goodness.  Voila!  Homemade reusable cleaning wipes!

Homemade Reusable Wipes

(The flower in the picture has nothing to do with the wipes.  It’s a Pinkie Pie Hydrangea ~ my favorite flower blooming right now!)

After I use one of these, I just toss it into my whites pile where it gets washed in hot water and usually bleached, ready to get used again!  No waste and sooo cheap!  I love it!

Less money to spend on cleaning supplies and more for Chipotle Burritos! 


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