Homemade cleaning wipes are easy to make, economical, and contain only those cleaning agents you select. Use them in the kitchen, the bathroom, or for cleaning windows. These little things will help get you through until the Tidy Up Angels can come back for your monthly cleaning. And if you don’t have us helping with your cleaning and want to leave it to the Angels – we can help with all your house cleaning services in Leawood KS and Overland Park KS needs. No job in the KC Metro area is to big for us Angels.
Here are some great tips and tricks when it comes to making your own refillable cleaning wipes – and put homemade cleaning wipes to work for you with our easy instructions and cleaning recipes.
Homemade Cleaning Wipes
Materials and Equipment Needed:
- cylindrical or tall square plastic food storage container, 10-cup capacity
- extra-large roll of paper towels
- cleaning agents of your choice (recipes follow)
- electric drill with 1/2-inch drill bit
- electric knife
- liquid measuring cups
In the garage, place a small block of wood beneath the plastic food storage container lid. Use electric drill to drill a 1/2-inch diameter hole in the center of the container lid.
For best results, select an extra-large roll of good quality paper towels for this project. Less-expensive towels fray or shred when pulled through the holder; thicker quilted towels have greater cleaning strength and withstand more scrubbing.
Without removing the paper towel wrapper, use the electric knife to cut the paper towel roll into two shorter rolls. Be patient! It may take up to two minutes to cut through the towel roll and cardboard tube inside.
Remove the wrapper, and place one short paper towel roll inside plastic food storage container. Save the second roll for a refill later.
Using a liquid measuring cup, gently pour one of the following cleaning solution recipes over the top of the paper towel roll.
Place the lid on the plastic food storage container, and allow paper towels to absorb cleaning solution for overnight.
Open the food storage container. Gently pull the wet cardboard tube from the center of the paper towel roll and discard.
Carefully pull the end of the paper towels from the inside, where the cardboard roll had been. Thread the end of the towels through the hole in the lid, and replace the lid.
Pull gently on the exposed end to separate the cleaning wipe.
You can make your own concoction – but here are some Cleaning Wipes Recipes
You will need between 2 and 4 cups of cleaning solution to fill your homemade cleaning wipes container, depending on the size and absorbency of the paper towel product selected. These cleaning recipes make about three cups of solution; increase or decrease amounts if needed.
General Surface Cleaning Recipe:
- 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Disinfectant Cleaning:
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup pine cleaning solution such as Pine-Sol brand
- 2 1/2 to 2 3/4 cup water
- Window and Glass Cleaning:
- 1/2 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
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