DIY Disinfecting Wipes

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DIY Disinfecting Wipes

 

A good way to cut cost & still keep the picnic area clean.

 

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DIY Disinfecting Wipes
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Ingredients
  1. Pine Sol or Vinegar (Recipes are at the bottom of this post for various types of cleaners you can create)
  2. Sturdy paper towels (I choose Bounty)
  3. Water
  4. Glad or Ziplock Container that is large enough to fit part of a paper towel roll in ( I found the Glad Designer Bowl at Target–Two for $2.99)
  5. Serrated Knife
  6. Something to cut a 1/2″ hole through plastic (I used a 1/2 inch drill bit- that worked well)
  7. Measuring cups
  8. Bowl
Instructions
  1. 1. Cut your paper towel role length wise so it will fit nicely in the plastic container you’ve selected. I used a large serrated knife and it cut through the paper towels just fine!
  2. 2. Next you will need to cut a hole in the top of the plastic lid so you can easily pull the paper towels or should I say, disinfecting wipes, out. I asked my husband for a 1/2″ drill bit and used that. But because the plastic you are cutting through is so thin, I think a knife or even sharp scissors will work just as well. Just be careful and use a cutting board.
  3. 3. Mix your desired solution.
  4. Disinfectant Cleaning Recipe
  5. 1/4 – 1/2 cup of pine cleaning solution such as Pine Sol
  6. 2 1/2 – 2 3/4 cup of water
  7. 4. Once you have your solution mixed and your paper towel roll set in the plastic container, pour the solution over the paper towels. Put the lid back on the plastic container and allow them to sit overnight.
  8. 5. Once the towels have sat overnight, then the cardboard tube in the center of the paper towel roll should easily come out (See the bottom right photo above).
  9. 6. 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.
  10. TA DA! You know have your own household cleaning wipes. As I mentioned early, I was skeptical of this project and didn’t know if was worth the time it took to cut and drill but it really is simple to do and you can reuse the container over and over again
Guru to the Outdoors http://gurutotheoutdoors.com/

General Cleaning Surface Recipe & Window Glass Cleaning Recipe

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  1. How do you keep them from drying out? Do you use something to stop up the hole?

    • Admin

      You could put a piece of duct tape over the hole. In my experience with wipes, if they dry out, just add some water to them :)

  2. Layale

    @Debi. That’s a good question. I don’t yet have the decorative bowls mentioned in the article, but I know the Glad containers I do have, those lids stack on top of each other with no problems. So, I wonder if using the extra lid on top would work, since they said the decorative bowls come in sets of two? Of course, that would mean saving the other bowl for something else, but it might work. Just thinking “aloud” here, because I am wondering, too, since I don’t think I would use them fast enough to present drying.

  3. Debbie

    I used to do this years ago using a 5 lb. butter tub (not even sure they have those any more) and used a crisscross cut (like Rea Wallace suggested). It worked perfect and stayed moist for a long time. The ingredients were different and I used it for dusting.

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