We spotted this easy DIY cleaning wipes project this morning on one of our favorite websites (Pinterest) and wanted to share it with you right away. I’m a huge fan of Simple Green disinfectant concentrate and keep a small bottle of the watered down solution for kitchen duty by the sink for easy cleanup when the day is done for that fresh pine scent.
I’ve recently discovered Kizzme kind of likes the pine scent too. I guess if she can’t go outside just yet, she has an idea what it smells like to be outdoors…. in a pine forest. Maybe she’s dreaming of climbing pine trees and chasing rogue pinecones on a wild winter vacation in Idyllwild because there’s not a pine tree in sight around our So. Cal home. She must be reading all those vacation travel magazines I’ve got stowed away under the bed!
The fresh pine scent is like clean-up catnip for Kizzme as I recently used it to wipe up a little food grime on my laminate flooring and when the floor was then nice and shiny and clean, wouldn’t you know it, she flopped her furry body right down in the spot and started to flip around with her cute little smile whilst saying “Play with me now, you know I’m soooo cute!”
Whether you wish to make wipes using your own DIY solutions using vinegar or simply a watered-down deconcentrated store brand, this DIY tutorial seems to be a wonderful money-saving tool and a relatively easy project for those of us with cats or children. The uses for these home-made wipes are endless.
So here are some excerpts from the article to share with you. It seems relatively simple to make and the complete article contains the detailed instructions.
Basically, get a roll of quality paper towels, cut in half, and add your own DIY cleaning solution to the container. That’s it. Easy as 1-2-3 for anyone with an electric cutting knife, a drill and a “can-do” attitude!
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 and even around the kitty litter box. I’m planning on making a few of these today to use around the house with some containers I picked up at the dollar store not too long ago.
General Surface Cleaning Recipe:
1- 1/2 cups white vinegar
1- 1/2 cups water
Disinfectant Cleaning Recipe:
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 Recipe:
1/2 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
2-1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Try varying the strength of the cleaning solutions as necessary for your household, using more cleaning agents for a stronger wipe, less solution and more water for a milder product. Add a drop of tea tree or lavender oils or other fresh scents to your solutions for a nice herbal fragrance.
Posted by Kizzme Mommy