Wet cleaning wipes are convenient at home, in the car, and just about anywhere else the occasional spill or mess may happen, but like everything else these days, they're getting more expensive. What isn't expensive, however, is white vinegar and water, or a soapy solution you can make at home, and a spare roll of paper towels from the mega-pack you're probably buying anyway. That's all it takes to make your own wet wipes — that and something to keep the wipes in, of course.
This method reuses an old wipe can for the DIY wipes, complete with the notched top that makes it easy to only pull out one wipe at a time. A little trial and error is in order for this method — the author at My New Old School cut a roll of paper towels (from a pack she was buying anyway) in half, shoved it into one of the containers, and poured over a little homemade cleaning solution. This is the clincher — if you like your wipes with bleach, you can add a little. If you prefer vinegar and water to the cleaning chemicals in commercial wipes, you can use that too. If you could not care less about the chemicals, you can grab a refill bottle of your favourite cleaner and pour some of that in — whatever you prefer.
Let the roll soak up the solution, add a little more if it's too dry (remember, you can always add more but you can't really take any away without letting it dry out), and if you like, remove the cardboard roll from the centre and pull your wipes up through there, or from around the sides. Just make sure to use decent paper towels, or else they'll probably just melt away when wet. Either way, you've now made your own cleaning wipes, for a fraction of the cost of buying a can, and you still have another half-roll of paper towels to use when you run out.
Do you make your own wet wipes? Any suggestions to improve this method? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Make Your Own Cleaning Wipes [My New Old School]