Mrs. Fixit: Homemade Cleaning Wipes

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May 16, 2010 6:40:08 AM PDT
Premoistened cleaning wipes are convienient, but really expensive, I have an easy way to make your own all purpose wipes and wood cleaning wipes for a fraction of the price.

You're going to need a serated knife, a cutting board, white vinegar, mineral oil or baby oil, water, two airight containers, about the size of a large coffee can and a roll of good quality paper towels.

Cut your paper towel roll in half so it's the size of two toilet paper rolls and place each half in your airtight containers.

For the all purpose cleaner, mix a cup of white viengar and a cup of water together. If you'd like some fragrance, add a few drops of essential oil as well. Then, pour the mixture over the paper towels and seal the container.

For the wood cleaner, mix a half a cup each of white vinegar and mineral or baby oil and a cup of water. Pour that over the second roll and seal that container as well.

Let them sit for a little bit, while the solution soaks into the towels, and then remove the cardboard tube from the center of each roll.

When you need a wipe, pull it from the center of the roll. All of the ingredients cost a grand total of five dollars and you have enough to make more later on! A money saving alternative.

I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!