I have been trying to make more of the everyday things we use in an effort to not only save money put also be more self-sufficient, depending less on have to buy everything we use.
So in this quest, I have been researching how I can make more of the cleaning supplies we use.
I love using Disinfectant Wipes (Clorox Wipes)! I use them to wipe down my kitchen counters, especially when I prep meats. It's a quick way to disinfect the counters. They are great to use on the kids toys or when we travel to clean and disinfect.
But they are expensive and not real environmentally friendly!
So after doing some research, I came up with a Homemade solution...
I gathered up all of Hamp's baby wash clothes, an old baby wipes box, and some bleach.
I folded the wash clothes like the baby wipes are. This will allow them to come out one at a time.
I then put the wash clothes in the empty wipes container.
I then I poured a mixture of...
2 1/2 cups of water
1/4 cup of bleach
2 to 3 drops of liquid dish washing detergent
...on the folded wash clothes.
These seem to be working fine! I will just have to wash them with my dish towels and reload.
This is more time consuming but I will be saving money...
I buy my Clorox Wipes at Sam's Club for $12.67/312 wipes. That's $0.04/wipe. I usually buy 4 of these a year. Spending a total $50.68/year on Clorox Wipes.
With these Homemade Wipes, I am recycling baby wash clothes (most of which were given to me when Hamp was born) and a baby wipe container (which I had to borrow from my son who was using it to hold his art stuff). Both of these are being used at no cost. The bleach was $0.02/ 1/4 cup and let's say the dish detergent is $0.01 for those few drops. That's $0.03 for each batch of Homemade Wipes! If I make one batch a week that is only $1.56/year.
That's a savings of $49.12/year!
(Not counting the gas I save for each trip to Sam's. The closest one to us in over 50 miles away!)
To me, that's a no brainer...
The Homemade Wipes are worth the savings!!
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