Save Money by Making Your Own Disposable Cleaning Wipes

Save Money by Making Your Own Disposable Cleaning Wipes

Cleaning wipes are the most commonly used items in any household around the world. Once done using we throw them away without a blink, which I feel is not at all a “Green” practice.

Probably you will find a variety of cleaning wipes and cleaning products around Australia in stores like Tiddox but you need to think about conserving the nature by reducing your consumption of such must needed regular products.

How? It’s very simple! You can save nature by making your own disposable cleaning wipes and cleaning products at home. By doing so, you can’t imagine the benefits you are about to enjoy. Such as,

  •    Shallow cost

When it comes to money, everyone wants to save it and here is a better way you can save a few dollars by not purchasing a bottle of all-purpose cleaner. Instead, you can buy a huge bottle of vinegar that will give you multiple bottles of home-made cleaning sprays. Trust me, such bottles of cleaning sprays really last long.

  •    Reduced asthma trigger

If not for money then think about someone who suffers from asthma in your home. This could be a good reason for making your own disposable cleaning wipes and cleaning products.

Nowadays it is very difficult to find cleaning products that don’t contain ammonia in it. Just to let you the fact that ammonia is a major trigger behind asthma attacks beside other factors. So when you prepare your own cleaning products at home, you have the complete control over what chemicals are going into your cleaning solution.

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  •    Less waste

Now that you are totally convinced to make your own cleaning products at home, there is a slight problem. The problem is, where are you going to store your cleaning solution for using it today or sometime in the near future?

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The solution to this problem is very simple, use an empty bottle of Windex which you threw into your recycling bin just yesterday. Make sure to clean it inside out thoroughly before you reuse it. In this way, you are reducing your waste by recycling it and also reducing your consumption of plastic.

The one and only commercial cleaning product a housekeeper will always need is the disposable cleaning wipes. But as I said earlier, anyone having asthma problems cannot use the commercial wipes and cleaning products as they all contain ammonia.

From my personal experience, I have seen a neighbour of mine using old Clorox wipes container and paper towels to make her own disposable cleaning wipes as she cannot rely on commercial cleaning products because of her asthma. She even tried the products of the brands calling themselves “Green or environment-friendly” but all are the same.

At a point, she realized that the paper towels she made at home don’t really hold up as good as the wipes available in the market. So one day I met her and learned about her problem and I recommended her to follow my method of making cleaning wipes at home.

The next day she came to me and told me that those cleaning wipes she made based on my suggestion are really awesome. They don’t disintegrate when soaked in cleaning solution plus reusable and very easy to make.

I am sure now you are tempted to know the secret of making such useful cleaning wipes right at your home. Well, honestly speaking, there is no secret formula to it.  All you need to do is simply soak few microfiber cloths in your homemade cleaning solution and then use them as needed.

Below is the step-by-step guide to making your own reusable cleaning wipes at home.


The items you will need,

  •    Half gallon mason jar (if you don’t have one, then you can use any glass container with a tight-fitting lid)
  •    Microfiber Cloths
  •    Single piece jar lid
  •    Lavender mint dynamic cleaner (see below how to prepare it)

How will you proceed,

  •    Now you need to stuff as many microfiber cloths as you can inside your container. I could fit 9 pieces of microfiber cloths inside my jar. You can fit more if you cut down the pieces of microfiber cloths a bit small.
  •    After fitting the microfiber cloths inside the container, you need to pour the homemade cleaning solution. Do it slowly as the liquid needs time to make it to the bottom of the container. Finally, put the single piece of jar lid over the container.

Some important tips

  •    Try to wring out the excess solution back into the jar when you use the wipes. By doing so, you won’t run out of your homemade cleaning solution very soon.
  •    Once you are done using a wipe just put it in the laundry and reuse it again.

How to make Lavender mint dynamic cleaner

Ingredients you will need

  •    400 ml distilled white vinegar
  •    500 ml water
  •    100 ml rubbing alcohol
  •    10-15 drops of lavender oil
  •    10-15 drops of peppermint oil

Now put the lid on the jar and seal it tightly. Shake the jar thoroughly and your cleaning solution without any ammonia is ready to rock.

Author bio

My name is Jack F. Valentine, I am the one who runs have been running an owned sites. I am happy to assist with any questions or concerns that you may be having about clean. You will learn a whole lot from my experience. Hit me up, in case of anything.

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