Homemade Reusable Wipes

We go through so many paper towels and Clorox wipes daily, the cost can add up. So, I decided to start making my own reusable wipes.

I went to a local dollar store and got a variety of wipes because I wasn’t sure which kind I would like. After I used them for a bit, I have decided that I like these Brillo reusable wipes┬áthe best. I took all the wipes and cut them into small squares. You can use whatever you prefer, if you already have old rags or towels lying around you can re-purpose those.

Reusable Wipes. Cleaning Wipes, Homemade Wipes

Reusable Wipes. Cleaning Wipes, Homemade Wipes

Then I got some glass containers to hold the wipes and solution. I like glass with the screw on lid. I figured it would be better to reduce spilling. There are many types of jars that would be good. Mason Jars are also a great idea. I got a smaller one for each bathroom and then a larger one for the kitchen, since it gets a little messier more often.

Reusable Wipes. Cleaning Wipes, Homemade Wipes

Next, I mixed up the solution. You want to use a disinfectant and a cleaner. I am currently using rubbing alcohol as a disinfectant and dawn dish soap as the cleaner. There are a variety of combinations and household products you can try. Below is my current mixture.

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup alcohol

2 tablespoons of dawn

Reusable Wipes. Cleaning Wipes, Homemade Wipes

Once mixed I pour the desired amount into the jars and kind of mix and squeeze the rags in the jar to spread out the liquid. I only wanted to dampen mine and not soak them so I did not use a lot. Again this is completely flexible based on your needs.

Reusable Wipes. Cleaning Wipes, Homemade Wipes

Reusable Wipes. Cleaning Wipes, Homemade Wipes

Once done, I placed the jars in each room of the house. I keep a small Tupperware under the sinks to throw used ones in. This way I can round them and wash them when needed.

Reusable Wipes. Cleaning Wipes, Homemade Wipes

So far I love these, especially for the bathroom. It’s easy and simple to just grab a cloth and quickly wipe down your counter and whatever you need to. Having something at an easy access really helps to stay on top of things.

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  1. Kyla Matton Osborne

    I love this idea! I’ve been wanting to get fabric to make reusable replacements for paper towel and I’ve been looking into reusable beeswax wraps and bags for lunches and snacks too. We already make a lot of our household cleaning products but I’ve been wanting to expand my selection. These wipes are perfect for a lot of the messes we deal with in the kitchen and bathrooms.

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      Yes! I really love them! It’s actually been helping me keep up with cleaning more because they are right there ready to use. These materials would also work for dry paper towel replacement too.

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