I am a huge fan of removing store bought cleaning products from the home.
The only cleaners we ever really use are vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and borax.
But there is one conventional cleaning product that I thoroughly enjoy- Disinfecting Wipes. It isn’t their actual cleaning power that I like, but rather, their convenience.
If there is a mess anywhere in the house, all you need to do is pull out a wipe. But this product is just so wasteful, all of it- wipes and container- are intended for one use. Meaning I’m buying something to throw it out.
So as I ventured through my house this weekend looking for my next DIY project, I decided it was long overdue that I find an alternative to this convenient cleaning product.
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 2 T. lemon
- 2 t. Borax
- Pieces of fabric
- Combine the first 4 ingredients in a jar.
- Replace the lid and shake to combine.
- Add the fabric pieces one at a time until they are all submerged in the jar.
- To use: remove fabric from jar, ring out excess disinfectant, and wipe. Toss in the washer when finished and remake the solution once the jar is empty.
*Keep in mind I have not had my counter tops scientifically tested. Follow the links if you are interested in more information on natural cleaning or the disinfecting properties of vinegar.
And it’s that easy. Convenient DIY disinfecting wipes without the harsh chemicals and all the waste all in under 5 minutes!
What are your favorite convenience cleaning products?