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Professional organizer shows easiest way for DIY disinfectant wipes
Not only will this save so much money, I like these better.
Cedric Jackson
03.09.22

Disinfectant wipes, also called antibacterial wipes, have been around for quite some time. Initially, they were used in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices but today, they’re a staple in most homes. Rather than spend good money on this product, you can make these wipes in your home.

Keeping surfaces clean

Disinfectant wipes not only clean surfaces but also sanitize them. Especially in homes with children or people with a compromised immune system, it’s essential to keep things clean. One woman on the internet shared an amazing secret … the way to make DIY wipes that work just as well as store-bought products but for a lot less money.

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Multipurpose solution

Just because you make these disinfectant wipes in your home doesn’t mean that’s the only place you can use them. These are also great for fitness centers, daycare facilities, spas, and the list goes on. So, along with keeping your house clean and sanitized, you can use these same wipes at your place of business or take some with you when traveling.

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Ward off germs

This particular video has been a huge hit. Because COVID-19 is still around, people are taking steps to clean and sanitize more than ever. With easy-to-follow instructions, the video has already garnered nearly 1M views.

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Let’s get started

The first step involves cutting a roll of paper towels in half. For disinfectant wipes that hold up, it’s best to use a higher quality product. A simple kitchen knife will do the trick.

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Step number two

Next, you want to add one-half tablespoon of bleach to one cup of water. This is the same kind of bleach used to make laundry white and bright. For this, use a glass mixing bowl or cup as opposed to plastic, and the host suggests the Clorox brand.

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Preparing the paper towels

You’ll need two plastic airtight containers large enough to hold one half of the paper towels. Press the towels down firmly into the container. Then, pour the bleach and water mixture over the top of them.

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Moving on

Once the paper towels have absorbed the liquid, you’ll need to remove the center cardboard piece. Then, using your hands, gently pull upward on the paper towel in the center. This will start the roll so that you can easily remove what you need each time you clean.

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Using the disinfectant wipes

Just as you would do with wipes purchased from a store, pull one or two out and begin to wipe things down. Just be sure you only use the wipes on non-porous surfaces. When done, everything will be clean.

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Bonus tip

In the video, the host offers another great idea. Attach a sprayer to a standard bottle of rubbing alcohol. This too works great for cleaning and disinfecting.

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Disinfecting surfaces has never been easier

The process of making disinfectant wipes at home seems almost too easy. But here’s the great part. These instructions are in line with all current CDC guidelines.

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The host also provides a list of links in the video where you can find more information about cleaning and sanitizing your home or business. As you can see, not only is this a breeze to make but you’ll also save a ton of money.

Watch below for how easy these are to make!

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By Cedric Jackson
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Cedric Jackson is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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