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DIY All Natural Disinfectant Wipes: 4 natural ingredients come together to create all purpose natural wipes that disinfect and clean hard surfaces, keeping your house germ free and ready to welcome anyone over! #HolidayHacksIt is that crazy time of the year. Running here and there desperately trying to wrap up Holiday shopping, baking, and wrapping, all while entertaining last minute guests. And hopefully, actually finding the time to celebrate and enjoy the season too.
The LAST thing I have time for is running to the store for essentials. I need my house to be stocked up with the basics, so I have one less thing to worry about when it comes to the holidays. I don’t need to make a toilet paper run in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, while all the last minute shoppers are out and about–you know what I mean? Or even worse, running out of toilet paper with guests over!
Thankfully, I have Costco. I love Costco for my household essentials. I can go there and purchase all my household and cleaning needs and know that I am good for 2-3 months. Not to mention, I can grab some delicious samples, Christmas gifts, and food while I am there–they really have it all!!
I now was able to rest easy that I would NOT run out of my favorite dishwasher tabs, dish soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, or toilet paper. I also grabbed a few things to make cleaning a bit easier for myself–those Swifter dusters are fabulous for quick touch ups!
The other thing I do NOT have time for during the holidays, is getting sick! And during the holidays we entertain and open our house up to guests frequently. Which in turn means opening our house up to the germs that may come with them.
Being immune compromised with Cystic Fibrosis, I really do not want to welcome any germss around any time but especially the holidays, when so many events are going on and fun is to be had. But I do not want to turn people away from my house either out of fear. And while I can’t protect myself 100% of the time, I do my best to try!
So how do I protect myself and my family?
I make my own Disinfectant wipes with Bounty paper towels, Dawn liquid soap, and rubbing alcohol.This combination kills the germs and wipes surfaces clean. I can quickly disinfect before AND after company arrives. I get cleaning and germ killing done with one swipe of my homemade wipe and can prepare for company quickly and clean-up after the party or guests easily as well.
What makes my version of wipes the best? Well, the rubbing alcohol kills the germs, Dawn cuts grease and dirt, and Bounty paper towels hold up to a little elbow grease! I always have these wipes stocked in my cleaning closet!
And they are SIMPLE to make, as effective as name brand wipes (that are full of harsh chemicals) and cheaper to make than any wipe you can buy.
Follow these simple steps to make your wipes, protect your family, and be less stressed at the holidays!
DIY DISINFECTANT WIPES
- Mix together 2 cups warm water, 1 tablespoon Dawn Platinum Advanced Power liquid soap, 1 cup rubbing alcohol together.
- Place Bounty paper towels in a container that just fits them. I use a large glass cylinder container that was made to store food, but you could tear off the paper towels and place them in a large rectangular container. You just want the container to not leave much space around the paper towels, so they absorb the liquid.
- Pour liquid over paper towels.
- Now the cardboard tube is easy to pull out.
- And you can easily pull paper towels out one at a time!
Now you are ready to cross stressing about germs off your list, along with running out of all your basic needs. You can welcome people into your clean, well stocked house, and just enjoy your company–planned or unexpected.
For even more TIME saving, you can shop for all your Costco Basic needs here.