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First, I want to say thank you to all the wonderful blogs out there who featured my projects in the last two weeks (sorry -- I'm still a little behind from being out of town) So here they are; the folks that made my day and shared my little crafts and improvements:
Fireflies & Jellybeans
Shanty 2 Chic
Tatertots & Jello
The CSI Project
House of Grace
And secondly, I got quite a few emails and comments yesterday asking about the Tupperware of homemade disinfecting wipes that I keep in fancy new "broom closet".
I'll give you the disclaimer first though. :) This is a mixture made with Lysol -- I'm not promoting Lysol, nor do I think it's the BEST way to disinfect -- it's just one of the cheapest options I've found. I decided to try this becuase I seriously was spending a small fortune on buying Clorox and Lysol wipes from the store every week and it was getting a little ridiculous -- but they are SO convenient that I couldn't give them up. And I don't know that I'd recommend these homemade wipes for sticky fingers and faces -- I just use them for the counters and other places that the messes appear on. So, all that being said, it's time for the run down on how to make these things.
What You'll Need:
1. Fold your paper towels. There are two ways you can do this: a) fold up about 70-80 paper towels (regular size or more if you are using make-a-size) into whatever size fits into your Rubbermaid container (it's an easy thing to do when you're on the phone or watching TV). You may need to split this between two containers if yours isn't big enough -- that's what I do and then I split the liquid mixture in half too;
or b) cut a roll of paper towels in half and put them into a cleaned out container (I've heard a left over Folger's Coffee container works really well).
2. Bring two cups of water to a boil.
3. Add 1/4 cup of concentrated Lysol and immediately remove from heat.
4. Let the liquid cool slightly, and then pour over your paper towels. (if you're using the half roll method, take out the cardboard out when it's soggy and then pull your homemade wipes out starting at the center).
As I'm typing up these directions I'm thinking I should start doing the "half roll" method -- it seems a lot easier! I'm going to have to find some sort of round container now! :)