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{Thirfty} Thursday – DIY Clorox Wipes

{Thirfty} Thursday – DIY Clorox Wipes

Okay…so I get overwhelmed with all the post ideas in my head.  So much so that I never blog because I feel like there is too much to write about:)  So, I have decided to make myself a little schedule of sorts and why not start on a Thursday…seems much more fun than waiting until Monday!  Thursday I have decided to devote to my new found Thrifty-ness! 

My hubby and I are now down to one income since the arrival of Our Little Man and I have noticed how much things cost…and how much they are a TOTAL rip off.  I have started couponing {well cutting out the coupons in the Sunday paper}, shopping at thrift stores {it may take some extra time, but DANG people give away really nice stuff}, and making my own stuff {cleaners, rags, etc}.  It may take some extra time here or there but it is nice to know I am saving moola, using less chemicals, being green, and for some reason it makes things more fun…like cleaning {however looking at our house at the moment you would never realize it}!

Pinterest has become my alli in this shift to thifty-ness.  There are so many neat DIY projects.  My pinboards are overflowing with ideas.  I am sure there are enough projects on my “I will Make you board” to get me through 2012!  One of the first pins I made a reality was making my own Clorox Wipes.  Have you ever noticed how much these little bleach filled towels cost?!  And if you are anything like me you use half the canister to clean your kitchen.  However, I L.O.V.E their convenience.  Love that with a little swipe you have cleaned and disinfected, but like I said I HATE their price, how quickly I go through them, and that I usually have to go over things with Windex after so I get rid of the streaks left behind by the wipe {I am a little OCD with streaks}.  So when I saw this pin I knew I had to try it!  So, off to Target I went.

Let me just tell you that these are the most AMAZING wipes EVER!!!  And Cheap!  They shine and clean all in one!  Idon’t have to use Windex after and my counters look awesome!  They also work great in the bathroom, on the floor, and really anywhere!  Here is what you need…

  • Castille Soap – found at Target.  I got the Lavendar scent.  It is a little price but you only use 2tbs so it will last a Long, Long Time! 
  •  Tea Tree Oil– This is a natural fungicide and disinfectant. 
  • White Vinegar
  • Water
  • Old Cut Up T-shirts
  • Old Container – I used an old Cascade Tub from Sam’s Club

Follow the Tutorial at One Good Thing for complete instructions.  It takes about 5 minutes!!  Seriously try it…you won’t be disappointed and your wallet will thank you:) 

Let me know what you think if you try them!!!  Also visit the Schedule tab on my page to see what I will be posting about:)