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For quick clean-ups I make these cleaner containers. They're fun, no mess, and OLDER kids (notice I stressed older because these cleaners are toxic if ingested) love to use them, too! They save money, time and waste. I taught this method to my employees at my Daycare Center to save costs. NOTE: Buy Ziplock or Glad disposable and reusable containers and a roll of "Select-A-Size" paper towels for this project.
For window cleaners, all-purpose cleaners, bleaching, de-grease cleaners:
When you're ready to clean, just remove a paper towel, wipe the area, then dispose of the towel.
Add one part bleach to 4 parts water.
I pour Liquid Gold's furniture cleaner (the liquid soap kind) into the container with the paper towels.
Use 1 part soap and 4 parts water for washing items with just soap. follow the paper towel and container instructions above.
For cleaning up messy children or dirty bottoms on babies I use a mild baby shampoo like Johnson and Johnson Baby Shampoo. Use 1 part shampoo to 4 parts of water. For just cleaning bottoms I add a bit of baby oil to the solution to help prevent diaper rashes, but don't add the oil if you're going to use the same wipes for other messy children clean-ups!
Take a roll of paper towels and cut the roll in half. Remove the inner cardboard core. Place one of the rolls in an empty cylinder-shaped baby wipe plastic container that has a "pull-out top". Pour in the cleaner. Then, pull out a towel from the center of the core and feed through the opening in the top of the container. This method will last you for a longer time and save you money in buying the plastic containers.
Hope you enjoy my Easy Cleaner Uppers!
Rather than making a big mess trying to cut a roll of paper towels in half as most instructions suggest, I took a tall container such as the "Club Mix" container from Costco. A regular-size roll of paper towels fits in this perfectly. Then fill it about a third full of plain, undiluted white vinegar. Let it sit for about three days and the roll of towels will soak up the vinegar and so will the inner cardboard.
Source: Just a thought I had. I tried the "cutting the roll in half" idea and thought it was too messy.
Use j-cloths cut into strips or use full size. Saturate with 1/4 cup bleach, 1 tsp dish soap, and 1/4 cup water. Stir well. Place them in a plastic container with a hole in the top so that you can easily pull one out as needed. They are great for cleaning counter tops and the bathroom.
This is a page about homemade disinfectant cleaners. Rather than buying a commercial disinfectant cleaner, you can make one at home.