I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has struggled to find proper disinfectant materials with the current pandemic. Sometimes we go over a month without finding any in stock at Walmart. And in a global pandemic the one thing you don't want to skimp on is disinfecting your surfaces.
I tried to find a good solution that will help disinfect, save waste, and allow me to make my Clorox wipes last a little bit longer.
The "recipe" I followed is here and they used a jar to pour all of this into that fit their roll of paper towels. I didn't have something quite like that on hand so instead I gathered up all of our smaller rags and towels and decided to make these more "reusable" wipes. What I do is when I grab a cloth I ring out as much excess liquid as possible (this honestly made way too much liquid for my towels to absorb), and then I wipe down any surfaces. One rag goes a longgggg way in cleaning I've found. After cleaning I put it in the wash and after being washed it goes back in the container! I've basically got a never ending supply of disinfecting wipes.
Please note that I do still use Clorox wipes to wipe down my phone and other surfaces after I have been in public, but I like these for general house surfaces.
To distill the water I just boiled it for 10 minutes and then let cool before mixing everything up together.
Let me know what you use to disinfect your home, and if it's zero waste or not!
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