DIY: Cleaning Wipes!

Where are my cheapskate moms at?

If there is one thing I love, it is the convenience of  having a tub of Clorox or Lysol wipes around. What I don’t love is how much that convenience can cost me.

So now I like to make my own disinfecting surface wipes and glass cleaning wipes! Today I had to make a new batch so I figured I would share this simple process with you to help save you a few bucks. Make sure to pin this one on Pinterest!

When I make my cleaning wipes, I like to make 1 batch of disinfecting surface wipes and 1 batch of glass cleaning wipes, however, you can do it whatever way you would like! 🙂




2 Storage Devices
1 Cutting Board
1 Measuring Cup
1 Mixing Bowl
1 Sharp Knife (Make sure it is sharp or you will have paper towel pieces everywhere! )
Optional Essential Oil for Fragrance

Below are the ingredients that you will need for whichever of the wipes you would like. I like to make a batch of each when I do mine.



½ Roll of Paper Towels
½ Cup of Bleach
2½ Cups of Water


2 Cups Water
½ White Vinegar
½ Rubbing Alcohol
First thing you will want to do is cut your roll of paper towels in half, cardboard included.

Once cut in half, place one half in each of your storage containers, ugly cut side down.
Make your mixture in a mixing bowl.  If you would like to add a fragrance, add your drop or two of essential oils to the mixture. This is purely optional though. I love the smell of cleaning products, it is probably the only motivation I have when I have to clean my house so I leave them as is. 🙂

Now .. you will be pouring your items above into a container with your ½ roll of paper towel, so obviously a bigger storage container would work great. I, however,  use what I have, and I have smaller Snapware dishes so mine were a little messier when I poured the liquid in. Messes are nothing that you can’t clean up so it’s really up to you and what you prefer. I didn’t want a big storage container

Once you have poured your liquid mixture over the paper towel roll, you can now remove your cardboard inside. It should pull right on it once it’s wet.

Start your wipes now from the middle, just like they are when you open your store bought cleaning wipes.



I didn’t flatten my roll out, so it’s kind of weird looking here, but that’s it. Put the lid on and you are done!

Some people like to put a little hole in the lid to string the wipes through but I don’t want to ruin my Snapware containers with a hole so I just open the lid each time I need to get one out.

So that’s it. This whole process takes me less than 5 minutes to do and will last you a little bit longer than the ones you buy at the store!

Make sure to pin this easy DIY project to Pinterest for others to see. While there, follow the Discount Queens on Pinterest for more great ideas!

Looking for more creative and money saving projects? Check our DIY section on the blog!


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