Cleaning wipes (make your own) question

mark40511April 29, 2010

I want to make my own cleaning wipes but I do not want to use paper towels. Is the material that the store bought wipes use available? I have no clue what the material is.

Thanks

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jannie

I use my husband's old T shirts, torn into rags. But they must be 100% cotton. No polyester as that fabric is treated to make it water repellant. I also use raggy towels and washcloths as cleaning/drying cloths. I have given up using paper towels.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2010 at 11:52AM
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dilly_dally

Use coffee filters. They won't shread and also have a good polishing factor without being too abrasive. The best deals are at restaurant supply stores or wholesale clubs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Coffee Filters 100ct

    Bookmark   May 1, 2010 at 1:04AM
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mark40511

OMG! That's a PERFECT idea!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2010 at 12:59AM
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dilly_dally

Da nada.

If you can find one of those large plastic coffee cans empty, they are perfect for storing the treated stack of filters for cleaning. The snap on lid keeps 'em moist and the opening is large enough to get a hand in to pinch one from the stack.

BTW, what are you planning on using for the cleaning agent? I have my own pre-treated disposable wipes with different solutions for different cleaning jobs. Just curious what you are using. I like to learn new stuff. I make my own cleaners because they are both safer and more economical. *Win/Win*

    Bookmark   May 17, 2010 at 7:07PM
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jannie

I keep my coffee filters in a pretty basket right next to my elec. coffee maker. Handy for scrubbing,too.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 8:41AM
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graywings123

The snap on lid keeps 'em moist and the opening is large enough to get a hand in to pinch one from the stack.

Dilly - they don't stick together when they are wet? They are so thin, I would think they would turn into a blob.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 10:14AM
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