There’s nothing I like more than a clean home, but I loath spending a lot of cash on cleaning products that are full of chemicals. I long ago gave up on buying the disposable cleaning cloths to mop my floor, they were just too pricey for my college student budget.
Enter this easy, eco and budget friendly DIY from the ladies over at SavySugar!
Here’s what you’ll need:
-1/2 cup of water
-1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
- the juice of 1 large lemon
-2 tablespoons dish soap
-10 cotton cloths
-1 sealable rectangular container
All of these ingredients can easily be found at the dollar store, you may have many of them on hand already!
Here’s what you do:
Begin by gathering all your materials.
Trim your clothes to the appropriate size; you’ll want them to be wide enough to cover your mop head, with a little extra to fold the corners into the holes of your mop. I used 12″x 20″ cotton cloths, cutting them in half hamburger style made them the perfect size.If you don’t want to purchase the cloths and you have some old t-shirts lying around, they’ll work perfectly too — just cut them to the size you need.
Mix your ingredients together in your sealable container. The lemon not only acts as a cleaning agent, but also provides a refreshing, clean scent.
Fold your cloths in half and stack them one on top of the other, placing them inside your container with the solution.
When your ready to get your mop on, simply remove a cloth from your container and place it on your mop head. If the clothes have dried out before you use them all, simply refresh the container with a splash of water.
When your done mopping, remove the cloth and throw it in the washer.
And there you have it, eco and budget friendly floor wipes to keep your home fresh and clean!