My use of disposable cleansing wipes started slowly because I find them expensive and environmentally unsound. When my siblings began having children I began to understand the obvious hygienic diapering needs of parents and caregivers and loosened my rules to accept bathroom wipes. Then I discovered that window cleaning wipes left far less lint and foggy residue than a spray with towels (whether cloth or paper) and began using those, especially on photo frame glass. Now I live in a house with white tile floors and white, rubbery caulking sealing every imaginable edge that shows every little fuzz, hair, or who-knows-what that touches it. Add to that a cat who throws up and leaves trails of little kitty paw prints through the house and you get a woman who uses cleaning wipes.
The selection of cleansing wipes is minuscule here, we can choose between Clorox and Lysol brands. I choose the type of Clorox wipe that cleans up grease also, making it perfect for the entire house because, as I forgot to mention, our kitchen has ultra-white counter tops and all white appliances. When we moved in I bought a two-pack to keep under the kitchen sink containing a total of 150 wet wipes. I noticed a fair amount of liquid left in the bottom once the first container was empty so I dumped it into the second container; it seemed wrong to discard it.
A couple weeks ago that second tub of wipes was running low and there was a considerable amount of liquid left. I tried pouring some on paper towels but it didn't seem to have adequate cleansing ability and I concluded that a spray bottle was my best solution. Today I stopped by a decent ¥100 store and bought one then filled it up with excess liquid and now I have over 300 ml of perfectly good cleaning spray.
What a Thrifty Cleaning Tip! Pour excess cleaning solution remaining in a disposable wet wipe container into a spray bottle to reuse. For safety, please label the spray bottle with the contents, especially the chemical components. Simply cut the paper label and tape it to the spray bottle.
|Please, be safe and label and bottle.|