I love Pinterest. I do. I waste more time on there than anywhere else on the web. It makes me think that I have endless time, talent and resources…
Often I’m reminded that I have none of those.
I am starting a new series of Pinterest Fails – where I think I’m awesome and domestic and crafty and get some idea from Pinterest…and then somehow my version doesn’t look quite as photogenic as the fun little picture that I pinned on my board.
One thing – I typically don’t photograph all elements in my life. So there probably won’t be pics of how the saga begins – only it’s painful ending.
This will be my first post. Make your own cleaning wipes.
So – I did what the lovely mommy-blogger said. Save money. Save the environment.
Simply take paper towels – cut roll in half (which created a small mountain of little pieces of paper towel all over the countertop)– put half of roll in an old cleaning wipes container – pour a basic vinegar mix over the top – take out the cardboard roll. SHAZAM! You have your own, affordable cleaning wipes.
Ok – so this works…IF you use the entire thing in a few days. What they don’t tell you is there is something more to it. Those wipey things have a coating on them, making the wipes actually hold up in a liquid mixture.
After a week or so, the wipes had sunk to the bottom of the container. I had to use tongs to pull out the wipes. Not quite as handy as I had hoped.
This is what my wipes looked like:
A glob of VIVA. A bunch of vinegar in the bottom of a container. My kitchen smells like a small village worth of children all decided to color easter eggs in our kitchen.
The other day, Kroger had cleaning wipes for about $2.00. I have a 50 cent coupon. It will be doubled. It will be money well spent.