Monday, August 13, 2012
My Dish Cleaning Wishes Have Come True.
Frustrated with having to run a full sink of dish water for just a few things last week, I started to wonder if I could just buy some sort of a wipe...like baby wipes, but for dishes. Now, yes, I'm fully aware that I can purchase a sponge that holds soap and you can wash your dishes without running a sink of water. I have two problems with these. First, it uses a lot more soap than I like to use. Soap costs money. Second, gross. No matter how much soap is used, it doesn't take away from the fact that the sponge is sitting out, being covered in germs and used over and over without being sanitized. Turns out, no. You cannot buy wipes like this. So I made my own.
A roll of paper towels, cut in half (I used Viva brand because they are the thickest, most cloth like I've found, and I cut it in half with some muscle and a serrated knife.)
1 3/4-2 cups of water
1/4-1/2 cup of dish soap
Gallon sized ziplock bags
I'll start by saying that there's nothing crazy inventive about this idea. It's all over the internet how you can make your own baby wipes. I simply adapted that idea to make them for dishes.
Start by cutting your roll of paper towels in half to make two equal parts. This did take a few minutes and a descent amount of muscle to accomplish. If you have an electric knife, let me suggest using that.