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Old 01-14-2006, 07:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i just can't seem to give up the clorox wipes in the bathroom.i don't want to use them any more but i need some sort of replacement.i just love being able to wipe down the sink or toilette real quick.what can i do instead?please help me kick the clorox habbit.i know it's bad.

i would like to make some sort of solution to pour on cloth wipes and keep them in a box but will they get moldy?

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Not sure about wipes, but a MDC Mama gave me this recipie & I LOVE IT! I went to the swap meet & got a $1.00 shami & cut it up into wash cloths. In a spray bottle I put water, a glog of vinegar & 10 drops each of Tea Tree Oil & Grapefruit seed extract. I am now a cleaning goddess! I use it everywhere, floors, counters tables, shower, sink, toilet. Give it a try. My only regret is not doing it sooner.

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thanks for the recipie!i'm going to give it a try.i've got to stop with the clorox!

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How about a squeeze bottle or spray bottle kept in the bathroom?
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I have a few spray bottles around the house that I clean everything except glass with. I put a few squirts of Dr. Bronner's and water.

You might like the "nubbiness" of those microfiber cloths for doinf the wiping with.........

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every once in a great while I will get a package of target's method brand non-toxic FLUSHABLE bathroom wipes or kitchen grapefruit wipes.

If you want a reason to stop, I had a ten year old friend's daughter wipe my BABY with one (thank goodness the less chemically ones) to clean his FACE thinking they were baby wipes (which I don't use) YUK
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I keep a spray bottle of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water to do quick wipe-downs in the bathroom and kitchen.

I use microfiber washcloths, and keep a "yucket bucket" in the bathroom for washing them (along with pads, snot-rags, kitchen sponges, etc.)
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Not sure about wipes, but a MDC Mama gave me this recipie & I LOVE IT! I went to the swap meet & got a $1.00 shami & cut it up into wash cloths. In a spray bottle I put water, a glog of vinegar & 10 drops each of Tea Tree Oil & Grapefruit seed extract. I am now a cleaning goddess! I use it everywhere, floors, counters tables, shower, sink, toilet. Give it a try. My only regret is not doing it sooner.
can you tell me where to buy the grapefuit seed extract?it seems like it would smell good.

i like the "yucket bucket"idea.

i guess i'll be digging out the squirt bottle and making some kind of potion to keep in the bathroom.

thanks for all the help!

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The easiest way is to keep a spray bottle of some sort of cleaner and a stack of clean washcloths/rags in the bathroom (actually, keep a spray bottle and a pile of rags in any room you clean frequently!) You also need some sort of laundry hamper in each place- so instead of "grab wipe, clean, dump wipe in trash can.' your routine is "grab rag, spray rag, wipe, dump rag in hamper."

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Not sure about wipes, but a MDC Mama gave me this recipie & I LOVE IT! I went to the swap meet & got a $1.00 shami & cut it up into wash cloths. In a spray bottle I put water, a glog of vinegar & 10 drops each of Tea Tree Oil & Grapefruit seed extract. I am now a cleaning goddess! I use it everywhere, floors, counters tables, shower, sink, toilet. Give it a try. My only regret is not doing it sooner.
I'm going to try this one too! (I'm also needing help getting away from the clorox wipes Do you use regular white vinegar?

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