Why do experienced housewives cut paper towels in half? The practical trick that makes life easier

In the kitchen, various accessories and tools are used to make cleaning easier and more efficient. Fans of ecological cleaning will be happy to know this tip using disposable paper towels to solve many problems at home and make household tasks easier. To simplify your cleaning routine, you don’t have to resort to fancy solutions or chemical-laden products to polish various surfaces around the house. For example, you can use paper towels to make wet wipes that you can use on most surfaces.

How do you make wet wipes with paper towels?

To make household chores easier, cleaning wipes for large surfaces are convenient but expensive, not to mention that they contain chemicals that are harmful to the environment. On the other hand, there is an ecological and economical alternative: homemade cleaning wipes! This way you can choose the natural ingredient of your choice to make them and disinfect your surfaces like kitchen, bathroom or even glass surfaces. Say goodbye to chemicals and make way for natural and organic ingredients within reach of your home.

To make your cleaning wipes, you will need:

  • 1 roll of kitchen paper
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid
  • 20 drops of essential oil of your choice

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Cut the paper towel roll in half and place each half in a container. Pour the prepared solution onto the paper towel roll and close the container with a lid. Then store it in your kitchen cabinet or wherever you keep your cleaning products. Once the paper towels have absorbed the solution (it will take 4 hours or overnight), remove the cardboard roll from the center. Pull on the inner part of the roll and then feed the paper through the plastic cover that you previously pierced in the middle. Close the container with the lid. Thus, you can use them as wipes to remove dirt stains on all surfaces of the house.

Discover surprising uses for paper towels

If you’re used to wiping up spills or surface dirt with disposable wipes, you can use them in other ways, such as homemade wipes. Here are some great ways to use it to make your daily tasks easier:

Hold cutting boards in place with a paper towel

Like all plastic cutting boards that don’t have non-slip bottoms, they tend to slide on the counter while you’re cutting food. By placing a simple paper towel under the board, you can keep it in place.

Use paper towels to protect stacked pans

Pots and pans stacked on top of each other can always get damaged. To avoid scratches when stacking kitchen utensils, you can place a paper towel between each item as a protective barrier.

Keep frozen bread fresh with a paper towel

Covering frozen bread with a paper towel prevents it from becoming soggy as it thaws. The paper towel absorbs moisture and keeps your bread dry.

Keep lettuce cool with a paper towel

Wrapping your lettuce in a paper towel before storing it in the refrigerator allows the paper towel to absorb excess moisture.  This simple gesture will help keep your salad fresher longer. A paper towel is more than just a paper towel for wiping surface dirt off household surfaces. It turns out to be more useful, as evidenced by the solution with homemade towels.

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