Super Cheap Disposable Baby Wipes from Your Closet
|November 17, 2012||Posted by thecheapskatemom under baby, diy, environment, frugalphilosophy, home, household, kidsandpets|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
Extreme Cheapskate Meet Baby Wipes
I've become an extreme cheapskate!! Maybe it's sad – maybe it's not – but either way it's frugal: in my world every last dollar counts. I already make our own babywipes using this easy & awesome diy babywipes recipe (although I use regular old baby oil instead of olive oil!) – and I figure that alone saves us hundreds of dollars a year.
With the holidays and car repairs on the horizon, things are pretty tight in Cheapskate Mom Land and we are counting dollars to make it through (fingers crossed). I ran out of paper towels the other day and saw a clean, too small baby blanket in the dresser.
How I Made Almost Free Baby Wipes
What did I do? Instead of running out to the store, I took my handy scissors to the old blanket and made myself some fabric (but disposable) baby wipes. I cut up the entire blanket into small squares, filled a bin with it, and then mixed some water, baby oil, and baby wash in another bin. To use the baby wipes, I simply dunk the fabric squares in the water solution (that i got from this diy baby wipes recipe) and wipe. Easy, cheaper than dirt – and putting extra dollars we would have spent on paper towels into the piggy bank.
The best part? I'm now inspired to actually clean out my closet and make lots of these baby wipes out of clothes that no longer fit me (sure I could sell 'em, or I should donate 'em – but I'm way too stressed/tired/busy to actually do that so this is a realistic way to clean out the closet).