Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Today, I Made My Own Disinfecting Wipes, Like, For REAL

Part of being an essential industry is following all of the social distancing, sanitation, and safety protocols set forth by the Governor. Unfortunately, with disinfectants being so hard to come by these days, the sanitation part of the program is more challenging than one may hope. No worries! If you can manage to scrape together a little bleach and some paper towels, you can make your own disinfecting wipes in a jiffy!

This afternoon, I filmed a member of my team making the wipes for our Facebook page. We managed to slide in a reference to it being Child Abuse Prevention Month, killing two birds with one stone, and, that right there is the most accomplished thing I have done since I started New Job.

I'm kidding.

Sort of.

Anyhoodle, if you would like to make your own disinfecting wipes, here's the skinny:

Gallon-sized pitcher
Measuring spoons
Roll of paper towels, cardboard core removed from the center (hardest part of the project, hands down)
Household bleach
1 1/2 quarts of water
2-3 drops of citrus scented essential oils (optional)

Pour 1 1/2 quarts of water into pitcher, add six teaspoons of bleach, give a little stir. Add essential oils, if desired, and stir again. Submerge paper towels in water, apply light pressure for a few minutes, cover pitcher with lid, allow to sit until water has absorbed into paper towels.

Once the towels have absorbed the water, you can dispense them by starting from the center, where you removed the cardboard core. Keep the lid on the pitcher between uses and the wipes will stay moist.

And, that's it. Simple, but effective, and, if the increased traffic on New Job's Facebook page is any indication, highly popular.

Stay safe out there!

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