Clean Your Bathroom in No Time With These DIY Wipes

POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff

Keep your bathroom sparkling clean with easy DIY wipes that also look lovely on the counter. The perfect mix of ingredients to use on countertops, shine sink hardware, and even clean mirrors, the cleaner takes care of bacteria while leaving a lovely lemon scent. Upcycle a large plastic container, and these cleaning wipes are ready to use.

What You'll Need:

  • 64-ounce plastic container
  • Newspaper
  • Spray paint
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Dr. Bronner's soap
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Serrated knife
  • Scissors


  1. Start by washing and drying a large 64-ounce plastic container. A supersized yogurt or premade food container works really well. Take it outdoors or to a well-ventilated location, and protect the space with newspaper. Flip the container upside down, placing the lid next to it, and lightly coat with spray paint. You can use a color that coordinates with your bathroom or have fun with shiny silver or gold. Once dry, touch up as needed.
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  1. To create the cleaning solution, mix together the water, lemon juice, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol in a small bowl. The lemon juice, vinegar, and rubbing alcohol work together to bust through bacteria while leaving bathrooms so shiny.
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff
  1. Now add the baking soda, which will foam a bit, and the Dr. Bronner's soap or your favorite dish soap. The baking soda and soap break up stains and also help clean your bathroom fixtures.
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff
  1. Cut the paper towel roll in half using a serrated knife, and place one half inside the spray-painted plastic container. Now pour the mixture over the half roll, and allow the liquid to soak into the towels.
POPSUGAR Photography | Sarah Lipoff
  1. Use sharp scissors to cut a small circle in the middle of the plastic lid. Remove the center cardboard tube from the towel roll, and feed the center of the paper towels through the hole. Pop the lid on top of the container, and your bathroom-cleaning wipes are ready to use!
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For more DIY cleaning supplies, take a look at our list of our favorites!