It’s no secret, but making your own bleach disinfectant solution at home is something few people seem to know or just don’t do. Perhaps it’s inconvenient for them, but whatever the reason, you can easily make your own bleach cleaner at home and save yourself money at the store.
Don’t buy pricey cleaners – you are paying for the label. Learn how to make your own bleach disinfectant instead, and you will save yourself money and produce less waste materials, find more about this.
With the current green movement and the current money-saving movement due to the poor economy, there really is no reason not to pinch any pennies you can, and this is just one more way to save.
Start like this:
Step 1: Purchase Your Materials
You can buy a bottle of pure bleach for a couple of dollars at any major market, such as Wal-Mart, and empty, unmarked spray bottles are also cheap, around $.97.
That’s it. That is all you need to purchase to make your own bleach disinfectant solution at home. You have spent three dollars and will be able to make multiple refills of your own bleach cleaning solution right at home.
Step 2: Ventilation
This is important! You don’t want to be inhaling all those toxic fumes off the bleach. Go outside or to a well ventilated area to make your bleach.
Step 3: Measure Your Ingredients
The ratio is widely considered to be a 1:10 ratio, as in 1 parts bleach to 10 parts water. You don’t want to use straight bleach on anything as it is toxic and, well, it will bleach fabrics and the like.
That ratio is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and is recognized by them as the safe way to mix your bleach.
If you start with ¼ cup bleach, you need 2 ¼ cups of water (½ cup to 4 ½ cups and ¾ cup to 6 ¾).
Step 4: Mixing Your Ingredients
Pour your bleach into the spray bottle first. A funnel might help you pour it more effectively without the bleach spilling on anything, which is something you will want to avoid.
Add the water next.
If you haven’t filled up your bottle, measure out some more of each ingredient in the same ratio.
Step 5: Finishing Your Cleaner
Screw your spray bottle’s lid on tightly and swish the liquid back and forth gently to make sure it is mixed thoroughly.
It is now ready to use as a bleach disinfectant.
Remember to never mix anything other than water with bleach! Bleach reacts badly with most things, particularly other cleaners and vinegar, and will create toxic fumes if mixed with them.