I love the convenience of the cleaning wipes and have been using them for years. Even with the great Kirkland Signature Microfiber Cloths and their excellent cleaning abilities, sometimes you just can’t beat the convenience of a wipe. I especially like the wipes for things like kitchen countertops and anything in the bathroom. The only wipes that I think never seem to work well are the ones for mirrors because they just end up leaving the mirror streaky it seems. But for disinfecting and cleaning, I think the wipes are great and everyone should have some in their cleaning supplies.
Costco has recently started carrying Lysol Disinfecting Wipes in a pack which contains six canisters with 80 wipes each or 480 wipes in total. In the pack you get two scents, lemon and lime blossom and ocean fresh, both of which smell really nice. Of course, the big selling point for the Lysol Disinfecting Wipes is that they get rid of germs, not just dirt. These handy wipes can kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria for super disinfecting. This is what makes them ideal for kitchens and bathrooms, which are certainly the two grubbiest areas in a home. And once the kids start back to school, you will definitely want to keep the disinfecting wipes around to avoid those germs spreading throughout the family like the plague. If you use the wipes on hard, non-porous surfaces you can kill such school-year favourites like as Influenza A (flu) and Streptococcus pyogenes (Strep). Of course, you can also rid your surfaces of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli), Salmonella enterica (Salmonella), and Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). What more could you ask for in a cleaning wipe? Oh yeah, they can also get rid of 95% of allergens like pet dander, dust mites, and pollen. How great is that? You can keep things germ and allergen free with one wipe.
I am a fan of the Lysol wipes because they are really thick; they seem much thicker than other wipes. The thickness of the wipes means they can stand up to harder jobs that need a bit more scrubbing action, like stove top areas. Plus, they are actually able to be moist enough to clean. There’s nothing worse than a wipe that isn’t actually moist enough with cleaning product to get the job done, right? The Lysol wipes seem to have a good amount of cleaning product on them so that they are moist enough to do the job but not dripping and making even more mess for you to have to clean up.
I think Lysol wipes are essential for bathroom and kitchen cleaning at home, but there are a ton of different way to use them to keep your stuff clean and you free from germs too. I think all school classrooms should have these on hand to keep desks and pretty much anything that is a hard surface disinfected, like computer keyboards, for instance. Also, these are great to keep in your desk at work for your desktop but also for your phone. My mom used to work in a place where she wasn’t the only one that used her phone, so she always had wipes to clean off the whole phone, from the dial pad to the headset. I think these also work well to keep your steering wheel in your car clean too during cold and flu season.
You can buy these wipes at a lot of different places, but Costco offers really great prices on these. Here’s a little comparison of prices between Amazon, Walmart and Costco so that you can see what a bargain these are everyday at Costco.
- Amazon: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 80 wipe x 3 pack (240 Wipes); best value pack available on Amazon
- $9.97/pack OR $0.041/wipe
- Walmart: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 80 wipe x 3 pack (240 Wipes); best value pack available at Walmart online and in stores
- $9.97/pack OR $0.041/wipe
- Costco: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes 80 wipe x 6 pack (480 Wipes)
- In Warehouse: $13.59/pack OR $0.028/wipe
- Online (with shipping): $17.99/pack OR $0.037/wipe
That makes it pretty easy to see that even with shipping costs included you are saving $0.004 per wipe when you get your Lysol wipes from Costco.com, which isn’t huge but is still a 9% savings and all of those little bits of saving add up. But the savings is best of course if you go to an actual Costco location to get your wipes because then you are saving $0.013 per wipe! That’s a 31% savings over Amazon or Walmart. Since saving a penny per wipe might not sound that impressive, if you do the math that means that you are saving $6.24 per pack of 480 wipes at Costco. I actually had to double-check but it is really amazing how all of those pennies quickly add up. Go Costco! So really, how could you not buy these at Costco?