Why they're a waste: While Clorox wipes are pretty great at killing the coronavirus, the it comes to general disinfection, you may not want to use up what has become a coveted item. Like Swiffers, disinfecting wipes (or really any kind of pre-moistened cleaning wipe) are a convenience product that you'll pay dearly for. A $5 can of 80 wipes will only last a couple of weeks if you're using just five wipes a day. Over a year, you'd be using more than $100 worth of wipes at that rate — ouch — and putting more than two dozen plastic canisters in the trash.
Try this instead: If you're not focused on cleaning to prevent COVID-19, assess whether you really need to use a disinfectant wipe. If spraying a reusable rag with your disinfectant is too much of a hassle, you can make your own wipes using old washcloths, water, rubbing alcohol, and dish soap.