How to Make a Disc Cleaning Solution

By Amanda Kondolojy

If you frequently find yourself cleaning the CDs, DVDs and video games, you are probably tired of constantly buying special disc cleaner from the store. Not only is it expensive, but it can also be hard to find outside of electronics shops. Fortunately, it's very easy to make a simple disc cleaning solution at home.

Fill a medium-sized spray bottle with filtered or distilled water. To distill your own water, simply heat it on the stove for several minutes until you see a rolling boil. Then remove the pot from heat and cover to cool.

Add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to the water. It does not need to be more than three or four drops; if you see a thick foam forming at the top of the mixture, then you have added too much.

Shake well and put aside. The mixture needs to be thoroughly mixed, and one or two good shakes should do the job. Be careful not to over-shake; this will create too much foam.