Tuesday

NO More Disposal Swiffer Cloths For Me !!



Over the years I've always looked for the economical way to do my house work and to not buy anything that I had to use and toss in the trash.  Like paper towels, napkins and so many other items that were both a waist of money and not good for the environment.

I finally joined the ranks of women/men who will no longer buy Swiffer toss away cloths.

After rooting through my old bath towels I found one and cut it into 6 pieces, zigzagged around the edges with my sewing machine and in a matter of 10 minutes had 6 washable Swiffer cloth's.
 Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my Swiffer sweeper.  It works so well on my floors and is easy to clean up in a matter of minutes.
I found that dry or wet Terrycloth works just as well picking up dust and dirt.



Yes, I can use my new Terry Cloth cleaners,  and simply toss them in the machine to wash.



No more spending on disposal cloths. You know, I used two a day and that can run into serious trash and money.


 I'm so proud of me!




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16 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

So smart and I love your happy dancer.

Designs By Pinky said...

Do they really PICK UP the dust and dirt???? If so I am convinced too. But I don't have a sewing machine:(:( XO, Pinky

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

This is the second time in two days that I've seen someone making their own swipes!
I say KUDOS TO ALL OF YOU!
great project and money saver.

~Pat

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

What a smart girl you are... a savvy saver too!
Yvonne

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I love both the wet and dry Swiffer cloths, but you really have a point about the cost and the waste. I think I'll cut up some old towels, too.

Gail said...

Yes, it works great.

French and Sparrow said...

Fantastic idea...I'm all about cutting out the endless spending at the moment when we can reuse & repurpose items we normally throw out.
Thanks for the tip!
x Kerry

Cristina Garay said...

Great idea! Saving money makes anybody to do the happy dance! :)

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Karen said...

Since I have towels from when we married (34 years ago!) I could make an endless supply of cloths, dear lady.....now you've given me something to do with them!

I always wondered if the Swiffer sweeper worked or not. Now that I see you love yours, I'm sold. I shall be buying one at my earliest convenience and will be putting the old towels and sewing machine to work.

Sheila said...

I use old washclothes on mine. They are the perfect size and like you said they are washable and I love saving money by not buying the Swiffer brand cloths. Love the idea of cutting up an old towel. I have one or two of those around the house I could use. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila said...

I have been using old washcloths as swiffer cloths for years. They work great and are the perfect size. I do love the idea of making use of old towels too. I have a few of those I could put to good use. Thanks for the tip.

Jean said...

I love my Swiffer, too, but hate the disposable aspect. Great idea!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Very thrifty and clever idea!

Mary said...

Thank you for this great idea.

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Sherry said...

I just bought a small box for around $15, yep they're expensive in The Bahamas. I have tons of wash cloths & towels so I'm going to give this a try, if it works I'll never by another swifter cloth again! I'm now a follower and would appreciate it if you could follow me back. Tx