Thursday

The better way to Swiffer your floors....


I talked about the cost of Swiffer cloths in an earlier post. Looking for ways to save money I cut up an old bath towel and made several cloths that worked wonderful... but, they did not hold properly when I pushed them in the holes provided on the Swiffer.  The terry was just too thick.
While digging through my yarn box I noticed many different shades of crochet cotton. Left overs from dish cloths I made.   Hey, I thought, why not crochet some that will fit snug and know what, they worked so much better, wet or dry.



 I simply crochet a rectangle and folded it to fit then hand sewed it together. 




 The new cloth slides right on and washes up right in the washing machine.


These little Swiffer clothes took me all of a half hour to make and that was not sitting still. I got up at least once to do something else.  My kind of craft, FAST!






 Just about everyone I know uses a Swiffer to dust their floors. Think this might just be a perfect Xmas gift for them all.
Picture this, a perfect little box wrapped so fine with three or four Swiffer cloths in it!

"My little hands will be crocheting away this fall"

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10 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

A very nice idea!

Ames said...

Pretty good idea Sandy. I mop my floors with a Cuban mop and I always have a hard time pushing around a towel. Maybe you can come up with something for my mop. I also just wanted to let you know I am your newest follower.~Ames

Anne said...

What a great idea Sandy. I'm a new follower.

Sharing Shadymont said...

Great idea! I might make some of these. Thanks for sharing.

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Thanks for this great idea! I bet it would work on the Rubbermaid one I have that squirts the floor... it could go right over the base... hmmmm. Thanks for the idea!
Susan
Homeroad.net

CeCe said...

Ingenous to think of this option. Very smart of you! Another green product and not having to go to the store to get replacements!

~ Liz ~ said...

Swiffer got too expensive for me so this is a clever alternative. Good work!
Liz

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Awesome I have a ton of cotton I am so gonna do this I pinned it so I could find it again thanks oh came by from Aimee's it's overflowing

Diann said...

What a great idea! These turned out wonderful. I know I would love to receive them as a gift! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTF. Have a fun day!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Great idea!!! Thanks for sharing at It's Overflowing Party! Excited to see what you share this week (Saturday at 7pm). XO, Aimee