I like Swiffer for quick cleaning of wood floors around our house. When dust-bunnies threaten to take over, it’s the first weapon I grab.
What I don’t like about Swiffer is there’s something else to purchase and toss away after it gets used. The cloths can be reused a few times but eventually, they have to be thrown out.
Then, one day while Swiffer-ing around the house after a workout, I discovered something. Polar-fleece, which is made of polyester, is a magnet for dust.
As I bent over to attack an army of dust-bunnies, the polyester/polar-fleece pull-over I was wearing was covered in dust and detritus. That’s when it hit me.
I could use polyester/polar-fleece fabric instead of Swiffer cloths! Being a sewer who can’t part with any scraps of fabric, I promptly found a piece of polar fleece fabric and cut it to the exact size of the Swiffer cloth.
Exact size is…..8 1/2 inches x 11 inches.
So easy! Or is it sew easy? Either way – there’s no sewing AND there’s no more buying Swiffer cloths that have to be thrown away! Don’t go buy fabric – just use a polyester kitchen towel and cut it in half. It will be about the right size. A polyester wash cloth will work, too.
How do I clean my polyester/polar-fleece Swiffer cloth? By vacuuming it. That’s it. Some day I’ll toss it into our old washing machine but I haven’t yet and it’s going on 6+months of using it.
Enjoy your Swiffer but stop throwing stuff away. It’s so easy to reduce and reuse!
Do you use a reusable cloth with your Swiffer? What’s your fabric of choice?
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