One of these days, life is going to slow down long enough for me to get back to blogging all of the great things I want to share. . In the meanwhile, this was too good not to share with you.
I shared how to make mock swiffer pads and other cleaning supplies in Put Your Budget on a Diet, but I didn’t know you could also make Swiffer Duster refills to be reusable at home! Yahoo!
I was pretty excited to find these instructions, which I plan on trying out for my self sometime soon, from Hickery Holler Farms’ blog.
I do have two small changes or suggestions that I would make to these instructions she shares. She recommends using Flannel. I found flannel does work when it is a better quality flannel, especially if you use pinking shears and you sew across the grain. If you sew with the grain, the duster unravels far too much.
The other suggestion is to use microfiber cloth instead of flannel. I actually bought some microfiber towels from a discount store, and used those to make my swiffer dusters and my swiffer style mop heads. Although initially it made a bigger mess when cutting out, the microfiber cloth has held up better to repeated washings and uses. The flannel and the terry cloth (which I also tried), not so much.
Those swiffer dusters make short work of dusting, especially my ceiling fans. I hope this is helpful to you too!