Sunday, July 27, 2008

Save Money Swiffering!

1.Get a package of microfiber towels. You can find these in the automotive section of most stores. They are made of 80% Polyester and 20% Polyamide

2. If you are using a green Swiffer (dry) all you have to do is trim the towels to fit your swiffer and stick the ends into the holes on top. You can serge it if you like but microfiber generally does not fray.

3. If you are using the purple Swiffer (wet) all you have to do it tri-fold the towels and sew a few lines across to turn the towel into a pad:

You won't need many rows - just enough to keep the pad stable once it gets wet.

The purple Swiffers have velcro on the bottom that sticks perfectly to your microfiber pad and will hold it in place without you having to sew velcro to your pad itself.

It takes less than a minute to make the wet pads and will be a big money saver if you have laminate or tile floors and swiffer a lot. The microfiber attracts dust and hair when wet and is very absorbent. It also is easy to wash and quick to dry. A very economical solution to reduce waste and save money!

from Karin's blog:


Amanda said...

Great idea!!! I'm doing this asap!

Mama Keith said...

Love this idea!!!! thanks so much. Going to go straight to the auto department next time I go grocery shopping. LOL