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Lola B Posted: Thu, Apr 5 2012 10:49 AM

I have a Swiffer wet jet, but do not like to use the chemicals on my hardwood floors, even the ones for hardwood leaves streaks.  The Swiffer has a gripping surface to hold the pads, but I had used up all my dry pads and needed to damp mop the floors. AHA... I had some leftover 80/20 cottong batting, cut a piece to fit the bottom of the swiffer and viola -   I spritzed the floor lightly with a vinegar/water solution and it worked like a charm.

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Nana replied on Thu, Apr 5 2012 10:55 AM

Lola

I like to use my small scraps of batting to dust with...they hold onto the dust and work like a charm.

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Ramona replied on Thu, Apr 5 2012 10:55 AM

Lola,

Oh my goodness, what a great tip!

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Jeanine replied on Thu, Apr 5 2012 11:40 AM

I keep a stack of batting pieces by my Longarm for a quick wipe down or to wipe off the dry erase marks from my panto cover.  And I have used them for the swifter...I mean I have given them to my husband to use.

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Lola--

What a great tip!

 

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Ramona replied on Thu, Apr 5 2012 3:43 PM

That's right Jeanine, I had forgotten. Been away from my machine now for almost 5 mths. I have used the batting for my dry erase board. I also have strips, about 5x6  that lay next to my machine and I use them to wipe down my machine and quilt table before laying on the next quilt. There is a strip of batting that I leave underneath my machine where I park it on the table just in case some oil might leak down. I also have lots of larger pieces of batting that I need to piece together and use up.

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Wow, these all great ideas. I would never have thought of these ideas on my own. Thank you!

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safrmaz replied on Fri, Apr 6 2012 9:36 PM

Great idea!!  I never thought of using batting on my Swiffer or dusting with small pieces.  I do a lot of cleaning with vinegar and water.

 I think I'll try dusting the dashboard of my car with batting.  Every dust rag I use in the car seems to only rearrange the dust.

 

 

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Patti replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 8:42 AM

Lotta, what a great tip.  I could put that to use today.

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Agnes replied on Sat, Apr 7 2012 9:17 AM

Lola--I will be cutting some pads to dust mop with my floor wash stick. I threw my swifter handle out long ago because it was a poor excuse for a handle IMHO. The wash mop handle is solid like abroom handle with the nubbies to attach the pad. Thanks.

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Joy replied on Mon, Apr 9 2012 11:08 AM

 

Lola B:
I had some leftover 80/20 cottong batting, cut a piece to fit the bottom of the swiffer and viola

 

This is a great tip Lola! Thank you! I will be trying this one today!

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Lisa L N replied on Tue, Apr 24 2012 8:26 AM

Great idea.  I would have never thought of that.  Thanks for sharing!

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Sheri A.:
 I do a lot of cleaning with vinegar and water.
Sheri - what are your proportions?  I had heard about doing floors with vinegar and water but never got the proportions of water to the vinegar.

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Ginny replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 9:27 AM

Marge,  Ginny here.  I think I am the one who first spoke of using the vinegar and water.  I just put water in the bucket and dump in some vinegar, never measured it at all.  More like grandma used to do , dump some in til you think it's right.  Probably around 2 gal. of hot water to about 1 cup of vinegar.   Ginny

  

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Marie replied on Wed, Apr 25 2012 10:12 AM

Marge, my hardwood floor guy said never to use vinegar on wood, even cut with water it will damage the coating and eventually the wood.  I use the hardwood cleaner Bona.

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