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.
I like to use my small scraps of batting to dust with...they hold onto the dust and work like a charm.
Oh my goodness, what a great tip!
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.
What a great tip!
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.
Wow, these all great ideas. I would never have thought of these ideas on my own. Thank you!
Georgetown CA I'd Rather Be Quilting
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.
Lotta, what a great tip. I could put that to use today.
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.
Agnes in NW Ontario
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!
Great idea. I would have never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!
Sheri A.: I do a lot of cleaning with vinegar and water.
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
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.