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Thread: GOING GREEN HINT, LOVE IT

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    Super Member LindaR's Avatar
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    If you have one of those floor dusters that you buy pads for try using left over batting pieces. I had some of the warm and natural and was out of pads and sure enough that dust just clung to that stuff. Cut then the size you need and clip on just like a boughten pad. I have probably a life time supply of pieces LOL

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    :wink: :wink: :wink: Cool! I wonder if the part poly batting will work too? This is a great idea... I was just going to do my hardwood floors. Going to test it....

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    You can use old terry towels, just about any fabric that is soft and has a little bit of nap to it. The thinner fabrics we doubled/tripled up. I zigzagged the edges (or you coulc serge them) of some old towels, throw them in the laundry, they wash up great! :D

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    That is a great tip!

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    Another hint on left over batting is to wrap your Christmas balls or fragil
    ornaments with it. I can't take the credit for that as I read it in one of my quilting magazines.

    When I read all those hints I think "why didn't I think of that"! Just like your hint Linda...that's a great one to remember too! Thanks, Wanda

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    Good idea!

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    on the swiffer thingies, my daughter has always used old cotton undies on the theory that she doesn't clean in front of strangers. works for cat hair in her house. LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    on the swiffer thingies, my daughter has always used old cotton undies on the theory that she doesn't clean in front of strangers. works for cat hair in her house. LOL!

    Too funny. :lol:

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    I've purchased those microfiber cloths which are available through Family Dollar Stores.

    The package of two cloths for a buck are great for cleaning and dusting. I even use them as the "swifter" type pad.

    The package of five hand towels size cloths for five bucks was useful in creating lightweight, toweling which wicked up water quickly when I was bathing our dog. Four towels sewn together with a zigzag stitch form a nice rectangle that covers the dog nicely. Two large rectangular towels do the work of the four heavy cotton towels I had dedicated to the project previously.

    Now, Jones recognizes his bath towels when I am doing laundry. He loves to be bathed and brushed, part of the great care given to him by the shih tzu breeder. I towel dry the "baby" as much as he will let me and then it's time for him to "air dry" by racing around the house :D

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    Wow Linda what a GREAT idea. I'm so all over that, I too have a life time supply. LOL

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    What a great idea. I never would have thought of that.

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    What a great idea!! :) I certainly
    have alot of scraps just waiting
    to be used this way. Thank you.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    I have been using cotton batting on my swiffer for a couple of months now and I love it. It picks up cat and dog hair, dirt and anything else. I won't go back to the pads made for swiffers, not when scraps of batting are abundant supply.

    Mary

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    You can rewash, reuse right? Cool idea. I've been wanting to buy one of those but didn't want to have to keep buying the pads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bevanger
    You can rewash, reuse right? Cool idea. I've been wanting to buy one of those but didn't want to have to keep buying the pads
    never tried rewashing....another good idea

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    Great tip, Linda. I always knew if I kept saving those little pieces I'd find a use for them someday!

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    You guys are the greatest! I love getting new ideas for old stuff! :lol:

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