Where does time go?!!! It has been a full month since my last post, and in just another day or two November will be here! The old saying “time flies after thirty” continues to prove itself true. The author of that saying should have added “and the older you get the faster it flies”.
As prices rise and we tighten our belts, I am always looking for ways to save a dollar here and there so we can use the dollar saved for something else. This past week I took the time to complete a project I’ve thought about doing for quite some time. In the long run it will save money and keep on saving. Several years back I bought a Swiffer Jet for cleaning my hard surface floors. Every time I’ve pulled off a nasty pad and pitched it in the garbage I’ve thought how easy it would be to make washable pads and visions of saved dollar signs rolled in my head. I finally put action to my idea and made some money-saving, pads for my Swiffer Jet. Sorry Procter and Gamble. No more throw away pads for me…and I’m working on figuring out how to refill the solution bottle.
Here’s how you can make your own reuseable Swiffer Jet pads:
Materials needed for project:
an old towel
2 10 1/2 inch lengths of velcro – fuzzy side only
Cut two 11 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch rectangles from a towel that has seen better days. (You know…one you would never think of setting out for a guest to use.) ( I cut mine on the fold instead of cutting two separate rectangles resulting in a rectangle with different dimensions than the above instruction…23 x 13 inches…folding to achieve 11 1/2 x 6 1/2. I tell you this only because the illustration has a fold NOT to confuse you.)
Turn inside out and stitch across the remaining end. Place a piece of velcro along one 11 inch edge of the pad leaving about 1/2 inch uncovered along the outside edge. Stitch all the way around the edge of the velcro as close to the edge as possible. Stitch the second length of velcro along the opposite side.
And wallah…you have a washable, re-useable, seriously cheaper Swiffer Jet pad. (One raggedy old towel makes six or more pads. )
I hope you find this tutorial helpful and easy to follow. If you are inspired to make your own washable Swiffer pads I’d love to hear from you. Feedback is always welcome.
Until next time…
The dreams of your future have no room for the devastations of your past. ~ unknown ~
Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:10-12