But what bugs me is the fact that I love a NEW Swiffer cleaner but after running it over a single shelf, it feels like I was just smearing dust over dust. And then I throw it out at the end of the dusting session.
Finally, I got mad at wasting money on Swiffer dusters, and decided to make my own.
I used this tutorial.
Here are my versions of the instructions
- Ask your sister for spare flannel. When you get home, realize you already had flannel, and are glad she never gave you any.
- Three days later, find said flannel, and reminisce over the fact that you made a wonderful Burrito Baby Blanket for your niece, and you haven't seen it, in a while, even though your niece's little baby brother would probably love it
- Decided to make them RIGHT NOW, but first pin it, so you can say you finally did something on your pinterest board.
- Measure out 4 7X7" and 4 4X7" squares. Remember, you want the flannel to get all ragged, so feel free to tear rather than cut.
- Stack in piles of 2 large and 2 small squares - centred.
- Sew down the middle.
- Place the two "backs" (being the large squares) together, so the smaller ones are on the outside. Fold the smaller rectangles to the side (top and bottom set). Centre your swiffer handle on the fold, and trace the part of the handle you insert. Repeat on other side
- Sewing through all 7X7 pieces, follow the line you had traced, omitting the areas where the handle bumps "out"
- Trim the pieces so each piece is an inch or so smaller than the other. Repeat on opposite sides.
- Snip the pieces into strips. Keep in mind, you want this to fray up, so don't get too perfect.
- Floof up. Ignore comments from your husband about your dusters looking like tacos. Dust to your hearts content, and wash and dry as needed. The more ragged they get, the better!