Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Swiffer Duster Refills

I've been trying to get the kids to dust their rooms. And when ever they see dust in the house. How writting dust me doesn't help they need to do something constructive about it. Problem is they go through those swiffer duster refills like I have a tree growing them in the back yard :(
So I decided to try and figure out how to make them out of fleece. I mean there are a million links for making the mopping pads for the swiffer wet jet and all kinds of crocheted and knitted knitting refills, but it was all too much detail for something so simple .
I made 3 of these this afternoon in less than 30 minutes and quickly dusted with one and threw it in the load of laundry going in. It washed great. I would probably hang them to dry from the wire shelving about the w/d instead of drying them with the clothes and fabric softener sheets. Or drying with the towels ( no dryer sheets - not good for the nap- did you now that?) Are you ready to try???? Here's what I did:

Take 4 or more 6" squares of polar fleece. Draw a line down the center of one of the squares. Then draw another line on both sides of center line 3/4" apart.Stack all squares one on top of each other neatly. Sew from top to bottom on all 3 lines.

Insert the wand thingy and clip amost to sewn seams every 1/2"

It works great! Yippee!!!!!


Finn said...

Great idea Kim!! I'll have to try that. My grandsons love dusting, but they dust everything from each other to the cat! Doesn't help the dust on the blinds or lamps one little bit...LOL
This looks terrific and just goes to show where there is a will there is a way! Thanks for the email..I'm fine, just laying low in the cold weather, tying a quilt today. I'll be back tomorrow *VBS * Hugs, Finn

Joansie said...

What a clever idea!!!I'll have to try that one.

Darlene said...

Great idea!! Thanks for sharing. Will definately try that.

Sonja Threadgill Nelson said...

You are a very clever cookie Kim!
Thanks for sharing.