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Old 07-11-2007, 04:06 PM   #21
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The dishcloth cottons will fade when bleached, but the white would be good.

I was thinking microfiber might be good..it's soft and isn't microfiber good for picking up dust? Seems like they have microfiber cloths and such..maybe they are treated though?
That is an AWESOME idea! I didn't know there were microfiber yarns!!!!!!!!! Are there any at Hobby Lobby????
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:08 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by debinoz View Post
I'm wondering how they'll hold up if you use them wet. Cotton stretches pretty good when wet and I scrub pretty hard. The middle area seems to just hang there, I wonder if you could make straps or something for stability....
How about making strips out of those meshy bags that oranges come in (they are like plastic scrubbies we use at the sink on dishes) and weaving it in to part of it to give you that scrub power?
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Old 07-11-2007, 04:21 PM   #23
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Here are a whole bunch of ideas for DIY-Swiffering, including people who use their own cleaning solutions instead of the Swiffer ones, and a bunch of alternatives for buying Swiffer pads.
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I've used just plain ol' washcloths like they say on that page. Just push the cloth instead of Swiffer pads into the little fasteners on the top of the mop. Worked like a charm............but of course we're knitters............so we must knit our own eh?!?
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Well, I'm not really a "wash cloth person", so I don't have any old ones lying around. I'd have to knit my own anyway.

I liked the idea of making my own cleaner, which I'm sure is much greener than using the Swiffer packs. (Less plastic, less harmful chemicals, etc.)
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with dogs, a cat, a kid and a DH, I'd rather throw the dirt (and the paper) away than wash it in my washing machine.... (shudder) I use plain old paper towels in the swiffer, and I don't use it for really scrubbing (just a quick dusting or pick up). the old fashioned mop and bucket still does the best job.
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Old 07-11-2007, 06:38 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
That is an AWESOME idea! I didn't know there were microfiber yarns!!!!!!!!! Are there any at Hobby Lobby????
Lion Brand Microspun is the one I was thinking of, but there may be more. It comes in luscious colors!
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:27 PM   #28
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Just looking at the picture, I didn't go to the website. But, I was thinking that if the area which touches the floor was knitted in that loopy knit pattern, it would pick up even more and maybe better.
I might make one of these for myself.
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This is the perfect companion for the Swiffer knockoff I picked up at the 99 Only store.
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