Cleaning

25 October 2019

Reusable dusting cloths: make your own for cleaning

Reusable dusting cloths: make your own for cleaning

Choosing reusable dusting cloths is good not only for the environment, but also for your wallet!

Most of the times, when cleaning, we forget to respect our environment. We often prefer to use chemical products and polluting detergents, rather than ecological and natural methods. Choosing reusable tools is another crucial aspect for an eco-friendly approach, as this allows to eliminate the need of disposable tools, reducing the quantity of waste and promoting a zero-waste lifestyle.

Dust-catching electrostatic cloths are a good example. They are extremely convenient for daily cleaning as they allow you to collect dust quickly from floors and furniture, without clogging the vacuum cleaner.

Unfortunately, they quickly get disposed of and end up in landfills making them harmful to the environment.

Making reusable dusting cloths is much easier and much faster than what you might think. You just need a few ingredients and a little time. The solution is in your pantry.

DIY reusable dusting cloths.

What you need:

  • A 32-ounce glass jar with an airtight screw top lid
  • Cotton scraps of your preferred size
  • 8 fl oz of hot water
  • 8 fl oz of white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Directions.

    Cut the lemon in half and squeeze it using a juicer.

    Reusable dusting cloths: cut the lemon

    Cut the lemon peel into pieces, remove the pulp residue and put them in the jar.

    Reusable dusting cloths: put pieces of lemon in the jar

    Add the lemon juice, hot water, vinegar and one tbsp of olive oil.

    Reusable dusting cloths: add lemon juice, hot water, vinegar and olive oil

    Immerse the cotton scraps, close the jar and turn it upside down so that the scraps are completely soaked in the liquid.

    Reusable dusting cloths: scraps completely soaked

    Let them sit for a couple of hours, take them out and let them air dry completely.

    Reusable dusting cloths: scraps dry

    Your reusable dusting cloths are ready! Once they are dry, they will collect dust in an instant; then you can put them in the washing machine and repeat the above-mentioned steps.

    Reusable dusting cloths: Polti Moppy

    These reusable dusting cloths are a great help for your daily cleaning tasks: they can also be used with your cordless floor cleaner with steam, like Polti Moppy, to catch dust.

    Eco-friendly cleaning can be very effective if it’s done using the right tools.

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