Friday, August 21, 2009

Swiffer, Take Three

I know, I know. I promise I don't have stock in the Swiffer company! I simply acknowledge that they have created some great products that make keeping our homes orderly. Still, I am not alone in acknowledging the cost these convenient products incur.
Last week Barbara wrote in and said:

"Heidi, i would love a non-sewn Swiffer DUSTER cover! you know, the hand held ones? I LOVE my Swiffer, but yikes! I cannot spend $4 a week or so on a box of tops...any suggestions?"

Barbara, here is a great pattern:

It does require a little sewing, but they are straight stitches. I'm sure if you aren't able to sew it, you could easily recruit someone who could! Consider it a homeschool project for a child near you. :) The great thing about using microfiber cloths is that you can pop it out of the holder and into the washing machine. Whip up a few and you'll never have to buy Swiffer duster tops again! Score!

Have fun dusting!

Now get to work!

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Heidi Schaap

Heidi is a child of God, a homemaker, wife to a studly backyard lumberjack, and homeschooling Momma to nine fun, highly energetic outdoorling children. Her family homesteads a small patch of woods in Ohio and when Heidi’s not in the kitchen baking bread or cookies, she’s growing veggies, playing tag with dairy goats, and shooing chickens off the front porch. Heidi loves books, natural living, and coffee…Actually, let’s put the coffee first. She is the author of Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers, a book she hopes will bless you immensely.


Barbara said...

Thank Heidi! I'll look for some of that at Hobby Lobby, and let the boys make me a few ;-)

marineswife said...

What a fabulous idea!!

and please! Make it easier to word verification!!!