A little while ago I was complaining to one of my nearest and dearest about my struggles to keep up with the never-ending mounds of fur that accumulate on my floors. The combination of cat and dog fur reveals itself in new piles MOMENTS after I've dusted, swept, mopped, or vacuumed. I turn around and it's there. ALL THE TIME.
Guiltily I'll admit that I often succumb to the ease of disposable cloths, rags, and wipes in many of these cases. It hasn't been for lack of effort - my purchases of reusable devices have proven fruitless either by virtue of inferior product design, poor manufacturing, or ease of use.
So, hearing my complaints, I was gifted with a no-more-excuses kit that will allow me to maintain my hardwood without piling on disposable purchases.
Behold, the All Purpose Wipes and Swiffer Wet Kit:
It couldn't be more simple.
- Plastic container
- Several facecloths
- 6 cups water
- 4 cups vinegar
- Dash of dishwashing soap
2. Place the facecloths in container to soak
3. Use as needed.
With some minimal effort on the front end, having these rags handy eliminates virtually any reason to go the disposable route. The best part is that the cloths actually fit perfectly as Swiffer wipes too. When the cloth is dirty, just toss it into the wash with the rest of your laundry. Replenish the vinegar/soap solution and cloths as needed.
In my opinion, this is one of the best gifts I've ever received. A good friend empowers you to live the life you strive for. For me, it's about living gently upon the earth while NOT being covered in dog fur. But, you know, to each her own.