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Cleaning just got a whole lot cheaper.
When it comes to purchasing cleaning supplies, things can get pricey. That's why, the DIY route is a great one to take. Not only are homemade cleaning products environmentally sound, they’re financially helpful too! Today, we bring you the best cleaning hack ever: reusable floor cleaning pads.
There are a few reasons why making your own faux-Swiffer pads are the way to go:
Reason 1. Environmentally Friendly
If you love Mother Nature, then you should really start to live more of an eco-friendly lifestyle. Cotton/Plastic pads are a major no-no. They wind up in landfills where the chemicals pollute the earth and take a long time to degrade. The alternative? Your own cleaning pads!
Reason 2. Cost-Effective
Is there a better feeling than saving money? Arguably no. Keeping hard earned cash in your pocket is always a winning solution. These DIY floor cleaner pads will eliminate the need to restock every time you run out, since they are reusable. That means all you need to do is wash them, dry them, and go on cleaning.
Reason 3. Tailored to Your Tastes
The best part about making your own is that you can customize the scent of them with essential oils. Instead of getting a standard aroma, you can enjoy whichever scent you favor. If you like lemon, throw a few drops in. Your home will smell however you please.
Sold? Now, let's make them!
To do so, you'll need the following to make DIY floor cleaning pads:
- 4 cups water
- 2 cups white vinegar
- 11 x 11 clean rags
- 10 Drops Pine Needle 100% Pure Essential Oil
- Old Swiffer container or another container that fits the rags
To make, simply add the water and vinegar to the container. Mix in the essential oil drops. Add the rags and let them soak. Use as needed!