My frugal tip today is to look around the house to see if you have what you need or if you can make do with what you have before rushing out to buy something.
I've got the Spring Cleaning bug and decided to buy a Swiffer floor cleaner to use on our wooden floors here at the farmhouse. My plan was to make my own washable covers instead of using the disposable ones and I actually went to the store and bought one. I was very disappointed when I opened it to discover that one of the pieces was missing which would make my swiffer too short for even my grandson to use! Obviously this will be returned to the store.
Then I remembered that I already have a much better floor cleaning tool that came with me from my previous home that was especially made for using on hard wood floors I even have a bottle of the concentrate floor cleaner. You combine 2 capfuls with water in a spray bottle, spray a small amount on the floor and then mop with the mopping tool.
I also have 2 washable terry cloth covers for the mopping tool and if needed a piece of scrap towel or an old dishtowel and be safety pinned on there too.
It even folds flat for storage.
I don't know what I was thinking when I bought a Swiffer!
Are any of you doing any Spring cleaning yet?
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