Some of my clothes are too worn to take to Goodwill so I recycle them in another way. From my mom's generation, we have a rag bag which I use for cleaning. If an article of clothing or towel or whatever is too worn to give away, I cut it into perfect squares or if I'm in a hurry, I just cut it
apart into 9-12 inches, it doesn't matter if there is a sleeve in it. I do remove buttons and zippers and all.Then I keep them and use them to floor mop, refrigerator clean, and window shine. Different materials are better for different jobs. I keep them in a special bag called my rag bag.
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Save laundry time, money and wear on towels by hanging them up to dry after baths and using two or three days. Washcloths are the only thing that really gets dirty when you bathe, so buy multi-packs at the dollar store for fresh washcloths for every shower and face wash.
Using a towel twice instead of once can cut laundry in half! You just need a towel rack for each person in the family. Color coding towels can help kids remember theirs. I've found washcloths at Dollar Genera for 18 for $4 so it's easy to keep a big supply, just toss in rag bag when they get worn.
I spend a little more and buy Norwex products for cleaning. I like the antibacterial microfiber rags. The best part is these rags are meant to be used without cleaning products. All I do is use a small squirt bottle with water, and these rags. The best part is with using these rags you do not need cleaners or have to use papertowels, and they are antibacterial so good for getting rid of the germs!
If you're like me, you love the Swiffer Wetjet cleaning fluid, but don't like the cleaning pads. They just don't seem to go very far. So, I just use an old rag instead. The bottom of the wet jet clings to the rag and it actually cleans better than the swiffer pads. Beware, it does snag the rag a little, so be sure to use an old rag.
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