Regardless of what type of home business you have – sewing, alterations, crafting – there’s always cleaning that has to be done. With spring cleaning just around the corner, we thought timing might be perfect to show you our variety of “dust busters”. The dust busters can be made with old towels or cheap towels found at yard sales or estate sales. HEY! Why not make up a few and make a little “spring cleaning helpers” corner in your customer waiting area (with price tags on each item) and see how fast they sell!
(A) To extend the life of your sponge mop and make mopping much easier, simply make a “mop cover” out of left over scrap terry cloth or an old worn bath towel. Cut the terry cloth about 2 1/2″ – 3″ bigger than the mop, sew quarter inch elastic around the outside edge (the elastic piece should be the size of the sponge mop), and presto, a washable, durable mop head. After use, just throw it into the washer and dryer so it will be clean for the next time.
(B) The same type of terry cloth cover can be made for your dust mop. This new covered dust mop is perfect to get those hard to reach corners and walls by the ceiling as well as under the beds.
(C) For a “broom duster” sew two old hand towels on three sides, leaving one end open. Sew elastic around the open end (elastic from discarded panty hose is just about the right size!). This cover will slip over a broom to use for dusting in those hard to reach places and perfect to get the cobwebs out of the garage or off the porch ceilings. Once again, when finished simply throw it in the washer and dryer to clean it for the next time.
(D) Still another dust buster idea is to take that old towel you used to make the mop covers out of and cut a strip the length of the towel and 2 1/2″ wide. Sew the strip with 1/4″ seams and turn right side out. This strip easily slides onto a yardstick, which can be used to slide under the refrigerator, washer and dryer for quick cleaning. When finished, throw it into the washer and dryer along with the other dust busters, so they’ll be clean for the next time.
By doing a quick and easy “dust buster” spring cleaning, you’ll be able to spend more of your time in the sewing room!
For additional hints and tips, check out our “500 Kwik & Easy Sewing Tips” book. Only $9.95 – you’ll be glad you did.