DIY sponges and household cleaning cloths: make them at home with creative recycling

DIY sponges and household cleaning cloths: make them at home with creative recycling
DIY sponges and household cleaning cloths: make them at home with creative recycling

Worn shirts, broken socks, and even orange nets: there are many objects and accessories that we no longer use and which can prove to be essential for household cleaning.


To clean the house it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on the purchase of sponges, cloths, and rags of various kinds, because with creative recycling it is possible to form everything we'd like reception, transforming everyday objects and clothing to which we will provide a new utility.


Let's see how to do and what to use to create the spugnett and and clothes that help us with the housework:

  • If you have a felted sweater in your closet or you don't put it anymore, don't throw it away, but use it to make rags and cloths to clean the house. Deprive it of zippers and booties, if there are veins, then cut two squares, overlap them and along the sewn edge of the trimmings: the sweater becomes an excellent cloth for polishing floors after it has been waxed.
  • If your socks have come undone or you have long mismatched socks, use them as cloths for dusting or polishing the furniture (especially if they are made of wool), putting your hands in them and passing them on any surface that needs to be cleaned.
  • You want to make a "do-it-yourself" dish sponge and you are quite experienced in crochet? Then you can try your hand at working jute, which will help you clean without scratching. Get yourself a No. 3.5 and jute thread, in fact, which you'll stock DIY stores in useful spools. Start by starting five chain stitches in a circle, then pull the loop and close with a very low stitch. The second round includes a chain stitch, two single crochets in each subsequent stitch, and a very low stitch closure in the first chain stitch. For the third and fourth round, go with three chain stitches, then make two double crochets in each subsequent stitch and close the round with a slip stitch in the third chain stitch. For the fourth and last round, go with three chain stitches, one double crochet in each subsequent stitch, and close the round with single crochet in the third chain stitch. Finally, make the hook by working 20 chain stitches and close with a slip stitch in the next stitch. At the end of all the work, you will have a 10 cm diameter disc: your jute sponge is ready. Wash it with dish soap and let it air dry before using it and after each use leave it hanging in the sun.
  • If you have worn shirts or become old pillowcases! Make the tea towels, cutting squares to finish with the webbing, so that the edges from fraying.
  • If in the winter you happen to accumulate many nets for oranges, you can turn them into practical sponges for washing dishes. So get two nets, synthetic raffia, a metal wool needle, a thimble and round pliers, the kind used in costume jewelry. Leave the whole of the net, rub them in your hands and, with the wool needle, insert the raffia in the middle, helping yourself with the thimble and the pliers. The raffia thread must pass through the center of the sponge about 5 times and then return to the starting point so that we have two threads on the same side. Finally, remove the needle from the raffia and tie the 2 ends with a double knot. With the advanced raffia create the buttonhole with two other knots, on rock bottom, and on the highest and you'll have made your sponge with a couple of, simple, moves. The sponge made with the net of oranges does not scratch the pots and easily eliminates encrustations.
  • A toothbrush is also great for house cleaning. Boil it for a few minutes, so that it disinfects, and then uses it to clean metals, inlaid furniture, and glass, small parts of appliances and furnishings, limescale on taps, and even to revitalize rugs and carpets.

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