No More Throwaways: Reusable Cleaning Tools

No More Throwaways: Reusable Cleaning Tools

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Emily Han
May 6, 2010

From everyday washing up to deep spring cleaning, we like to pair our healthy cleaning products with green and reusable cleaning tools. Here are some long-lasting alternatives to disposables like paper towels, sponges, and dryer sheets.

Instead of…

Paper towels, try strong, reusable cloths such as the Twist Euro Cloth, Skoy Cloth, or Trader Joe's Super Amazing Kitchen Cloth.

Swiffer cloths, try making your own pads or buying this crocheted cover from Etsy seller Ollie's Boutique.

Disposable sponges, try a durable scrub brush or dish brush like these ones from Full Circle. The bamboo dish brush has a replaceable head.

Dryer sheets, try making your own DIY dryer sachets using dried herbs like lavender and essential oils.

Store-bought cleaning tools, try giving new life to old objects – scrub grout and fixtures with old toothbrushes, put single socks to use as dust rags, and turn t-shirts into dish scrubbers.

Do you have any other favorite reusable cleaning tools?

(Images: Skoy Cloth, Ollie's Boutique, Faith Durand, ReFabulous, Caroline)

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