Monday, May 3, 2010

Spring Cleaning Mitts

Have you been over here?  These girls have each taken on an assignment each day for the last week to spring clean something everyday.  I have been thinking that I should take on these tasks everyday and spring clean or really just clean period.

Today that is what I did.  I made a list of all the things that needed accomplish and started with a few things.  On the list today was clean out kitchen cupboards, clean blinds upstairs, and while I was doing the blinds I washed the inside windows.  With my cupboards, I pulled everything out, got rid of what I didn't want anymore, vacuumed, and wiped down all the cupboards.  I did the silverware drawer too.

With the blinds, I used a handy little mitt.  Now I wanted to use the Swiffer duster but couldn't find mine so I improvised.  This little mitt worked great.  I closed my blinds one way wiped it down dry and closed the other way and wiped that down.  Now that is not the nitty gritty but that works for me.

So for the tutorial today:  Cleaning Mitts

I can hear you all screaming with excitement.  I had some terry cloth in the stash so that is what I used.  You could probably use anything that is absorbent or will grab stuff.  Cotton probably wouldn't be the best.  I have some extra minkee, buy why waste good minkee on cleaning?

Cut out 2 10x7 inch rectangles.  When you have those cut out, cut a hand shape with the thumb but not the individual fingers.  I also made one with no thumb.  I made this about twice as big as my hand.  Big enough for my husband to use.  We would not want them to miss out on using this for cleaning.  Unless it was for the car engine.

I had some extra elastic left over from another project.  It is 1 1/2 inch elastic.  I cut off about 7-9 inch piece and sewed it together.

With the mitts, I turned them right sides together and serged all the way around leaving the bottom open. You can do this on a regular sewing machine just make sure you zig zag around the very edge of your seam to prevent fraying.  Terry cloth frays easily.  Then I put the elastic in the inside (where the right sides are) and serged around that as well.

Turn it right side out and get to cleaning.

Very simple and great for cleaning.  You could use this to clean your windows, bathroom,  really whatever your cleaning heart desires.

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  1. Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse Marketing Monday to say HI! I am your newest follower! This was a great idea!

  2. What a great idea! I need one of these