Reduce-Reuse-Recycle?

Finally, a craft related project! I know, right?

So, we’re not really a crunchy kind of family. Yeah, we are cloth diapering, but that’s about as crunchy as I get. However, sometimes I find ideas on other ‘crunchy mama’ blogs that just seem like a good idea.


I know, I know. Ugly yarn, right? But it’s what I had on hand, and since this particular handknit will be generally used and abused on the floor and covered in dirt I wasn’t too torn up about using ugly yarn. Any guesses as to what it is?


It’s a reusable Clorox Ready-Mop pad! I made a few of them in case I need to mop up something while the other is in the wash. There are tons of patterns online, but this is the particular one I used.


And they definitely work better than the flimsy paper-towel-like pads that are expeeeensive. And they’re more absorbent, especially if you’re cleaning up a wet mess!


And you can also make your own cleaner by combining 1/4 cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon liquid soap or detergent, and 2 cups of water!

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5 thoughts on “Reduce-Reuse-Recycle?

  1. ok. so i can knit. in a strait line. and this looks doable for me! i have one of those swiffer mop things but since i don’t want to buy those disposable pads, i never use it!

    so what kind of yarn is that? just a thick cotton it looks like? i so don’t know my yarns – it’s just not my forte!

  2. haha. so I just looked at the pattern and I have NO IDEA what all that means. I only know how to knit and pearl, do you think I could do that on just a rectangle so I don’t have to do all that gathering stuff, or should I just not even try?

  3. Sarah! If you just did a rectangle that was just knit in garter stitch that would work as well! And yes, it’s just thick cotton yarn. It did shrink a tiny bit in the wash, so maybe make it a touch bigger than your swiffer head!

  4. What a great idea! I never thought of that! I traded in my swiffer for a shark steam mop, but I bet I dould make some covers for that too if I do it in a tighter knit. hmmmmmmm…. I wonder…
    THanks for posting!

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