Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Disposable Woman No More

I once was a disposable woman....

What I mean is that I bought lot and lots of disposable products, particularly for cleaning. Clorox Wipes, Swiffer dust cloths, Swiffer cleaning pads for my wet jet, the list goes on and on.

I have recently had a change of heart (for monetary and environmental reasons) and have begun using up all of my disposable products and replacing them with reusable ones instead.

For example (and this is a no-brainer for most of you) I used the last of my Clorox cleaning wipes and replaced them with all purpose cleaner (which I made myself in a reusable spray bottle) and rags. I also used the last of the pad for my Swiffer wet jet and instead purchased washable/reusable pads from Bissell that work like a charm.

I have also used up the last of my disposable Swiffer dry cloths and are substituting microfiber cloths that can be washed and reused. I went to Target today to pick up another pack (I use them everyday) and in the cleaning isle found a number of different products that would work, although they all came out to @ $2.50 per cloth. That seemed a little steep, but I would get a gazillion cleanings out of each one so I was ok with it. As I was headed for the checkout my mom noticed that in the car care isle there were packs of 10 microfiber cloths for $7.99 or $.79 per cloth, a much better deal!

The moral of this story... leave no stone unturned. A very unlikely place yielded a much better deal on what I needed.

P.S. I have to measure it all out so I don;t know for sure, but there is even the possibility of cutting each cloth in half making them 20 for $7.99 or $.39 each! :)

P.P.S. My microfiber bounty is pictured on the right folded and ready to go


Anonymous said...

I did cut my mirco fiber cloth in half and it works just fine.

Jenn said...

They also sell microfiber cloths at most dollar stores now!

crallspace said...

SOunds like a deal. How many uses you get out of it before really needing to replace it?

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

I've had some for over 3 years and they still work fine. Just use and wash-but you aren't supposd to wash them with fabric softener-supposedly that does something to mess them up.