Make Your Own Reusable, Dust-Trapping Cloths

Dusting kits like those made by Swiffer are nice but are disposable and end up costing quite a bit of money. Here's how to ditch the store-bought products and make your own pre-treated, reusable dust cloth out of an old t-shirt.

Every day, no matter what we do, dust tends to creep into our homes. With just an old t-shirt, some lemons, olive oil and hot water, you can banish it again and again without spending any extra money on overpriced cleaning products.

Just cut the t-shirt into pieces and soak it in a glass container filled with half a cup of hot water, two tablespoons of olive oil, and the juice from two lemons. Put the cotton pieces of the t-shirt in the solution, cover and let it sit for two hours. After drying, they'll pick up dust like nobody's business, keeping your tables, electronics, and everything else sparkly clean. Hit the link for more detailed instructions, and let us know your favourite anti-dust tricks in the comments.

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    would there be olive oil being put on the surface you are wiping?

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