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Image: Fleece Swiffer Duster refill replacements | washable, reusable, eco-friendly | will fit the Swiffer Dusters with either the yellow or green (360º) handles
Fleece Duster refill replacements
Swiffer® Washable Hand Duster Refill

I wonder if these work the same as the store bought Swiffers®?

Maybe I should make one and find out!

These look so simple to make - here are several ideas and patterns!

 • How to Make a No-Sew Reusable Duster
 • Reusable Swiffer® Duster Cloths Tutorial
 • DIY: How to make Swiffer® dusters out of fleece

Fleece Duster refill replacements
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More ideas:
 • Fleece Swiffer® Duster refill replacement - washable, reusable, eco-friendly refills which will fit the Swiffer® Dusters with either the yellow or green (360º) handles.
 • Microfiber Mini Duster - Still wasting money on Swiffer® dusters? Here's a machine washable alternative!

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Image: Kool-Aid Soft Drink Mix - Lemonade Unsweetened, Caffeine Free
Kool-Aid Soft Drink Mix
Lemonade Kool-Aid as Dishwasher Cleaner

Would you use Kool-Aid to clean your dishwasher? Seems backwards to me!

All you do is place the lemonade Kool-Aid into where you place the detergent and run without dishes.

They say it cleans lime deposits and iron stains!

Has anyone tried this - how did it work out?

Read more for how to...

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Image: Milliard Citric Acid | The granular citric acid is a kitchen essential used in preserving, flavoring, and cleaning
Milliard Citric Acid
More ideas:
 • Milliard Citric Acid can be used as a natural cleaning agent.
 • WHC Food Grade Citric Acid Powder - clean and descale your dishwasher, electric boiler, washing machine, diffuser, espresso maker, toilet, tub, pool.
 • Citric Acid Granules by Anthony's works great as a cleaning solution for hard water deposits.

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Image: Ankle Weights Set by Healthy Model Life - 1lb, 2lb, 5lb and 8lb Sets - Train Like A Model - At Home Workout Equipment for Slimming Thighs, Toning Glutes, and More
Ankle Weights Set
Ankle Weights as Stroller Counterbalance

I could have used this idea when my boys were babies! I had to quickly catch a falling stroller more than once!

Weigh down the front wheels of your stroller burdened with a jam-packed diaper bag hanging on the handles, by simply attaching ankle weights just above the wheels.


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Image: Anti-Tipping Stand for Umbrella Strollers Such as UPPAbaby, Maclaren, Chicco and More… Steady Peg Quickly Assembles is Lightweight and Easily Stowed, Fits Most Stroller Brands
Anti-Tipping Stand

More ideas:
 • Anti-Tipping Stand for Umbrella Strollers - no more worries about your stroller falling over and potentially hurting you or the kids.
 • Anti-Tip Stroller Bags - extra storage space for your shopping and baby's necessities without the worry of tipping your buggy over backwards.
 • Stroller/Pram Safety Wrist Strap - designed to ensure the safety of your baby and control of your stroller when your stroller out of your hand.

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Image: 1937 Ad Vintage Bon Ami Household Cleanser Child Girl Cleaning Bathtub Cleaner - Original Print Ad
Vintage Bon Ami Household Cleanser
Homemade Tub Cleaner

THE TEST: The claim is you can spray on a solution of vinegar and dish soap, leave it for an hour, then wipe your tub clean.

Ratio: 1/2 cup of Blue Dawn dish soap to 1/2 cup of vinegar.

Does it work, no scrubbing or scouring involved?


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Image: Scotch Brite Dishwand | Non-Scratch Scrub Pad With Eco Friendly Natural Agave Fibers | Fillable Dish Wand Scrubber with Handle for Heavy Duty Scrubbing in the Kitchen Without Dishpan Hands
Scotch Brite Dishwand
More ideas:
 • Scotch Brite Dishwand - Put the Dawn/vinegar solution in one of these dish scrubbers. Then you can wipe down shower doors and your bathtub surround easily.
 • Pot and Dish Scrubbie's - great for washing dishes and glasses, pot and pans, cleaning counters, bathtubs, showers, toilets and even your cars.
 • Multi-Use Concentrated Industrial Vinegar - widely used to replace many harmful and expensive commercial cleaning products.

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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