To clean the house it is not necessary to spend a lot of money in the purchase of sponges , cloths and rags of various kinds, because with creative recycling it is possible to make everything we need at home, transforming everyday objects and clothing to which we can give a new utility.
DIY HOME CLEANING SPONGES
Let’s see how to do and what to use to create the spugnett and and cloths that help us with the housework:
If you have a felted sweater in the closet or that you don’t put on anymore, do not throw it away, but use it to make rags and cloths to clean the house. Deprive it of hinges and booties, if veins are, then cut two squares, overlap them and sew along the edge of the trimmings: the sweater becomes an excellent cloth for polishing floors after you have passed the wax.
If your socks have become stretched or you have socks that have been mismatched for some time, make them cloths for dusting or polishing the furniture (especially if they are made of wool), putting them in your hands and passing them on any surface that needs to be cleaned.
You want to make a sponge for “do it yourself” dishes and you are quite expert in crochet work? Then you can try your hand at jute, which will help you clean without scratching. Get a crochet hook no. 3.5 and jute thread, in fact, which you can buy in DIY stores in useful spools. Start by starting five little chains in a circle, then pull the loop and close with a very low stitch.
The second round involves a chain stitch, two low stitches in each subsequent stitch and the closure with a very low stitch in the first chain stitch. For the third and fourth rounds, go with three chain stitches, then make two treble crochets in each subsequent stitch and close the round with a slip stitch in the third chain stitch. For the fourth and final round, go with three chain stitches, a treble crochet in each next stitch and close the round with a low stitch in the third chain stitch.
At the end, make the hook by working 20 chain stitches and close with a slip stitch in the next stitch. At the end of all the work, you will have a 10 cm diameter disc: your jute sponge is ready. Wash it with dishwashing detergent and let it air dry before using it and after each use leave it hanging in the sun.
If you have worn shirts or old pillowcases , make tea towels , cutting squares to be finished with tape, so that the edges do not fray.
If in winter you happen to accumulate a lot of nets for oranges, you can turn them into practical sponges for washing dishes. So get two nets, synthetic raffia, a metal wool needle, a thimble and round pliers, those used in costume jewelery. Leave the nets whole, wrinkle them in your hands and, with the wool needle, insert the raffia in the middle, helping you with your thimble and pliers.
The raffia thread must pass to the center of the sponge about 5 times and then return to the starting point, so that we have two threads on the same side. Finally, remove the needle from the raffia and tie the two ends with a double knot. With the advanced raffia create the buttonhole with two other knots, on the bottom and on the top and you will have made your sponge with a few, simple, moves. The sponge made with the net of oranges does not scratch the pots and eliminates scale easily.
Even a toothbrush turns out to be great for house cleaning. Boil it for a few minutes, to disinfect it and then use it to clean inlaid metals, furniture and glass, small parts of appliances and furnishings, tap limestone and even to revitalize carpets and rugs.