Dusting just happens to be about my LEAST favorite household cleaning chore. Why? I have no idea. I just hate dusting.
So when I saw this idea at ApartmentTherapy.com…I thought it might be an incentive/motivator for me to dust more. I have no problem with “bribing” myself to do unpleasant chores.
I think one of the MANY reasons why I like making my own cleaning products so much is trying something new to keep things interesting. Because let’s face it….until we all have robot maids (like Rosey from the Jetsons’), housecleaning is not likely to get any easier.
So make up a batch of these lemony fresh dusting cloths (you probably already have everything you need to make them)….turn on the “Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted” REAL LOUD….and enjoy a truly special cleaning moment. :-)
Lemon Dust Cloths
- White distilled vinegar
- Olive Oil
- Airtight glass container
First, peel some lemons. I had about 6 small Meyer lemons that I had intended on making into a delicious lemony dessert, but instead were almost ready to be compost material.
Mix equal parts water and vinegar. Add a couple drops of olive oil.
Soak rags in the solution until fully saturated. I used old cloth napkins that I cut into fourths.
(One of these days I HAVE to remember to buy some pinking shears!)
Wring out the rags leaving them just damp.
Lay the rags out flat, and place a couple lemon rinds on each cloth.
Roll or fold the rinds into each cloth, and place into your glass container.
Add a few extra lemon peels, and make sure the lid is tight. Store until needed.
Once used, wash the dust cloths and make a new batch!
Note: Vinegar is a great mold killer so I wouldn’t worry about these getting moldy.
I let my dusting cloths sit in the jar most of the day and get nice and lemony and then used a couple tonight on our entertainment center. Just as I thought…it made my least favorite household chore a MUCH nicer experience. :-)