Happy Monday! So, yeah, I totally forgot about Serger Saturday. I spent the day at my mom’s house. While there, she got out two huge bags of fabric, some older than me, and patterns, all older than me. One of the patterns is from the ’40s and belonged to my grandmother! It’s all mine now. Holly Hobby, mushrooms, seersucker, and other ’70’s delights. All mine. I’m actually super excited and have a few of the pieces designated for specific projects already. We also did some fun crafting with the kids. Well, it started out with the kids but soon turned to be just my sisters and me, which ended up being much more fun anyway. However, I left my camera on Mom’s kitchen counter 30 miles away, it seems, so you’ll just have to trust me on that.
I have a genius idea to share with you once my camera is back in my hot little hands again. It involves home-cleaning-storage-stuff-whatever. But since I can’t show it to you yet, I thought I’d share another genius idea of mine I posted on my little family blog a while back. It’s aptly entitled:“I’m a Genius!”
We have a lot of tile, and in the few years we’ve lived here I’ve gone through at least four, if not five different mops. They are all annoying and break or just plain gross me out. So I finally bought a Swiffer. I love that it’s lightweight and there are no gross sponges or whatever involved. I don’t love that I have to buy refills for it, and that I need more than one little disposable wet pad thing to clean my kitchen floor properly. It’s just an obnoxious waste. I’ve been looking at reusable pads online, in Etsy-type stores and the like, but kept thinking they were simple enough I should just make my own. Only I never would get around to making my own, so I’d just buy more disposable refills.
I swear the genius part is coming.
I have a few of those microfiber towels you can pick up in any automotive department in any big box store for pretty cheap. I keep them in my car and use them for all kinds of things (even diapers, in a pinch–see, dripping with genius here) It just so happens that if you fold one of them in half, it fits perfectly onto the Swiffer, even wrapping just up and around enough to push through the little spots where the regular refills go. They are crazy absorbent, add a bit more scrubbing power to the Swiffer, cheap, and totally easy to clean. Just throw in your washer with the rest of the rags. So now, I just put a little bit of hot water and cleaning solution in my sink, soak the towel, wring, apply to the Swiffer, rinse, repeat, toss in the wash and sit back and enjoy my clean floors. Genius.
I know what you’re thinking.
Oh, I know.
Yeah, now I bet you’re crazy excited to see my newest genius idea, right? Me, too! Especially since it’s just all still in my head and may turn out to be not so much genius. But we’ll deal with that when I get my sweet little point n’shoot back. Also, zippers this week. Pinky swear this time. And possibly an Easter craft. Or not. I like to keep you guessing. The excitement of anticipation and all that.