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Save Cash with These Green Reusable Dusting Wipes

A woman uses a rag to dust shelves.

Let’s be honest, cleaning supplies can get costly, and they’re not always the greatest when it comes to sustainability. Enter, reusable dusting wipes.

If you’ve ever reached for a plastic container full of tear-off dusting wipes, you likely know that they can be both expensive and a bit wasteful. With just a few ingredients and some things you likely already have around the house, you can make your own dusting wipes and save some cash, and help the environment in the process.

First, you create the solution for the dusters. To do so, combine olive and orange essential oils with some water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Then, just shake to distill the ingredients.

Next, cut some old T-shirts or rags into strips to use as your dusting cloths. Spray each one with your new mixture, shaking it frequently to keep the oil and water well mixed. Store your rag strips in an airtight glass jar. Avoid using a metal container, as the vinegar can rust it. Store your homemade wipes in a cool, dry area, and they should be good for up to three months.

Whenever you need one, just pull it out of the jar and start dusting. Simply pop them in the washing machine or hand wash them after each use.

If want to save even more cash, or just want to incorporate more green products around your home, try this zero-waste cleaning solution.

[Via Hunker]

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Shea Simmons is an Atlanta-based writer who has written about everything from whether Crisco is a good moisturizer to how to KonMari your space. Her work has appeared in Bustle, My First Apartment, and Make It Grateful. Read Full Bio »
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