I have a Swiffer duster (the one that sort of looks like a feather duster) to use inbetween the rungs on my kitchen chairs. I used to have a Swiffer vacuum, before it died, which I loved, and haven't yet replaced.
With this eco-challenge, I am once again following Vanessa's lead. I decided not to replace the Swiffer vacuum and continue to use my broom/dust pan and regular vacuum to clean up the kitchen floor. All of the extra floor pads and vacuum filters I gave to my SIL for her Swiffer vac, when we went to visit two weeks ago.
Today, I threw out the Swiffer duster. I guess I'll have to clean the chairs the hard way - a microfibre cloth, a little bit of water and elbow grease.
The inspiration for this blog came after reading Vanessa Farquharson's book, Sleeping Naked is Green, and wondering if her new eco-lifestyle was really applicable to a family of 5 that was already fairly environmentally friendly. At the urging of a friend, I took on the challenge of trying to improve my family's "green-ness", using the book as a template. This blog will record our attempts to improve our environmental foot-print one small change at a time.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
No more Swiffer products (Day 36)
Posted by Eco Mama at 10:49 PM
Labels: natural cleaners, vinegar
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Why "throw it out"? Why not find someone else who will use it?ReplyDelete
AHHH I WANT THAT DUSTER!!!ReplyDelete
i have been trying to find one for ages! I want to knit reusable duster things for it!
You're right, Anonymous, I should have tried to find someone else to use it.ReplyDelete
As a matter of fact, Nicole wants it, so I will dig through my pile of "to out go this week" and see if I can find it for you.