Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Swift Dust Socks

As I was wandering around blogland on the internet highway, I came across a "more complicated that it really should be" post on how to turn discarded/cheap chenille socks into resuable static swiffer cloths.  Wanting to recreate those socks, my first stop was of course Biglots and as luck would have it, they were selling what I can only think was their christmas stock chenille socks at a really low price.  So I managed to score 3 pairs at $3....$1 a sock!

BUT instead of a laborious cutting and sewing session...I simply pulled the ever-so-stretchy sock over the swiffer base and voila! One instant machine washable swiffer static cloth!


  1. Oh my gosh I am totally going to try this!! brilliant!! I have a pair of these actually and they're way too hot for my feet! lol

  2. I wish I would have seen this before I donated a million pair about a month ago. I'm sure I will get more for Christmas! Thanks!

  3. I have a bunch from last years Christmas buying. They don't fit me well. I will need to try this. What a great idea if it really works! I will need to share with my sister. Wow! Thank you for sharing. I added this to my pinboard on Pinterest!

  4. Please forgive my ignorance... but this is used to clean the carpet?? :-S


    1. Appreciate this is a late reply but it is for dusting hard floors and surfaces. The sock material generates a tiny amount of static electricity that helps keep the dust on the sock :)

    2. I imagine that it could be used to wipe down walls as well, especially in the corners where an occasional cobweb appears.

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  5. Brilliant idea! I have a few laying around in my drawer, way too hot for my feet and now they will be put to good use. Thanks so much.

  6. Great Idea for all those odd socks

  7. Great idea for Swiffer duster sheets too. They can be replaced with socks or beter, sew a seam or two down the length of the sock and slip on the handle...or just slip them on your hands and wipe!

  8. I also get them wet and completely wring out and go over floor. Have twins with cookies and crackers! Gets the goo up

  9. Has anybody tried those hospital socks you get freefrom hospital?..

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