Going Green With Your Spring Cleaning: Dusting Rags

Hey now, it’s getting pretty darn clean over here! How is your house looking?


I am very excited to share one of my most recent finds, DIY Dusting Cloths, with you today. There are quite a few variations on Pinterest but I decided to make a hybrid recipe of my own. For this recipe you will need 2 cups water, 1 cup vinegar, 1 TBSP lemon juice, 2 lemon rinds, and a few drops of olive oil.

You will also want to gather some old t-shirts or invest in some cleaning cloths. I found a great deal for a set of 36 microfiber cloths for $21.49 on Amazon Prime.

Cleaning Cloths

In a large bowl I mixed the lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Then I threw in 6 of the microfiber cloths and let them soak up all of the liquid.

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While those were soaking I cut the rinds off of 2 lemons. For this project I just need the rinds but used the lemons for my All Purpose Cleaner I will be sharing with you on Saturday.

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After the cloths were completely soaked I took one out at a time and rung them out so they were still moist but not dripping. Then I folded 2 of the rinds into each cloth.


I placed the cloths in a glass canister I found at Target for about $5.00. Then I made a label for the front to indicated what ingredients I used. One of the things I cannot stress enough when making your own home cleaners is to not only label them but include what is in them. While I am making sure to only use ingredients that are nontoxic if ingested, a family member or babysitter wouldn’t know that. If someone came across P sucking on one of these (yuck!) they could quickly see that it is not made with anything that would hurt him.

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I keep our dusting cloths in the laundry room with the rest of our cleaners, out of reach from Parker. You can read more about our laundry room revap here.

What I LOVE about this recipe:
– The recipe calls for common ingredients I usually have around the house.
– The recipe is really easy and only takes about 10 minutes to whip up a batch.
– I am still able to get that lemon fresh smell without the use of any dangerous chemicals.
– When I am done with a cloths I can wash them and then reuse them!

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