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How To Make Your Own Reusable Lemon Dust Cloths

Dusting just happens to be about my LEAST favorite household cleaning chore. Why? I have no idea. I just hate dusting.

So when I saw this idea featured on Apartment Therapy, I thought it might be a good motivator for me to dust more. I have no problem with “bribing” myself to do unpleasant chores. 😉

I think one of the MANY reasons why I like making my own cleaning products so much is trying something new to keep my routine interesting. Because let’s face it, until we all have robot maids (like Rosey from the Jetsons), housecleaning is not likely to get any easier.

So make up a batch of these lemon-y fresh dusting cloths (you might even already have everything you need to make them), turn on the “Happy Working Song” from “Enchanted” REAL LOUD, and enjoy a truly special cleaning moment. 🙂

Lemon Dust Cloths

  • Water
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Rags
  • Lemons
  • Airtight glass container

First, peel some lemons. I had about 6 small Meyer lemons that I had intended on making into a delicious lemon-y dessert, but instead were almost ready to be compost material.

Mix equal parts water and vinegar. Add a couple drops of olive oil.

Soak rags in the solution until fully saturated. I used a few dollar store washcloths I had lying around.

Wring out the rags leaving them just damp.

Lay the rags out flat, and place a couple lemon rinds on each cloth.

Roll or fold the rinds into each cloth, and place into your glass container.

Add a few extra lemon peels, and make sure the lid is tight. Store until needed.
Once used, wash the dust cloths and make a new batch!

Note: Vinegar is a great mold killer so I wouldn’t worry about these getting moldy.

I let my dusting cloths sit in the jar most of the day to get nice and fragrant, and then used a couple tonight on our entertainment center. Just as I had thought, it made my least favorite household chore a MUCH nicer experience. 🙂


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