2 Cleaning Tips for Eco-Friendly Homeowners

These tips for cleaning glass pans and making reusable duster pads will make your cleaning even more efficient.

  • Avoid buying expensive name brand duster pads by making your own from leftover fabric scrap or old linens.
    Photo by temizlik/Fotolia

I have two cleaning tips that save me both time and money. First, I make reusable duster pads for my name brand duster out of old towels and flannel sheets. I used one of the original pads for my pattern and then cut out new duster pads with pinking shears. You can serge around the edges to make them last even longer, and you can wash and reuse these homemade pads many times. Doing this saves money and keeps so many of those disposable name-brand pads from heading to the landfill.

Here’s another tip for savvy cleaners: I’ve found that if the outsides of your glass pans have baked-on grease stains, you can let them dry and then use extra-fine sandpaper to remove the stains. This technique for cleaning glass pans works great, doesn’t scratch the pan, and is cheaper and easier than using soap pads, which require a lot of elbow grease.

Jonnie Bart
Harrison, Arkansas



Fall 2021!

Put your DIY skills to the test throughout November. We’re mixing full meal recipes in jars, crafting with flowers, backyard composting, cultivating mushrooms, and more!


Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters