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#31 of 35 Old 03-24-2008, 03:48 PM
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sock puppets, cat toys, cleaning tools...
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I like to give socks to DD1 (5) to clean with. It probably doesn't do much, but she loves it, and it is easier for her to use then a rag. eventually, she'll just start playing with it. I keep them with my rag pile. Sometimes a sock will find its mate and be liberated, or a matching sock will lose its pair due to a hole, and then I have a back up!

Clean socks (no lint, ect) dipped in cold water are great for a teething baby or in case they bite their gums/lip (this just happened to us yesterday).
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I use ours for dirty jobs around the house that I don't want to wash the rag after using, I just used a couple for cleaning the oven.
Other cleaning jobs I use them for are, cleaning the fat out of the pan, I either burn it or throw them away. Dog poop off dd's shoes. Areas like behind the bathtub or washer and dryer. Take to the park or yard to dry off swings or slides of clean a mess off them, then you can toss them in the garbabe if you don't want to carry them home. Washing the car tires. Outdoor window washing. You get the picture. I am sure there is a lot more cleaning you do other than dusting

We also do family cloth so the soft cotton ones I cut up and use for that. They are great!!

I am shocked at any one saying just throw them out! There is automatically a million uses for them if you are purchasing any disposable paper products like toilet paper, swifer whatever, paper towels, etc.

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We make dog toys out of them, or fill them with rice for heating bags.

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Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
I use dh's old cotton ones to clean up the hard floors.... I leave them in a bag under the kitchen sink and when there are spills and yuck, but not enough to mop (or I just don't have the time, or OOMPH to do so) I throw on a pair (I've been known to put them on over shoes and spritz the floor with cleaner and "skate" it clean It's even kind of fun!

That's funny. I came home from work one day to find the kitchen floor clean. I asked my dh if he mopped. He said his socks got wet, so he bachelor mopped.

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