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Save your money – make your own reusable sweeper and wet mop pad (with added benefits!)

September 29th, 2020

Are you familiar with crocheting? Do you love spending your time creating beautiful items and accessories using just a hook and some yarn? Then this article might interest you.

Do you know how much an average American family uses each month on cleaning supplies? The amount ranges between $40 to $50 per month, which roughly calculates to $600 yearly. And, this amount refers mainly to one-time use products.

Now imagine, you can actually save up some of this money while you practice your favorite hobby!

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Why not use crocheting to create your own, hand-made reusable sweeper and wet mop pads? You don’t know how? Well, you can find all the necessary information on this amazing YouTube channel, The Crochet Crowd, for the crochet lovers that offers “How to…” videos.

For those who aren’t familiar with “crochet”, it is really similar to knitting. The one major difference is that each stitch in crochet is completed before the next one, while knitting keeps many stitches open at a time, finishing rows each time. Another difference is the use of a single hook that can come in different sizes exactly as the knitting needles.

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You will still need yarn or thread. Of course, to create the reusable mop pads, you will not need to buy an expensive or high-quality yarn, in stores like the DollarTree, you will be able to find inexpensive ones.

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Apart from saving up money, crocheting your own mop pads is an eco-friendly solution too as these products are used quite frequently which means that they need to be replaced quite often. The more traditional mop pads you use, the more plastic waste you create. With your crocheted pads, this problem seizes to exist.

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Of course, you will need to choose your yarn well, cotton could be a wise choice as it tends to be a sturdy material that could survive the frequent washes.

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You really only need some basic crocheting skills. If you don’t have anyone in your family or social circle to teach you, you can always search out to your local yarn shops. There are many yarn shops that often offer beginners’ classes or you could easily learn from your own house, at your own pace, with the hundreds of tutorials available online. YouTube is a great source to search for tutorials, as there are thousands of people sharing their knowledge and tips.

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Crocheting is a craft/hobby that has gained a lot of ground over the last years. More and more people have started to learn how to crochet their own accessories and clothes. It is also considered a very peaceful and zen activity, as it helps you to relax. It is also a very nice way to socialize as many people create crocheting groups that meet weekly, where they share their passion for crochet!

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And of course, it’s never bad to have an extra skill under your belt. If you think that crochet isn’t something you would be interested in practicing, but you would still want to use these beautiful crocheted mop pads, websites like Etsy offer a great variety of hand-made mop pads that you can choose from.

If you would like to learn how to crochet your own mop pads, check out the video below!

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Source: HomeHacks, BudgetingTheNest, SimpleMost

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