As John mentioned in previous blogs we have scrambled for things to do since the weather has not been conducive for many of our favorite outdoor activities. Because of this I decided to tackle a do-it-myself project. Many of my friends would cringe upon reading this as I am very challenged when attempting craft projects. Although I have plenty of enthusiasm I just never seem to be able to transfer vision into a viable reality. I do not enjoy knitting, sewing crocheting, quilting and as a result most of my attempts fall short so much so that John often does his own sewing lol.
Recently a dear friend on the road made and gifted me a kitchen scrub cloth. She claimed it never smelled bad (like sponges often do) nor does it fall apart quickly. She claimed it would clean any pan with ease. Her instruction was to leave a little dish soap on it in the sink and often one will never need to fill up a sink full of dishwater to wash dishes. I just couldn't wait to try it.
Omigosh... it lived up to all of her claims and more! It has become my favorite all time kitchen rag. It cleans pans and even the grill with ease. It has not worn out by any means but it has inspired me to want more of them to use in other cleaning such as the shower. I also wanted to give one to my daughter and daughter-in-law because they really are wonderful.
What a simple concept it is. One goes to a fabric store or Walmart as I did. Purchase 1 yard of coarse tulle material in any color. This 97 cent investment yielded 10 cleaning cloths. John helped me cut them (knowing how spatially challenged I am) and I had 20 squares. As instructed by my friend I was to place two of these cloths on top of each other, go around the edges twice with a sewing machine then zig-zag the middle in any pattern I wanted. I did what was easiest and fastest for me in the sewing room. I just followed the square pattern inward then did X's across the middle. I worked up a little stress sweat but got 'er done. I gave one to John for the grill, I have one in the sink (the original) and now one in the bathroom.
Really and truly you wouldn't believe how this simply made cloth has enhanced my life. Thanks Renee! I hope mine lasts half as long as my tried and true original!
NOTE: We are still at Mesa Regal RV Resort until the end of the month and yes the weather is still cold and wet mostly, very un-Arizona like. We head south to Ajo on Feb. 1st.