When you're blessed with twins, sometimes you're blessed with twice of a lot of things. Bottles, dirty diapers, spit ups, feedings, oh it goes on and on and on and on.
There was a time after the girls were born that we thought our pile of burp cloths was going to become a new member of the family. It just never went away. But that's what happens when there's two.
Well we're way passed the stage of random spit ups. They're more scheduled these days...the girls like to purposely spit out their milk for me to clean up, ehhh, around 4:30 or so. That's just a round-a-bout time frame. Don't quote me on that one. The collection of burp cloths still remains though. While they've been washed and folded for your reassurance, the decision on whether to toss or hold on to them is still up in the air.
For $12 a pack at around 100 packs (just kidding) I hated to just throw them away when I could probably find another way to use them around the house. And that yall...is exactly what I've done.
I bought this little Swiffer guy back when we lived in the apartment... my kitchen was so small that having a real mop didn't make sense. Now a days, buying the replacement cloths for this guy makes no sense. With two tiled rooms and two toddlers making drip drip masterpieces everyday, a mop is necessary. Totally necessary. But hauling out the bucket and mop for a little mess every 15 minutes has been exhausting.
When I was doing laundry one day it hit me. I could use the old burp cloths on my swiffer
Here's how it works:
I took a burp cloth and folded the ends toward the middle. The thicker portion is in the center going left to right...sense it's the most durable part of the material.
Then I laid the mop on the cloth just as you would with the original cloths, and tucked it into the little notches
The first time I did this, I filled up my sink with water, vinegar, and some lemon oil for smell. Now I do this prior to attaching the cloth...you might want to as well if you don't want puddles and puddles everywhere. Live and learn right?
This is my new "go-to" when a mess occurs in the house. I've rescued the burp cloths from the dreaded land of the olds, re-purposed an old cleaning friend, and figured out a new and super budget friendly way to wipe away those spills. A perfect "in-between mopping" method.