Just like most people I love convenience. I just object to the cost of it. My house is full of ceiling fans and I live on a gravel road which means that I have more than my share of dust. Especially when it is nice outside and the windows are open. I love my Swiffer duster with the pivot head. It makes it so easy to dust without a ladder especially with those 9 foot ceilings.
And now that I can make my own duster pads it is nice that I don't have the added expense every month of buying these pads only to throw them in the garbage when I am done with them.
Basically I took some scrap flannel and made my own duster heads.
Made to fit the existing plastic duster handles that I own. They are nothing more than layers of flannel sewed together and then frayed. As they are continually washed and dried they will only get better.
I made 16 which should last me for awhile. All were made from left over scraps of flannel from various sewing projects through the years. I love that I am using up scraps and that I am saving money while still being able to use handles that I already purchased. Not to mention keeping those disposable heads out of the land fills. Once I am finished dusting they can simply be thrown into the laundry and washed and dried for the next dusting. With every wash they will get fuzzier only making them better . It's a great idea and you can find the tutorial HERE !
And how do they work? Well just look for yourself although I hate to admit my house is that dusty.