what gets dirty when it cleans?
japanese school kids like to ask this kind of riddles like i did.
the answer is: a cleaning cloth.
somehow i got the feeling to clean the floor with that, i made one by myself.
what you need is, TENUGUI the japanese towel.
(or simply you can make it with cotton fabric or towel that you don't use anymore
the size around 12 x 36 inches)
fold the cloth in half, then spread it flat.
fold it again toward the center line that you folded before.
then, fold it in half again.
then use sewing machine or use your hands, sew the cloth like below.
sew the four lines to make the square around the cloth, then sew 2 lines across the cloth like you draw X on it.
now it's done.
soak it in water then squeeze it then you can clean everything in your house.
long time ago, it was a usual custom to clean the house with it in japan.
it needed time and energy....
because you have to crawl on the floor all the time to clean the house with this cloth.
i guess that made japanese people(especially ladies) beautiful and strong back then.
hand-made cleaning items can make your daily life more enjoyable a little bit.