Tuesday, May 5, 2009

It's Tuesday Time for The Penny Pincher Parade

Holy Socks Batman it's Tuesday.


I was sitting around thinking about what to post today as I was taking off my shoes. When I noticed that once again my extra sharp toenail had once again cut a hole through my sock. Yes my big toes have freakishly sharp nails my hubby says I have Velociraptor nails.

Now I have never gotten the hang of darning socks to fix them and the rest of the sock is fine. So when the whole becomes too big and my toe is sliding out the socks get repurposed.

This idea came to me years ago when I was finishing school. My hubby is in the Air Force and when I was going to college in New Jersey he recieved an assignment to Arizona. He rented a small apartment while I stayed behind and finished up my degree. Then of course we sold the house and moved. My hubby had purchased a Swiffer Sweeper to clean up his apartment. Now I really don't like the Swiffer products the whole use once and throw it away idea gets on my Green nerves. Well here we were stuck with the thing. One day I couldn't find my broom (the kids had taken it outside. So in a moment of inspiration ( Yes I get these once in a while like the time I used dryer lint from a load of white to make clouds on one of my kids projects LOL)

I grabbed one of my old socks with the giant hole in the toe and chopped off the toe. Then I cut it lengthwise and VOILA a nice rectangle perfect for hooking onto a Swiffer and I can throw it into the laundry instead of throwing it into the garbage. To make it last longer use a sewing machine to stitch seams along the edges.


Sarah said...

Don't you love it when these ideas come to you?! Perfect :)

I am Harriet said...

Just checking in to see how your comment challenge is going.
Great ideas!

April said...

Yes Sarah I definately love when those ideas hit :D

April said...

Hi Harriet Thanks for stopping by. My comments are going a little slow :D But I should catch up tomorrow. ;D

~~tonya~~ said...

That is a wonderful idea!! I will definitely use it.

Anissa said...

Thanks for sharing -- I'll have to try that.
Stopping by from Harriet to say Hi. I'm up to 340 on my comments.

April said...

thanks tonya I'm glad you liked it :D

April said...

Hi Anissa Welcome. Stop by again and good job on the 340 comments :D