I decided that the 6" rags were much too small for me. I like the 10" rags much better. I also found that I don't like dark colored shirts for cleaning. When I use them on the does udders, they leave some color behind in the water. If I have a little bit of bleach in the cleaning water in the house, it does the same thing.
I saw a bag of rags at the grocery store... they were charging $10! And it wasn't a big bag of rags!
The very next Saturday Prion and I happened on an Annual Church Fundraising Yard Sale. It was "Whatever you can fit in a grocery bag is $2" day. Yay!
Of course I went searching for t-shirts and managed to fill my bag with about 12 white and gray shirts with as little printing on them as I could find. One woman asked what I was doing with so many t-shirts. I told her I was going to cut them up for rags. She said, "Maybe you should look for some older ones...." Since it was the last day of their Yard Sale, I didn't think that anyone would miss a few t-shirts from 8 huge tables of clothing!
I took them home and cut them up. I get about eight 10" rags from an adult t-shirt. I throw away the sleeves and around the neck, since they are smaller than I like to use.
|The bucket on the left has dirty rags in it, the one on the right has rags in cleaning solution ready to be used. I love how my cleaning water stays clean the whole time I am cleaning the bathroom! No more yucky rags wiping down the next surface.|