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15 Creative Uses for Swedish Dishcloths


15 creative uses for Swedish dishcloths; different swedish dishcloths being used in different ways | LiseeRee.com

You've heard me rave about how much I love Swedish dishcloths and talk about how to best care for them so they last a long time, so it shouldn't surprise you that I'm back talking about them. I've got some more ideas and creative uses for Swedish dishcloths you're going to love.


Creative uses for Swedish Dishcloths in the Kitchen

Let's start off with the kitchen. You can:

  • Cleaning dishes and counters. It's what they're made for, but sometimes we need to state the obvious.

  • Wiping sticky messes. Speaking of counters, use them for cleaning up sticky/messy counter messes like bread dough and melted cheese, they are so easy to clean because the "stuff" doesn't get stuck in the fibers, they just rinse off beautifully.

  • Wiping down stainless steel appliances. They don't leave streaks!

  • Mopping up messes. We all have kitchen mishaps, and Swedish dishcloths are great for mopping up messes around the kitchen.


15 creative uses for Swedish dishcloths; swedish dishcloths being used to wipe a counter | LiseeRee.com

Creative uses for Swedish Dishcloths Around the House

  • Cleaning mirrors and windows. Get a lot done without the paper towel disintegrating in your hands.

  • Cleaning bathrooms. I usually save the Swedish dishcloths that have become discolored and are starting to get worn out and use them for cleaning bathrooms so I don't mix rags, but they are perfectly fine to use anywhere after being disinfected.

  • Wiping walls and baseboards. They pick it all up without falling apart.

  • Dusting plants. Give those plant babies a little dusting and they'll be happier too.

  • Polishing faucets, hardware, and handles.


15 creative uses for Swedish dishcloths; swedish dishcloths being used to dust a plant | LiseeRee.com

Creative uses for Swedish Dishcloths All Around

And all those miscellaneous tasks? They're great for them too, including:

  • Wiping my brushes on them during painting sessions. They make great paper towels, and if you get too much water on a spot, they pick it back up beautifully. And I can paint as long as I want without getting a soggy paper towel.

  • Replacing disposable wipes. Yup, use them in place of disposable wipes for hands, bottoms, etc.

  • Using them as washcloths. These make great washcloths for your hands and face; they're soft and gentle when wet, so even baby faces will be happy.

  • Wash the car. They are so soft they'd be great for scrubbing without damaging paint and they're equally great for detailing the inside. And what about when you're done washing? Use a damp one to absorb water and dry off the car for a spot-free finish.

  • Dusting shelves, fan blades, and window blinds. You'll want to get the Swedish dishcloth damp, but you'll be amazed at what it picks up.

  • Letting your freshly-rinsed fruit/veggies drain and dry. You just washed a bunch of grapes or a container of strawberries, and now you need to let them dry a little--just put them on a clean Swedish dishcloth, and it will easily catch all that excess water.


15 creative uses for Swedish dishcloths; swedish dishcloths being used as a paint cloth | LiseeRee.com

15 creative uses for Swedish dishcloths; different swedish dishcloths being used in different ways | LiseeRee.com

Now that I've shared so many creative uses for Swedish dishcloths, how will you use yours? What did I miss? Leave me a comment.




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