Shh… don't tell anyone I'm poor. They all think I'm living frugal and green just like everyone these days. This is a blog about a senior citizen living a frugal life, on a fixed income, in a low income food desert, and passing along knowledge from lessons learned. Some she learned from her Grandma Mama many years ago and some learned only a few days ago.
Grandma Mama had a jar mop made with rags tacked to the end of a short tree branch Grandpa Papa had made smooth with a carving knife. I wash lots of canning jars so I wanted a dish mop too. I started to make one myself but then it occurred to me I could buy a BBQ sauce mop to use. You probably know about using those already. I waited all winter for the summer cookout items to show up in stores. A few days ago I finally found one.
It works great! Fits right in there to get everything off the bottom.
It works really well for glasses too.
Wringing the mop gets most of the water out but I didn’t want to put it away under the sink where it could sour or leave water there. So I put a hook on the cabinet where it could hang to dry. A water catcher underneath catches the drips.
Someday when the mop part wears out I can use the handle to make a new one easily. I’m very happy how easy the jars get washed now.