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Reuse mesh onion bags as pan scrubbers! Just stuff a few into one bag and then tie a knot at the end of the bag!
By Michele G from Buchanan, GA
A pot scrubber can be easily made from a mesh vegetable bag.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
By Dianajoyce from Willow Creek, CA
I have saved and cut into squares the mesh (plastic) bags that potatoes, onions and some fruits come in.
These plastic net bags make excellent dish scrubbers. I cut the paper top off and kind of roll it up like a sock, and it is fantastic!
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Does anyone know of a pattern for these, that is easy and quick?
Lots of patterns!
try You Tube, I saw videos there for scrubbies.
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I am a firm believer in saving money and recycling when it comes to cleaning products. Take a mesh onion bag from produce and place a round sponge, a rolled dish washing cloth or even a scouring pad inside. Then knot the top of bag leaving a small amount to hang up or cut off the extra if you prefer. I then use it while washing dishes. You can make a lot of extras for other areas of home as well (like the bathroom).
By Lisa from Belle Vernon, PA
Great tip. Thank you. (04/09/2011)
Once upon a time, I had no scrubber for my pots and skillets, so I put together a single crochet stitch square. I covered it with some old onion netting and tied it together with a small length of yarn and knotted it.
It actually works better than the brand I have been been using. The great thing is it is recycling and keeping the items from a landfill at least for a while.
I have also found potato netting makes a good scrubber. aluminum balled up foil makes a good scrubber for metal things, but not for things that need a nylon scrubber only. I didn't have any foil at the time so that is why I made my own out of the onion netting and the crochet square.
By Robyn Fed from Hampton, TN