Two weeks ago I decided not to buy Swiffer brand dry dusting cloths for cleaning the floor. A box is going upwards of $7.00 and I thought that is the cut-off point for me. I purchased a box of Pathmark’s America’s Choice Vanilla-Lavendar scented dry dusting cloths for a little less than $4.00. The quality is comparable to Swiffers and they do a very good job for use on the floor or for dusting off the furniture, shades or windowsills.
After I’d brought that haul home from the supermarket, I went up to 11th Avenue in Dyker Heights. On my way to the bank I stopped by JJ 99 Cents and Up Store on the corner of 11th Avenue and 64th Street. I could not believe what I found there.
On the last shelf of the middle aisle were two dented boxes of “Amazing Wipes” for $1.00 each. The description of this product says that these dry dust cloths can be used to clean floors or dust furniture. I decided to buy both boxes and give them a try.
The Amazing Wipes are made by Pride Products and are much lighter in texture than Swiffers or America’s Choide dry dust cloths. However, they do a very good job of picking up lint, hair and dust from the floor. I consider them good for everyday use and definitely worth looking for.
I did notice that the textured surface of Swiffers and America’s Choice dry dust cloths pick up much more grimy dust than the Amazing Wipes. This doesn’t mean, though, that I would discount or bypass the Amazing Wipes if I find them again.
Instead, I’m going to use the Amazing Wipes for a daily dusting of the kitchen and bathroom floors. I plan to use the America’s Choice textured dry dust cloths before I mop the kitchen floor each week to pick up the extra kind of grimy dust that comes in from a parking lot next door. By alternating the use of each type of dry dust cloth I will save the more expensive ones for special clean-ups and use the Amazing Wipes for everyday use.