It’s a sunny day, the car is dirty, you have some free time to wash it – then you realise you don’t have a sponge to use. What do you do? Well – you know those odd socks you have? Did you realise that they make excellent ‘sponges’ to clean the car? This is one I have been doing for a while – before I started the series. I tried out two options for ‘making’ the ‘sponge’. I preferred one method and Grumpy preferred the other so I suggest that you try them both for yourself.
What you need: A car which needs a clean, a bucket, water, soap
and a number of odd socks.
Step 1: Option 1 – take two thick socks and roll them up to make a ball.
Option 2 – stuff a number of balled up socks inside another sock.
Step 2: Prepare your bucket and water. Chuck the socks in to get thoroughly wet.
Step 3: Wash the car
Step 4: Enjoy having a clean car while knowing that you recycled the materials rather than using a new product. The best part – you can chuck the socks in the wash and use them again and again.
The review: Option 1 uses less socks but I found that option 2 (when folded over as shown in the photo below) was easier to handle and it cleaned a larger area so was quicker (always a plus in my book).
Grumpy preferred option 1 as he found it easier to hold – possibly because his hands are bigger. As I said earlier, I suggest trying both and seeing which you prefer. Either way, the car was nice and clean – just as clean as when using a shop bought sponge.