Well, if you haven't figured me out by now, I LOVE to save money! And today, thanks to my friend Sheila at A Super Savvy Saver, I got 2 Swiffer wet/dry starter sets for better than free today! But, I must admit that I was hesitant to use them because I did not like the idea of spending money on the wet/dry refills. I had a Swiffer before and trashed it for that very reason. However, I was feeling a bit creative and thought about how I could make these myself...
So, I headed to the closet of "things I never use" and found one of about 12 pairs of chenille socks I had been given from the Dollar Store. They make my feet sweat, so I opt for my flip-flop slippers! LOL! :) Then I had a light-bulb moment...(However, I see now that there have been a few others with the same light-bulb moment!) Nevertheless, I gave it a shot!
This was FANTASTIC for the dusty floors...and it picked up a lot of other junk, too! ICK!
I won't embarrass myself by saying that those are left-over fake Christmas tree needles from under the couch!
I have to say that I also LOVED the fact that it fit snugly on the Swiffer. With my last Swiffer and dry pads, I would often get frustrated when scrubbing the floor/scuff marks because the pad would slide or sometimes fall off! This was AWESOME!
Now, what if you want to have a WET Swiffer pad?
Mix 1/8 cup of mild dish soap, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 gallon of hot water. You can certainly scale this down proportionately if you want to clean just a small area. All you need to do is dunk the sock into the mixture and ring it out before putting it on. If you have a really soiled floor, you may need to change the sock or flip it to the other side when one side is dirty enough!
This is a great mixture for hardwood floors, the vinegar is diluted enough that you don't have to worry about the finish. I LOVE it!
BUT, most of all, I LOVE that you are able to pop them into the washing machine and have a new "pad" all over again! Woohoo!
Other ideas for pads:
- Fleece wrapped around and tucked into the Swiffer notches
- Cut-down microfiber clothes to fit into the notches
- Knit your own cloth...I'm not that handy or ambitious!!!
- Bar Mop Towels
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