The Best Swiffer Hacks For Sweepers And WetJets
A few years back, I received a string of emails from various readers asking if I knew of any cheaper or greener alternatives for the disposable cleaning pads and solutions for two popular Swiffer brand cleaning tools, the Swiffer Sweeper and the Swiffer WetJet. The cost of buying more disposable cleaning pads for the Sweeper or WetJet every few weeks can add up fast, so it’s no wonder those readers were looking for alternatives!
Lucky for all of us, it’s possible to take advantage of the ease and convenience of your Swiffer Sweeper or WetJet while saving money and cutting down on waste. All you need are a few simple Swiffer hacks, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this post!
Check out these swiffer hacks in action in my VIDEOS below!
3 Swiffer Hacks That Save Money And Reduce Waste
1. Use Reusable Sweeper Pads
Rather than using the pricey disposable sweeper pads, here’s a DIY reusable Swiffer pad alternative — a fuzzy sock! Just slip the sock onto the base of your Sweeper and use it just like you normally would.
The fuzzy material works like a charm for picking up dust, dirt, and hair. When you’re done sweeping, you can wash the sock with the rest of your laundry, and use it again and again!
Or if you’re willing to spend a few dollars, you can get this set of two washable microfiber cleaning pads for the Swiffer Sweeper on Amazon. No matter which reusable Swiffer pad you choose, you’ll save yourself a lot of money in the long run!
2. Use Reusable WetJet Pads
You could use a fuzzy sock on your WetJet like I mentioned for the Sweeper, but you would only want to use it for mopping up spills or splatters. If you’re mopping large sections of flooring, you’ll need something more absorbent, like a microfiber cleaning pad.
I found this set of two reusable microfiber cleaning pads for the WetJet on Amazon. As with the reusable Sweeper pads, if you make the switch to reusable Swiffer WetJet pads and you’ll start saving money almost immediately!
3. Refill WetJet Bottles With Homemade Swiffer Solution
But cleaning pads are only one part of the WetJet equation — the other is those pricey bottles of cleaning solution that snap into the mop. The good news is that it’s easy to make a homemade Swiffer solution at home, which I’ll show you how to do here (plus I’ll share how to refill Swiffer WetJet bottles once they’re empty!)
DIY Swiffer WetJet Cleaning Solution
Add the vinegar, water, and dish soap to a small bowl, stir to combine.
To get this homemade solution into the special WetJet bottle, you’ll need to loosen the cap with the help of some hot water first.
Bring a small pot of water to a boil on your stovetop, then turn off the heat. Submerge the cap of the bottle completely in the hot water and hold it there for about 90 seconds.
Next, remove the bottle from the water, place a towel or cloth over the cap, and twist — it should come right off!
Pour your prepared cleaning solution into the open bottle, then replace the cap. Shake the bottle gently to make sure everything is mixed up, then click the bottle back into your WetJet mop. How easy is that?
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Do you use a Swiffer Sweeper or WetJet to clean your floors?