Wednesday, August 18, 2010
WFMW: Swiffer Refills the Cheap Way
Ok, I am sure many of you out there in blog land have already thought of this, but I came upon an amazing (at least to me it was) discovery yesterday.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BUY REFILLS FOR YOUR SWIFFER SWEEPER.
Has anyone noticed how expensive those little over-glorified paper towels are? Yeah, I could make 2 meals for the kind of $$$$ and it takes me 2 or 3 just to get the floor semi- clean after the toddler demolition crew a.k.a. my 3 year old gets done playing.
So after careful inspection of the Swiffer device I came up with the following:
This is a blue shop towel I cut into thirds and attached 1/3 of it to my swiffer. It is thin enough to push down into those little grabber thingys (hey, you try to think of a better term) and its rough enough to really scrub the floor.
I then just sprayed it with a multi-purpose all natural cleaner and away I went. It not only held up better, it cleaned better.
When I was done I just threw it in the laundry. How easy is that?
I plan on making some vinegar/water cleaner to use, but right now, this is what works for me.
Do y'all have any other ideas on how to improve it? Have y'all done this before?
I completely forgot to link up last Wednesday's WFMW so here it is.