I love my Swiffer Wet Jet. Between my two boys and our three dogs, it gets a daily work out. We’re BFF’s. What I don’t like? Paying for those uber expensive refills. They want HOW MUCH per bottle?! Ouch!
The solution goes even faster when the kids think they are “helping” to clean and spray half of the bottle all over the floors without properly cleaning it up. So sweet that they want to help, but… ugh. 😐
Instead of buying a new bottle every single time, we make our own with just water and vinegar – and a couple of drops of dish soap. That really is it!
• Distilled vinegar
• Dish Soap
Don’t worry, your floors won’t reek of vinegar. Once it evaporates you won’t be able to smell it at all.
When ready for your next batch of cleaner, take your empty Swiffer bottle and remove the cap. I use adjustable pliers to remove mine. Give it a little squeeze and it pops right off.
Add equal parts of water and distilled vinegar – until alllllmost full. Then squeeze just a couple of drops (DROPS!) of dish soap into the bottle and shake to mix.
I personally use a crocheted cover for my Swiffer, then throw it in the wash and reuse. Before I made my crocheted covers though, I bought the generic refills ones. They work fine and you’re literally throwing them away anyway.
This solution is not just for Swiffer refills either, you can use it in the Libman Freedom Spray Mop and these other refillable mops:
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