I love my Swiffer Wet Jet. Between my two boys and our three dogs, it gets a daily work out. What I don’t like? Paying for those expensive Swiffer cleaning solution refills!
Instead of buying a new bottle of Swiffer cleaning solution every. single. time. we make our own with just 3 ingredients: distilled water and vinegar – and a couple of drops of dish soap. That really is it!
Disclaimer: As with virtually anything you find online, use in your own floor cleaning machine at your own discretion.
Homemade Swiffer Cleaning Solution Recipe
Don’t worry, your floors won’t reek of vinegar. Once it evaporates you won’t be able to smell it at all.
- Remove the cap from your empty Swiffer bottle. I know it can be hard to remove… try using adjustable pliers and the cap pops right off.
- Add equal parts of water and distilled vinegar until almost full.
- Squeeze just a couple of drops (DROPS!) of dish soap into the bottle.
- Replace cap.
- 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. The crocheted ones work fine though, especially when you consider you are literally throwing the expensive ones away.
This solution is not just for Swiffer refills either, you can use it in the Libman Freedom Spray Mop and these other refillable mops such as the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop, O-Cedar ProMist Mop Kit, Bona Hardwood Floor Spray Mop or the Leifheit Pico Spray Mop!
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