I love my Swiffer. Between my boys and my dogs, it gets a workout. What I don’t like? Paying for those expensive Swiffer cleaning solution refills! Here’s a quick homemade Swiffer recipe using ingredients you probably already have on hand.
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.
You can use this homemade Swiffer recipe in your wet mop of any brand, or in a spray bottle with a regular Swiffer.
- Remove the cap from your empty Swiffer bottle. I know it can be hard to remove… try using adjustable pliers if it’s not budging.
- 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.
That’s it! You can add this to a spray bottle for cleaning or to a wet mop at your discretion.
I personally use a reusable crocheted cover for my Swiffer, then throw it in the wash and reuse. This pattern is part of my 2023 “One Skein” series, in which I publish 12 new patterns, all using one skein of commonly used yarn or less. Such a great way to stash bust!
This solution is not just for Swiffer refills either, you can use it in the Libman Mops 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.
More Homemade cleaner recipes and hacks:
And my favorite, homemade laundry detergent. Add some Downy Unstopables or Gain Fireworks for smell-good, although that is not necessary.