Cheaper Alternative To Swiffer Wet Jet Pads

By Mary 2 4

Anyone know of anything that can be used for the Swiffer, other than the pads that are supposed to be used with it? They are so expensive. I am talking about the ones used to scrub the kitchen floor, the dry ones.

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By Mary from Warren, OH

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By Jennifer Bisson 5 Flag

July 7, 2009

I am in the same boat as you and have been wondering about this same thing the last few weeks. It seems that a baby diaper sewn with eleastic would work just as well.

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By Brittany 1 Flag

July 8, 2009

I clean my windows by just putting washcloth on my swiffer and pushing it into the four little holder holes. I imagine the same thing would work with your floor, you'd just occasionally rinse the cloth off, and re-attach it!

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By Sandi 7 182 Flag

July 9, 2009

I do not use these chemical pads to clean my floors. I have a friend who lost her kitten due to what was in this pad. Why don't we think of the chemicals in these products and how they are not good for all of us? Vinegar and water is fine and safe. I wash my ceramic tile floors with this. Cheaper too.

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By Heather Krucker 10 282 Flag

July 9, 2009

I bought microfiber pads with velcro from QVC. They are machine washable. Now for those who sew, you could easily make your own.

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By Dana 1 60 Flag

July 10, 2009

Other alternatives to use can be knitted or crocheted (if you do either of these). Check out both of these sites for patterns:

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com (search under Covers)

http://crochetpatterncentral.com (search under Miscellaneous)

If you sew, how about using old towels, denim, fleece scraps, mismatched socks, tulle or nylon netting for a cover? Any should do the work depending on what you prefer. Good Luck!

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The other day when I was shopping I happened to see a new mop replacement for the Swiffer. Rite Aid has started carrying a pad that fits on the Swiffer mop. It was $2 cheaper so I decided to give it a try. It was great! It looks like the old Swiffer. It did a great job and for the cheaper price I'd highly recommend it. It's in a purple box and is called "Clean Ease Cleaning Pads".

By Suziq from Philadelphia, PA

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RE: Cheaper Alternative To Swiffer Wet Jet Pads

Thanks! I'll look for that the next time I'm in Rite Aid. Every penny helps, doesn't it?! Thanks for sharing, and God bless you. (11/02/2007)

By tedsmom

RE: Cheaper Alternative To Swiffer Wet Jet Pads

I have an even cheaper solution! You need about 15 minutes and a sewing machine, and it's much friendlier to the environment than a commercial pad at any price. Fold a HandiWipe in thirds lengthwise, edges to the middle and slightly overlapping. The size should be just a little larger than the WetJet platform. Sew the folded HandiWipe from top to bottom along the overlapped edges in the middle, turn right or left at the end, then go around the entire outside of the pad, keeping the stitching about 1/4 inch from the edge to assure each layer is stitched. Place the pad on the platform, seam side in. The texture of the HandiWipe is perfect for catching the grippers on the WetJet platform. When you're done, toss the pad in the wash and use it over and over. I made six pads for about $2, and they will last a very long time.

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Oops! Just discovered it might be a good idea to run the Handi Wipes through the washer before making the pads. They shrink a bit, but if you pull them flat when they come out of the dryer, they will still cover the platform part of the WetJet. (02/04/2008)

By JillC

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I discovered that if you cut a sham wow to fit your wet jet it works wonderfully. I had issues using rags because they would bunch up underneath my mop. But if you wet this down just a little and stick it under, you can go on and mop your floor with no problem. (04/08/2009)

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