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.
By Mary from Warren, OH
By Jennifer Bisson 07/07/2009
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.
By Brittany 07/08/2009
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!
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.
I bought microfiber pads with velcro from QVC. They are machine washable. Now for those who sew, you could easily make your own.
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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