I use 2 used dryer sheets, tucked in just like Swiffer sheets. It picks up all of our lost hairs, the dog hairs, dust, and whatever comes in on our shoes.
And if I'd like to wet mop, an old t-shirt or towel cut to size and moistened in hot soapy water does the trick. Then you can rinse the floor with another piece of scrap cloth moistened in cold clear water. These cloths can then be washed and reused too.
I've also used clean used dryer sheets on the Swiffer to "dust" along where the walls and ceiling meet. Why buy a special tool?
Another good time saver, is to tuck in several layers of the dryer sheets at one time, alternating one end after the other. Then while cleaning, just peel off one when the head is full and continue cleaning until you need to peel off another one full of "stuff".
My floors are clean and shiny, my cob webs are gone, and my knees thank me.
By Kathy from WI
By Priscilla from Lawton, OK
Source: I found an odd sock in the laundry chute, saw a dust bunny and my swiffer had no refills left in the box; so I improvised! It works very well and I'll wash and re-use that handy white sock!
By hilary from Exeter, NH
I use the same rod for dusting the floor as well as mopping. For dusting, you can use the dryer sheets (used or new). They attract the dust great. Mopping, I put a microfiber cloth in the holes where you would attach a replacement pad. When it needs wrung out, I just take it out and rinse it in my vinegar solution. Works so much better then the residue left behind by other products.
Putting a microfiber cloth or even a sock on the end of the pole works great for base boards and spider webs. You don't have to break your back or climb up on something to reach those corners.
By Luana M. from San Diego, CA
By Louella from Billings, MT
By Carolyn from Chilliwack, BC
Any one have any hints on how to save money on Swiffer mops? Both the cleaner and the mop heads.
Gen from Kansas
Somewhere I saw that you can use used dryer sheets in place of swiffer sheets. I can't seem to find the detail on this, can you help?
Tammy from Utah
I have a plain old Swiffer and I didn't want to pay for the cloths that go on it. I went to the Dollar store and got similar cloths. I used it and then turned it over and used the other side the next time. I save a lot of money this way.
By Nancy from Peabody, MA