I just measured the size of the bottom of the swiffer, and crocheted enough to cover that space, then added the top sides to go over the edges; making one side smaller than the other, so as to be able to slip it on easily. While it is ugly, it works great!
Best of all, when I am done, I shake off the dirt, toss it into the wash, and I do not have to keep buying the swiffer cloths and tossing them into the trash.
I hope to also make a mopping pad for my Clorox ReadyMop; using either cotton yarn or by sewing one with different materials.
By hoptownracer1 from USA
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I also would like the instructions for the Swiffer "Cozy" Pad Replacement. What a great idea. I agree the disposable pads are very expensive and what a waste. Does anyone have a favorite cleaner for vinyl flooring? The Swiffer cleaner is also quite expensive.
Great idea, I wouldn't mind some instructions as I have loads of cotton crochet yarn. So far, I've used old terry cloth towels cut to size and put on swiffer to clean my laminate wood floors. Like you I don't particularly like the things Swiffer sells, just don't get the job done.
I would like to know how to knit or crochet a reusable swiffer pad.
By TT from Douglas, WY
I have tried everything from old socks to used dryer sheets, but for the past year I have been using a Microfiber cloth. I buy mine at Sam's club, and cut them in half. One half is just right for the Swiffer and to tuck it in the slots. They don't fray, so you don't have to set the cut edges. Each cloth makes 2 swiffer pads.
When I finish sweeping with them, I use one of those scratcher pads that is like a covered sponge, and brush the lint, dog hair, etc off the pad. When they get a little grimy looking, I just throw them in the washing machine with the throw rugs.
Harlean from Arkansas
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