Cleaning Swiffer Dusters

To clean Swiffer dusters, which I really like, simply swish the dirty duster in a sinkful of sudsy, warm water, rinse, and roll in a paper towel to blot out excess moisture. Reattach to handle, fluff, and allow to air dry. These are expensive refills to buy and you can use each one many times this way!


By Melissa

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By Mary (Guest Post)
August 8, 20050 found this helpful

Again, another tip about how to re-use or re-invent the pads that are used for Swiffer mops. My questions is, are Swiffers really that great when any old thing will work in place of the manufacturer's pads? I've seen tips for using old nylons, old rags or towels, dryer sheets, you name it. Try an old-fashioned dust mop if you want to save some money! No replacement parts necessary!

March 24, 20200 found this helpful

I have used many brands of swiffer type dusters, including actual swiffers and regular fiber cloths. I have found that the actual swiffers have a leg up on all the others.


The off brands work for a minute but then they start pushing dirt around. Other fiber cloths are way worse without spray.


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July 10, 20130 found this helpful

I too have started washing the hand held swiffer duster (not the floor swiffer) I just put a little Dawn detergent on it and swish it in about an inch of warm water in my sink. It is amazing the dirt/dust that comes off. I then place it on a towel separate all the "white" layers so the duster is flat, then fold the towel over it, gentle roll up and wring dry. Unfold and it is pretty much dry and ready to use again! I decided to do this till I have used up what I have (which this way will take awhile since the one I am using now has been washed about 4-5 times and is still good as new) and then try my hand at making some like I have seen on Pinterest from leftover flannel.


As far as this verses old nylons, old rags or towels, dryer sheets, I think it all is preference. Those things wouldn't work though on the swiffer duster that I believe Melissa is talking about but for the floor swiffer.

March 18, 20180 found this helpful

I go one step further because the static is also washed away. After it is completely dried I spray some pledge and allow it to dry 15 minutes

September 6, 20180 found this helpful

Instead of using Pledge (and its chemicals), I'm going to try rubbing the clean Swiffer dusters against a balloon like we used to do to create static that would make hair stand up. I think it might work but need to clean a pile of dusters first.

April 27, 20230 found this helpful

Does anyone worry about just relocating all the dust to your sink pipes if it was a heavy load, and then having more problems there?

December 23, 20230 found this helpful

Just how heavy a load do you mean? I have my own septic system, (a concrete septic tank in the back yard), and over the last 40 yeaars have never had any of my plumbing fail from either cat hair weight, poop blockage, or chemical reactions. Pleaze note that it gets pumped out every few years to remove the same sanitary sudge that muicipal systems separate and dispose of ~~ living in a rural area is different from urban areas.


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