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What can I use instead of Swiffer pads?

Your choice.

  • Microfiber cloth. Buy a microfiber cloth and cut it to size.
  • Paper Towels. Use high quality paper towels instead of Swiffer pads for pennies on the dollar.
  • Old Socks.
  • Mr.
  • Rinse and Reuse Swiffer Cloths.
  • Knit a Swiffer Cloth.
  • Old Washcloths.
  • Old Clothes.

Can I make my own Swiffer pads?

The easiest way to make your own reusable Swiffer pads is by simply using an old washcloth and pushing the fabric into the 4 Swiffer holes to secure. That’s it. Avoid using microfiber washcloths or towels since these release microplastics into the waterways when washed.

How do you make reusable Swiffer pads?


  1. Cut a hand towel into two pieces that are 9 inches by 12 inches.
  2. Cut a small amount off of each corner to give them a rounded look.
  3. Pin the two pieces of terry cloth, right sides together, all the way around.
  4. Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew around the towels.

What material are Swiffer pads made of?

Swiffers are made of polyester (between celluloid and sulfur on the sequence), which is more electronegative than wood, the material of my floor. Therefore, when the two create friction, the Swiffer gains a negative charge.

What is a natural floor cleaner?

One safe bet is to mix together ½ cup rubbing alcohol, ½ cup vinegar, a few drops of dish detergent, and 2 gallons of water. The alcohol cuts through the really tough stains, while the detergent helps remove grease and residue. Mop the entire floor, then rinse with fresh water, if it seems necessary.

Can you put microfiber cloth on Swiffer?

Yes, you can use a reusable microfiber cloth for your Swiffer WetJet, too. Reusable mop pads cut your cleaning costs further, reduce waste, and last for years.

Can I use vinegar in my Swiffer?

Things You Will Need Although Swiffer does not release their cleaning solution formula, it is a vinegar-based cleaning solution which can easily be replicated at home. Mix 3-1/2 cups warm to hot water with 1-3/4 cups white vinegar. This will make 42 ounces to fit in a standard 42.4 ounce Swiffer WetJet refill bottle.

How do you make reusable pads?

Provide a clean plastic bag (like Ziploc) to keep the pad materials together. You need about 1 ft x 3 ft strip of fabric to make one pad and one liner. Wash the fabric and water satchets before sewing. Explain that you must wash your pad and its liner after every use and hang to dry in the sun.

Can you use paper towels on a Swiffer?

You can make your own refills for Swiffer or similar duster/ sweeper using paper towels and dryer fabric softener sheets. Lay out 2 dryer sheets and over lap so they are width of the sweeper.

Do Swiffer pads have chemicals on them?

The nine ingredients in Swiffer Wet Jet solution are purified water, ethyl alcohol, Polypropylene Glycol N-Butyl Ether, Alkyl Polyglucoside, Didecyl Dimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Chlorhexidine Diacetate, Fragrance, Silicone Emulsion and Polyethyleneimine.

Are Swiffer dry cloths microfiber?

These are machine washable Microfiber refills for your swiffer or Clorox Ready Mop. Use them dry for dust-mopping or dampened with water, or your favorite cleaner, for damp-mopping. Just toss them in the wash with your other Real Clean Microfiber cleaning cloths.

Does mopping with vinegar disinfect?

Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that works well as a mopping solution without leaving any chemical residue on your floors. Although some people don’t like the scent, this odor is evident only as you mop and clean—it will fade away rapidly as the solution dries. The results left behind are a gorgeous, clean floor.

Does Swiffer wet jet make pets sick?

It is an urban myth that the Swiffer Wet Jet cloths and cleaners are unsafe to use around your pets. According to the Animal Poison Control Center of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Swiffer is a safe product to use with pets around.

Is Swiffer WetJet floor cleaning products safe for use around?

Swiffer products are safe to use around pets as long as you use them according to their stated directions. The Swiffer WetJet contains water (90-100%), propylene glycol n-propyl ether or propylene glycol n-butyl ether, and isopropyl alcohol (1-4%). These ingredients are safe to use around pets when the product is used according to directions.

Is Swiffer WetJet safe for laminate floors?

Yes, you can use a wet Swiffer or Swiffer WetJet on laminate floors. “The wet Swiffer is best for quickly cleaning small spaces,” Forte says. “The WetJet with its battery-operated spray and on-board cleaning formula is better suited for large areas.”.