There is nothing more annoying than getting the “cleaning bug” only to realize that you have no Swiffer pads and no Swiffer cleaning solution to tackle your hardwood floors.
I haven’t quite figured out how to beat the system with the cleaning pads, other than to purchase them store brand, or sew some confangled thing out of washcloths. Don’t get me wrong, I may not be far from doing that…but we are not there yet (and I’m concerned about the grossness of that).
I did recently stumble across a pin on Pinterst that said you could open the Swiffer floor solution bottle and refill it with any cleaner you want. So when I went to mop and the Swiffer bottle was empty, I decided to give it a go. Basically, you bring enough water to cover the lid with you holding the bottle upside down without it touching the bottom of the pan to a boil. Hold it over the pan for 1.5 minutes and then, using a dish towel, give the lid a good twist. It should come right off. Then, you’ll want to take some nail clippers and clip off the little “fingers” inside the lid that keeps it from turning…this way, you can take the lid on and off without having to boil it each time. When you’re ready to clean, fill the bottle with whatever solution you want. I did a half-and-half mix of our Mr. Clean floor cleaner and water, and it worked just fine.
Not a huge money saver, but a little help nonetheless.
Check out the instructions with pictures here. You’re welcome!