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post #21 of 29
I just use a rag mop and Murphy's Oil Soap. The mop head detaches from the handle and goes in the washer when I'm done.
Other than not having to wring out the mop (which I don't mind), how is a Swiffer any better than a mop?
post #22 of 29
Mr. Clean also has a mop out similar to the ShMop. Do you know if their extra pads will fit the ShMop?
Thanks
post #23 of 29
Thanks for the homemade swiffer pads idea. I actually just bought the starter kit which includes wet/dry refill along with swiffer. I had a coupon to buy a starter kit ($8 at wal-mart) and get a refill (wet or dry) free. It had no size or count listed, so I got a 24 count refill of the wet ones (marked $8.47) for free. I was so excited you'd think I'd won the lottery. DH was pretty happy too!
post #24 of 29
I love the switching out the swiffer pads for cloth idea! I'm trying to phase out paper towels all together--we bought a bunch of microfiber cloths from Sam's for a great deal and they clean much better. I had been refilling the bottle using murphy's on our wood floors but we're running out of that and i found several suggestions using brewed tea on floors that I'm going try (a chance to reuse teabags, i love it!) Glad I can get rid of those pads now too!
post #25 of 29
I have used microfiber cloths on my Swiffer, and they work great. I don't think I've bought the pads in a LONG time.
post #26 of 29
oh gosh, microfiber :shudders: I absolutely can not stand microfiber anything. Just touching it is worse than nails on a chalkboard. Seriously, it doesn't cling to any of your hands like it does to mine. And people get couches made out of this stuff?!

I go the high tech route of a rag, mr. clean, and hands and knees LOL
post #27 of 29
I use microfiber cloths that I cut and put resin snaps on them with my snap press. I didn't have to sew them since they don't fall apart when cut. I got them at Sam's club and didn't use them for awhile and realized that they would work great on the Swiffer. I just spray the floor with my own cleaner in a bottle.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by leighcat View Post

I use microfiber cloths that I cut and put resin snaps on them with my snap press. I didn't have to sew them since they don't fall apart when cut. I got them at Sam's club and didn't use them for awhile and realized that they would work great on the Swiffer. I just spray the floor with my own cleaner in a bottle.

 

That's an interesting idea.  Is this the kind of snap press you have?  Do you have a picture of what it looks like  you'd be willing to share?

post #29 of 29

Hi! 

 

I've made my own dry pads before, was easy. Can wash and reuse too! You'll need kitchen cotton and a crochet or knitting needles. Here's a bunch of knitted and crocheted that I've found. 

 

http://tipnut.com/make-your-own-swiffer-cloths/

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