Thursday, March 26, 2009

Swiffer Time!

I don't know about you, but I love my Swiffer Wet Jet. I use it all the time in the kitchen and bathroom. I find it so sad that I have to spend money on the refill spray and pads so often. Well, not anymore! I just ran out of the spray and was dreading a trip to the store to buy more of it. Turns out, you can refill the bottle at home without having to buy much of anything!

a pair of pliers
white vinegar
dawn dish soap

If you squeeze the bottle cap with a pair of pliers, it should pop right off with no damage. Fill with whatever floor solution you wish. I used a solution of 1/2 vinegar, 1/2 water, with a couple drops of Dawn dish soap. Screw the cap back on and you are set! Swiffer away!

I still have quite a few of the Swiffer pads left, but when they run out I want try some other alternatives. I'll be sure to post them on here.


  1. Hi! I found your blog through KMS' Lebanese Recipes blog. I really enjoy your blog and I try to make homemade and all-natural supplies for my home whenever I can.

    I like your idea on the Swiffer spray. I don't have one of these yet, but the idea of throwing out pads all of the time seems so wasteful to me. My grandma though has a dry Swiffer and she swears by using socks. She just tosses them in the wash when they're dirty. I haven't tried it myself, so I can't say for sure how well they work, but I thought I'd pass the idea along to you.

    Anyhow, I put a link of your blog onto mine. I look forward to your future posts. :D

  2. "but the idea" should have been "because the idea". Sorry. It's late here and it's been a long week.