Save money with these five Swiffer hacks for cheaper dust-free cleaning. Since I’m allergic to paying for Swiffer Sweeper refills and I break out in hives at the cost of replacement Swiffer Duster refills too, I’ve created a few Swiffer hacks to clean your home for less.
This post offers Swiffer hacks for the Swiffer Sweeper Floor Mop, Swiffer WetJet Mop, and Swiffer Dusters.
Try these frugal home cleaning hacks, using: a Swiffer dry cloth alternative, a Swiffer microfiber cloth, and some generic Swiffer duster refills to save money.
1. Use a Swiffer Microfiber Cloth
Go ahead and turn your standard Swiffer into a Swiffer Microfiber Cloth mop by passing on pricy Swiffer refills altogether. Microfiber fabrics are woven from very fine synthetic fibers and are perfect for lots of home cleaning activities, including: sweeping, mopping, dusting, polishing, and wiping.
These soft and reusable microfiber cloths save you money because they are effective at cleaning delicate surfaces like computer monitors, are machine washable, and don’t require costly cleaning solutions to remove grime.
Microfiber cloths come in a range of sizes and weights with varying loop sizes and you can buy a package of 12 Microfiber Cleaning Towels for under $12. That’s less than $1 a towel!
How to buy Swiffer Microfiber Cloth:
I’ve used reusable microfiber cloths on my Swiffer Sweeper for years with excellent results. Microfiber fabric is durable and when the cloth is dirty just toss it in with your laundry and wash.
How to Attach a Microfiber Cloth to the Swiffer:
1. Attach Swiffer microfiber cloth to the Swiffer Sweeper in the same way as a regular Swiffer refill.
2. If the microfiber cloth is too long or wide, use clips to tighten it over the Swiffer.
3. Get Sweeping, no more dust bunnies or pet hair!
Using a hacked Swiffer over a box of Swiffer refills is a greener alternative, not only are they reusable for many years, but they cost far less over time. Besides, throwing away Swiffer mop pads and dusters needlessly adds to our landfills and I feel better not contributing to environmental waste.
2. Reuse Your Swiffer Pad with a Flip!
When the dust settles and you think your Swiffer mop sheet has bitten the dust, go ahead and flip it to push forward and continue gathering dust! By flipping these seemingly one-sided Swiffer mop sheets you save 50% on your home cleaning costs by using both sides.
You may need to dust the one side off with a little vacuuming power, but I assure you both sides work equally well for removing the lint or grime from your flooring.
3. Use a Microfiber Cloth for your Swiffer WetJet Mop
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. Both of these options are compatible with the Spray WetJet model.
4. Can you wash Swiffer Dusters? YES
How to clean a Swiffer duster: Don’t chuck your Swiffer dusters and mops just yet! If you’ve got some Mesh Laundry Bags with Zip Locks and a load of wash ready to rumble, then extend the use of your Swiffer dusters and mops by washing them with your laundry.
Swiffers last several washes. Not only do the regular Swiffer refillables stay electrostatic after laundering, but you’ll still reduce waste and save.
5. Generic Swiffer Duster Refills
With the popularity of the Swiffer, many companies have moved into the generic Swiffer duster refills market to capture your business. Many generic Swiffer refills cost 10-60% less. I’ve purchased the these generic Swiffer Duster refills and they hold up nicely for several uses AND can be washed many times to keep costs down.
I know you’re gonna love these Swiffer Hacks. Share yours in the comments!
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