Reusable Swiffer Pads Easy No-Sew DIY: Cheap & Green in 2013

Reusable Swiffer Pads

Like probably 90% of America, I own a swiffer. I’m not sure if I bought it myself, or if it just appeared in our house the day we moved in, sent by the mythical swiffer fairy.

Either way. I own one. And you can bet I am not going to use those waste-of-money disposable swiffer pads. For one thing, if I don’t use paper to catch my kids’ poo, I can certainly handle not using paper to clean my floors. I’m sure there are cuter, or easier to use, or just dang more efficient resuable swiffer pads out there, but that’s not how I roll.

Go upstairs to your cloth diaper stash (I know you have one, even if you don’t have any kids in diapers currently) and grab a handful of prefolds. The smaller the better. In fact, if you have preemie prefolds, use those.

Wrap them around the swiffer and jam the fabric into the holes on the top. It’ll be a tight squeeze, but it will work.

Swiffer Pads

Then go to town. Clean those floors until they shine. (Preferably, you’re using homemade cleaner to do this – this formula is what I use, even for hardwoods.).

When you’re done, just throw the dirty diaper in the laundry!

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  1. Cheryl B. says:

    I cut a bunch of rectangles from fleece I had left over from a sewing project. My son uses them to swiffer every day to help keep up with the dog hair and we just throw them in the wash. So easy and costs a heck of lot less than the throw away ones.

  2. Use old ratty race cloths with a vinegar based homemade cleaner


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