Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Money Saving Tip: Make your own reusable Swiffer Sweeper cloths!

I don't know about you, but I love anything that saves me time (and effort!) when I'm cleaning the house.  It is, of course, one of my least favorite things to do!!  That's why I LOVE my Swiffer Sweeper.  I have had it for years and it still picks up dust and dirt off my floor better than anything else I've tried. 

The only bad thing about my Swiffer is that the dusting cloth refills are so darn expensive!!  I refuse to buy them unless I find them on a great sale, which means that I run out a LOT!  Recently, however, I had one of those "aha!" moments and realized I could make my own Swiffer cloths that I can wash and reuse!

Here's what you do...

First, head to one of my favorite stores...you guessed it....the Dollar Store!!!!  Look in the kitchen section for any kind of microfiber dusting cloth.  (I've tried several times to upload a picture of the one I bought.  It isn't happening...sorry.  They had several different kids to choose from.)

Next, attach the cloth to your Swiffer Sweeper just like you would one of the dry refills, and start sweeping!!

See how much it picked up?!  (WOW!  My floors were dirty!)

At this point, I usually shake the cloth over my trashcan to get rid of all the large clumps of fuzz, hair, etc.  Then, I throw it in the washing machine and it's ready to use all over again! 

No more need to buy expensive refills!  Hooray! 

Have any money-saving tips of your own?  I'd love for you to share them!

1 comment:

  1. But excuse me, you didn't save electricity n water, by doing this.. I would prefer to buy many on sale, then this is, but thx for sharing..