A few months ago I did a WFMW post on do-it-yourself refills for the Swiffer WetJet solution. At that time I mentioned that I’d like to figure out a reusable cleaning pad for it too.
Well, last week at Dollar Tree I had an aha moment when I saw these microfiber cleaning cloths.
I purchased two. One of them I cut into thirds.
Then I set the WetJet on top of one piece. The velcro-type fastener on the bottom of the mop grabbed on to the microfiber.
It worked quite well. There was one minor issue: because the cloth is thinner than the disposable pads and had no cushioning it sort of “scraped” across the floor. I don’t think it would cause any damage, but I tried a different technique with the second cloth.
I did not cut it into thirds; instead, I folded it into thirds and put the mop on top, making sure cover the edge of the cloth with the mop head, so the cloth wouldn’t flop around as I pushed the mop back and forth. That was more cushiony, I and liked it better.
It did not occur to me until just now that it would be very easy to sew around the edges of the folded cloth so I wouldn’t have to worry about flopping. I think I’ll stack up the three pieces of the other one and sew them together too.
I’ll be getting more of these cloths and making several pads for my WetJet. A quick look online shows that to buy the disposable pads works out to approximately 50 cents each. At a dollar each, these reusable ones will pay for themselves quickly and can be used over and over. Works for Me!
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