I’m a big fan of anything that makes cleaning easier and the Swiffer Wetjet promised to be my cleaning aid. The kids also got in on the cleaning action. They loved the squirting feature so much, they would quickly run through an entire bottle of cleaning solution if not micromanaged. And geez, I hate micromanaging! Then I found out the solution bottle is locked so I couldn’t refill the sucker. I’d have to spend $6 for some cleaner that would only last a few cleaning sessions with the kids. So I went back to my mop and the swiffer retired in the back of the cleaning closest.
Until today. Armed with my google searching skills, I knew I could conquer this wasteful beast. And one of the perks was that I had purchased the wrong lipman product. I wanted to get a replacement for my floor mop and purchased a spray mop replacement. It could be washed in the washing machine, was the perfect replacement for those disposable swiffer pads. You can make your own too if you are feeling extra crafty!
I got to work.
I watched this video but stopped when it came to adding the cleaner. It’s really a simple procedure. Boil some water, submerge the cap into the water and heat will soften the cap enough to screw right off!
I have no clue what pine sol is made of and wanted a cheaper, greener solution (because that was the whole reason to hack my swiffer in the first place). So I mixed:
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon Castile Soap (you can substitute dish soap you’d like to)
I simply poured each ingredient into the swiffer bottle and went to work cleaning. It worked like a charm! Actually I think it’s time to put my feet up and hand the cleaning over to the kids especially now that it’s non toxic, good for their self esteem, and affordable. Now where are those bon bons? 🙂