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I've stopped using my Swiffer WetJet when I need to mop the floors. I still have the mop, but instead of paying through the nose for refill pads and solution, I use a face towel or washcloth and a 70/30 solution of hot water and white vinegar. It's kind of smelly, but it cuts the crud and the smell goes away in about 10-15 minutes. I've saved $45 in the last 3 months by doing this.

- Submitted by CITIVOLUS 1/1/2011 in Around The House | 4 Comments
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JLTURNER4400 1/2/2011 1:12:00 AM

    Great idea! I don't have the wetjet but I use soft cloths moisten with home made cleaning solutions with my regular Swiffer. Saves money and keeps disposable pads out of landfills.
DDOORN 1/2/2011 12:32:00 AM

    Or another alternative is to still buy the pads, but save by using inexpensive dollar store window cleaner which our laminate dealer says works just as well...and it does!
ABBINRMAL 1/7/2011 4:59:00 PM

    I love this very GREEN tip!
PICKIE98 1/2/2011 8:04:00 AM

    never use dthe swiffer jet cuz I researched ingredients of solutiona nd found that it is one molecule away from anitfreeze:deadly to pets,, dogs and cats died from it..

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