I thought I'd try a generic brand of the pads that attach to the Swiffer cleaner (the one with the cleaner in the bottle that attaches to the handle). Well, don't. They don't stay on. Where the velcro is on the Swiffer, is not where they are on the generic ones, at least not the ones I got.
My advice: if you do want to try a generic pad, make sure the strips go length-wise and not on the short ends. That's where I went wrong. Other than that, I LOVE my Swiffer Mop!