I love my Swifter Wet Mop. I take the used bottle and refill it with 1/4 vinegar 3/4 water. It cleans, sanitizes, and deodorizes all in one step. Plus it is earth friendly. Not to mention a big money saver.
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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). 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 opinion, buy the ones from Swiffer. Also, I absolutely LOVE my Swiffer Mop!
I like to crochet so I crocheted a mop head with peaches and cream thread to fit over the swiffer mop head then I thread elastic through the crocheted mop so it fits over the top of the mop. When I mop I spray the floor with white vinegar and water. Then mop with my homemade mop head.
When I'm finished I take off the mop head throw it in the wash and have a clean mop head to start with next time. I found it more ecological and I like the mop head with the nubs from crocheting cleans better. I use a mix of vinegar and 1/2 c. + 1 gallon water put in spray bottle.
Instead of buying expensive wet sheets for Swiffer-style mops, cut up old tee-shirts into same size pieces and tuck into the mop head and use with regular floor cleaners. They can be laundered and reused.
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