Monday, April 6, 2009

Make your own Swiffer accesories

I can not take credit for this. This collaboration of links has been put together by Tipnut and am just sharing them with you here.

15 homemade Swiffer cloth patterns includes patterns for knitting, crocheting, sewing and even a no-sew option for the craft challenged (it uses an old sock... brilliant!) 

It also includes a link to a pattern to make your own Swiffer duster and how to take the cap off of a Swiffer wet-jet canister so you can fill it with whatever cleaner you prefer.

The link to the full article in tipnut is HERE.

I personally saw a reusable Swiffer style cloth at Dollarama an just picked one up the other day and then use a spray bottle to get the floor a little damp with a home made cleaner. I'm not as fancy as some people with the whole "Swiffer system" but it works for me.

1 comment:

  1. The other day I found an old sock of my husband's with a hole in the heel, looked over at my swiffer & put it on - works perfect! I like having the top of the swiffer covered so as to dust the underneath of furniture & cabinets. For once, I'm looking forward to finding worn-out socks. lol.
    I also use Zorbies (like Sham-wows), cut to fit as swiffer cloths; they do better for dry sweeping than mopping.
    Old washrags work well, as do foldable cloth diapers - the extra absorbent pad in the middle makes a great mopper.
    Homemade cleaners are far preferable, imo. I can change the scent at will, & I know what goes into the cleaner - vinegar & extracts, or an H2O2 solution. No unknown surficants or synthetic fragrance for me..