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Making Replacement Pads for a Swiffer

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By 9 found this helpful
February 8, 2010

I recently made a Swiffer Cozy for my Swiffer to replace the dry Swiffer cloths I buy. I think it qualifies as the ugliest Swiffer Cozy ever, but it used up leftover yarn I had and, it is very functional.


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By 7 found this helpful
September 10, 2014

I use old T-shirts and sweatshirts to make replacement pads for my Swiffer Sweeper. I just cut rectangles large enough to fit around the Sweeper. Make sure you have enough left to poke into the holes that hold it in place. I use the rest of the shirts, sleeves and all, as dust rags. They can be washed or discarded.

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By 1 found this helpful
January 31, 2008

Using a wet Swiffer mop can get expensive with the wet replacement towels that cost about $4.00 for a dozen. It adds up really fast! To combat that, I decided to try using some old thin bath towels cut to size.

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By 6 found this helpful
February 1, 2010

I bought a basic 'swiffer', not the battery operated kind. Instead of buying the wet sheets, I use thin wash cloths.


I wet them with detergent water, and squeeze it out and they fit on perfectly into the little holes.

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September 22, 20161 found this helpful

This is a guide about knitting a Swiffer pad. You can knit or crochet a reusable cleaning pad for your stiffer style mop.

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September 24, 2008

I love Swiffer type cloths. I found when I ran out one time that you can use cut up rags (esp. flannel) the same size as one of the duster sheets and attach to the mop the same way. Voila!

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about homemade Swiffer wet mop replacement cloths. The replacement cloths for your Swiffer wet mop can be costly to constantly replace. One solution may be to make your own.

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December 2, 20110 found this helpful

I would like to know how to knit or crochet a reusable swiffer pad.

By TT from Douglas, WY



December 4, 20110 found this helpful
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Just make one in the approximate shape of the pad. I often use old washcloths, microfiber cloths or even old tee shirts cut into the right size/shape. If the tee shirts seem too thin, use a double thickness. I throw my homemade cloths into the washer and reuse them.

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful
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I crochet mine from cotton using a single crochet (US); simply chain enough loops to fit your pad and single crochet until you have a piece long enough and wide enough to use. Gauge doesn't matter, all you're looking for here is something that will fit your mop and have enough scrubbing power (hence the use of the dense SC) to get your floors clean.


I use the white and cream colours so that I can bleach the pads.

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December 7, 20110 found this helpful
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I have tried everything from old socks to used dryer sheets, but for the past year I have been using a Microfiber cloth. I buy mine at Sam's club, and cut them in half. One half is just right for the Swiffer and to tuck it in the slots. They don't fray, so you don't have to set the cut edges. Each cloth makes 2 swiffer pads.

When I finish sweeping with them, I use one of those scratcher pads that is like a covered sponge, and brush the lint, dog hair, etc off the pad. When they get a little grimy looking, I just throw them in the washing machine with the throw rugs.
Harlean from Arkansas

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June 22, 2016

Does anyone have an idea on how to make Swiffer type refills? They are so expensive to buy and don't last long at my house with all the dog fur.



February 28, 20170 found this helpful

I have used plain old paper towels before, the really thick kind

I also saw a cool video once where a woman took old socks, but down the side of one, put it over the swiffer head, and presto - I tried it once and I must say it worked really well. Then you can actually choose to reuse them by washing the socks!

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

You can clamp microfiber cloths to the bottom of the mop. They are washable.

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By 0 found this helpful
August 8, 2015

My Swifter wet mop has no Velcro to stick the pads on. They must have fallen off from too much solution. Any ideas of how I can replace them? Should I just use regular stick on Velcro from JoAnn's?



October 18, 20170 found this helpful

You can, they also sell that type of velcro at Walmart. I sure would try that before buying a whole new mop.

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By 3 found this helpful
December 1, 2010

I think Swiffer cloths are too expensive. I live in an old house and have hardwood floors throughout in addition to two dogs. I am leery of some suggestions for cleaning fluid, washcloths, and the dogs on the wood floors. Occasionally I stumble on dry floor cloths at a dollar store, but not often. Any other ideas are greatly appreciated.

By Susie from Chicago, IL


January 27, 20110 found this helpful

Reusable "Swiffer" pads are very simple, purchase large microfiber cloths and use them on a Swiffer or Swiffer type mop. I have used these to clean my hardwood floors, and I have two cats that shed all the time. If I want to mop the floor, I simply spray my favorite wood floor cleaner (I use Bona) and then wipe over with the cloth.
The only issue is that you have some very grimy laundry to do to reuse the cloths.

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September 28, 20120 found this helpful

How do I fasten homemade Swiffer wetjet pads to the mop head?

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December 1, 20100 found this helpful

Save money on buying Swiffer dry mop replacement cloths by using Huggies baby wipes!

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