Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DIY Swiffer WetJet Refills

This is probably going to be the last post I get in for about a week & I was so thrilled that I just had to share this...I am more than POSITIVE that I am SUPER behind on this..I'm sure someone is out there reading this like "Psshhh girl, I figured this out right after I bought mine, get with the crafty program!", but then there may be a few others that are on my level & a wee bit behind too! (: I have been trying to get the house clean & all the clutter(i.e...the tornado of puppy toys---our pup Kizzie, no joke, is Toddler Status! the pillows that always seem to get thrown off the couch, the random cups Mr.Hooah 'forgets' to take to the sink, the 8 pairs of sunglasses he has lying around or stashed here & there--he has to wear due to profile from the Lasi'k' eye surgery he had to have done on his lovely German peepers, he goes to his next appointment tomorrow & I'm hoping he will be free from shades & off profile for good!--& lastly all the ACU's that Mr.Hooah has strewn throughout the house...apparently he still doesnt know where the laundry basket is haha!) put away before we go back home on his block leave. Idk about you guys, but I LOVE to come home to a mess-free house when I get back from a long vacation! And man, do I ADORE my swiffer wet jet! However, I DO NOT adore the prices of refills because I use my swiffer too much to pay those prices! I cannot tell you how many times I would just toss the refills in my cart & think, Dude, theres soooo gotta be an alternate brand to buy or a way to make my own...So on pinterest I stumbled across a DIY refill. I was like Ok, lets do this & hopefully it works! This being a test, I used my mini-bottle that came with my swiffer when I got my new one. So, does it work you ask? You bet your sweet Auntie Emm it does!!! Hahaha...so GOOD-BYE expensive-priced-doesnt-really-smell-or-clean- that-well swiffer refill solution & HELLO my wonderful fresh smelling do it FREE myself refill...cleaning with the POWER of Pine-Sol baby! Haha! (:
How to: 
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Bring a small pot of water to a boil then immerse cap for about 10-12 seconds.
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Now twist off the top with a towel.
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And fill with your favorite cleaner & some water...haha Beenie in the background making his dayview!
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Screw the cap back on & make sure its on there good! How stinkin easy & cheap is this?! Now go swiffer til your hearts content!

OH THE POWER OF CLEAN!!!!

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14 comments:

  1. why did I not think of that I HAVE HAD MAJOR GRIPES ABOUT THESE SWIFFER PRODUCTS..I want the light weight eeeeeezzzzzzzzzz part but it does not clean..NEXXXXXTTT GRIPE the batteries don't last long enough major hang up with this BUT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME SOME ENCOURAGEMENT HERE.WORTH TRYING now see if you can tackle this..long ago bought the BIG BIG WIDE SWIFFER MOP W [ANOTHER BOX OF PADS..then I cannot find the right size of the replacement pads..yes tried net, every place..ended up buying smaller size and using two each time..thinking about buying extra cheap thin wshclothes and using those..thanks for sharing this..will do!

    Jonell

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    1. Ms.jonell yes! Make ur own reusable pads with CLOTH BABY DIAPERS!!!!(: just slap u some soft side Velcro on it & get to it!(: I'm gng to be doin that one as soon as my refill box of pads run out!(:

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    2. make your own swiffer pad with a microfiber cloth. they attach to the Velcro, and you just use a rubber band to hold the leftover cloth. or you could just sew it shut. Enjoy!

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  2. How Brilliant, just today I threw away a swiffer refill and thought there has to be some way to refill this. I loved this thanks for sharing!

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  3. Awesome! Definitely pinning this for future reference =)

    Visiting from My Favorite Finds

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  4. You are so stinkin' smart - I don't ever want to spend money on a refill again! :) Just wanted to tell you that I hope you join in on my Christmas in July next week - you can email any idea you have - decor, gift ideas, recipes, etc.... Just email em to me by sat.... I really, really, really hope you join in! Miss ya! Have a great week & weekend.

    Hugs -
    Heather
    stringtown home

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  5. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! If you have a minute, would you share this over at my party?
    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2012/07/new-neighbor-gift.html

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  7. Love the refill idea!! I will use Murphys oil soap or Mr Clean for mine due to allergies and wood floors. In addition, I made a pad out of leftover yarns and it works so well I was amazed. My mix of scraps were fun fur, mini bobble yarn and some homespun. It picks up cat hair like magic!!! I suggest making a couple so you have one for dry dust mopping and a couple for wet so you have a nice clean one while one is in the wash :) Makes a nice housewarming gift too.

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  8. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-34.html

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  9. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com new follower

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  10. The dollar store as refill pads - the dollar tree.

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