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3 Money-Saving Hacks You Need To Know If You Use A Swiffer

Keep the convenience of your Swiffer, but ditch the cost of those expensive refills!

A few years back, I received a string of emails from various readers asking if I knew of any cheaper or greener alternatives for the disposable cleaning pads and solutions for two popular Swiffer brand cleaning tools, the Sweeper and the WetJet. Since its debut in 1999, this P&G brand has become one of the most recognized and successful brands in American history, “sweeping” its way into millions of homes along the way!

But the cost of buying a new box of cleaning pads for the Sweeper or WetJet every few weeks can really add up. And on top of that, both types of Swiffer pads are single-use, resulting in a lot of unnecessary waste! (Between cost and waste, it’s no wonder why those readers were looking for alternatives!)

But luckily for those readers, myself, and all of you, it’s completely possible to enjoy the ease and convenience of your Swiffer Sweeper or WetJet while saving money and cutting down on waste. All you need to do is a learn a few simple hacks for swiffers, which I’ll be sharing with you in detail in today’s blog post!

So without further ado, here are all of my best money-saving hacks for both the Swiffer Sweeper and the Swiffer WetJet, starting with the Sweeper.

Hacks For Swiffer Sweeper

Reusable Sweeper Pads

Rather than using the pricey disposable sweeper pads, here’s a DIY alternative that’s infinitely reusable—a fuzzy sock! Just slip the sock onto the base of your Sweeper and use it just like you normally would.

The fuzzy material works like a charm for picking up dust, dirt, and hair. When you’re done sweeping, you can wash the sock with the rest of your laundry, and use it again and again!

Or if you’re willing to spend a few dollars, you can get this set of two washable microfiber cleaning pads for the Swiffer Sweeper on Amazon. No matter which reusable Sweeper pad you choose, you’ll save yourself a lot of money in the long run!

Hacks For Swiffer WetJet

Reusable WetJet Pads

You could use a fuzzy sock on your WetJet like I mentioned for the Sweeper, but you would only want to use it for mopping up spills or splatters. If you’re mopping large sections of flooring, you’ll need something more absorbent, like a microfiber cleaning pad.

I found this set of two reusable microfiber cleaning pads for the WetJet on Amazon. As with the reusable Sweeper pads, if you make the switch to reusable pads and you’ll start saving money almost immediately!

Make Your Own WetJet Cleaning Solution

But cleaning pads are only one part of the WetJet equation—what about those pricey bottles of cleaning solution that snap into the WetJet? Well, the good news is that it’s easy to mix up a homemade version of that cleaning solution at home (and there’s even a clever trick you can use to get it into the special WetJet bottle!)

DIY WetJet Cleaning Solution


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 3-5 drops dish soap


Add the vinegar, water, and dish soap to a small bowl, stir to combine.

In order to get your homemade solution into the special WetJet bottle, you’ll need to loosen the cap with the help of some hot water first.

Bring a small pot of water to a boil on your stovetop, then turn off the heat. Submerge the cap end of the WetJet bottle completely in the hot water, then hold it there for about 90 seconds.

Next, remove the bottle from the water and place a towel or rag over the cap. Twist the cap, and it should come right off!

Pour the prepared cleaning solution into the open bottle, then twist the cap back on. Shake the bottle gently to make sure everything is mixed up, and your WetJet will be ready for action!

Do you use a Swiffer Sweeper or WetJet to clean your floors?

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