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Reusable Swiffer Wet Wipes Made From Old T-Shirts

My quest for finding new ways to repurpose old t-shirts and green my clean continues! This time I’ve set my sights on our floors. We typically use a steam mop to clean our hardwood floors, but I love the convenience of grabbing our Swiffer Sweeper for smaller jobs – I just don’t like buying and tossing those disposable wet pads.
After making homemade reusable disinfectant wipes out of t-shirts, I realized the same concept would work to keep our Swiffer wet wipes out of landfills – and it all could be done with just a handful of all-natural and inexpensive cleaning products!
DIY Swiffer Wet Wipes for Linoleum & Tile Floors:
1 cup water
A few drops of castile soap
Old t-shirts, cut up into wipe-sized rags
Container (I used a quart sized canning jar)
Stuff t-shirt rags in jar. Mix water, and castile soap together. Pour water/soap mix over rags in the jar. Pull one out when you’re ready to get your green clean on, and fit it to the head of your Swiffer Sweeper, tucking in the corners to secure. When you’re finished, simply toss it in the laundry to wash and reuse!
The Swiffer and these reusable wet pads are especially great for tights spots like bathrooms – just be sure to choose the “recipe” that is right for your flooring type. (Click the link below to see hardwood floor recipe.)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Deanna Dennis
    on Jul 9, 2017

    Which ingredients for manufactured wood floors?
  • Alisha Smith
    on Mar 23, 2019

    I'd love to do this! Can you use the same formula for laminate flooring?

    • Lisa Sinclair
      on Oct 22, 2019

      I use hot water, vinegar, and dish soap, for my lineoleum, laminate floors. I also had a professional floor installer, tell me that it can be used on finished wood floors.

  • Barbara
    on May 11, 2019

    I can't seem to find the formulas for different types of wood. I have laminate and my friend has some other type of wooden floor.

    Barbara Heather

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