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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  • Christine Stringfield-Ricks
    on Oct 13, 2019

    Definitely trying


  • Queenie
    on Dec 17, 2019

    On cruise ships, to clean the pool-area windows, the put a microfiber cloth on a Swiffer handle and dip it in a bucket. Don’t know if the bucket contains a cleaning solution or just plain water.

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