Reusable Swiffer Wet Wipes Made From Old T-Shirts

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by All Things G&D
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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  • Barbara 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

  • Ticia Ticia on Jan 21, 2020

    Is there another soap one can use and does it have to be 'rinsed' off with a 2nd T-shirt Swiffer? I have tile floors and generally use vinegar and water or alcohol and water with a steamer but for quick jobs this would be great.

  • Karen Hobbs Karen Hobbs on Jan 21, 2020

    do you have a comparable idea for the dusters?

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  • Michael Michael on Apr 01, 2020

    Hey thanks for the advice I think it's a brilliant and money saving plan to make wet wipes from old T-shirts. I'm going to try the recipe for my tile floor as soon as possible and I will tell my friends to the same. I hope you come up with other brilliant plans for old T-shirts.

    Thanks again.

  • Lunette Harris Lunette Harris on Jan 24, 2021

    Already do this. I used old towels as well as t shirt fabric. Towels are good for a quick floor dusting.