Asked on Jan 30, 2017

I need help with my swiffer, please!

Judy Thurston
by Judy Thurston
I have a swiffer that takes a pad that sticks on the bottom -My swiffer mop has self adhesive right on the bottom so I need something to fit on to the adhesive on the bottom? Is there any hometalker out there that knows of any good ideas, i would greatly appreciate any ideas? Thanks a lot!
q i have a swiffer that takes a pad that it sticks on the bottom, gardening
  22 answers
  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Jan 31, 2017
    great ideas.

  • Joan Beaulieu Joan Beaulieu on Jan 31, 2017
    I use slipper socks on mine. works fine and then just toss in washer

  • Dee Dee on Jan 31, 2017
    I use wash cloths on mine.

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    • Roni Nix Roni Nix on Feb 09, 2018
      I've taken one of those wrenches that has the spinny part to make the opening wider/smaller and just twisted the lid off, filled the container with my cleaner, and screwed the lid back on tight.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Jan 31, 2017
    The $ store often has compatible washable heads. I like the microfibre chenille or"wormy" type the best.

    Maybe these links can help too.

  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Jan 31, 2017
    I use the microfiber cloths I bought in bulk at the auto parts store. They stick to the "velcro" type finish on the bottom. If you are bothered by them not fitting, you could cut and hem several with a simple straight stitch or zig-zag. When one is dirty, toss it in the laundry, and slap a clean one on. I do have a purchased reusable mop head for it, but if it isn't clean, I go to the microfiber. I just flip the extra over on the bottom, and mop away. I use those microfiber cloths for just about any cleaning task. They are cheap, durable, and easily washed, and instead of ten individual specialty clothes for ten individual tasks, I have ten clothes I can use interchangably on a hundred tasks.

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    • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Feb 13, 2018
      Yes they can work. If they don't want to stick tight; put a safety pin between corners of cloths.

  • Cindy Cindy on Feb 01, 2017
    The only thing to worry about is fastening the cloth onto the mop. You can do this many ways. I use old hand towels, I have cut up old fleece nightgowns, and I have used microfiber cloths. I have one that has holes in the top you can stuff the fabric down into like a regular swiffer. The spray bottle stopped working, so I just spray the floor ahead of me with homemade all purpose cleaner.

  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Feb 01, 2017
    Judy you can get microfiber cloths lots of places. I picked mine up at an AutoZone, but Walmart and Meyer should have them. Terry cloth washcloths might work too. They may not stick as well but if you already have them try one out. If it doesn't work, you are not out anything. Good luck.'

  • Karen P Karen P on Feb 01, 2017
    Cut your microfiber clothes or wash clothes into H shape. Put velco on the 'legs' and wrap around your base. Viola! washable pads

  • NanaWells NanaWells on Feb 01, 2017
    Fleece works super for your swiffer and they was up really nice I made me a bunch of them :)

  • Rosie Carl Skinner Rosie Carl Skinner on Feb 04, 2017

  • Eroque022810 Eroque022810 on Feb 04, 2017
    Are you using correct swifter one is for wet one for dry the dry she's you open and stick extra into back the swifter jet that's for wets tuff comes with velcro that goes right onto sheets for wetness and you spray it runs on batteries. I have both but prefer my Libbey I think cleaner that is micro fiber on one side to pick up dust and you hand wash only in clear water. But it has on the other side of pad a wet microfiber so once you finish dusting you can mop. I wash in hot water by hand yes it's hot. And you have to do it often for one huge room or like I have from front door to kitchen and all the way to family room. Luckily it wood and you can't wash too often so as not ruin floor. So once a month in between I do use damp paper towels if I need to clean a spill.

  • Bonnie Rockwell Bonnie Rockwell on Feb 05, 2017
    buy those 'wooly' type slipper/sock, kind with no heel, at dollar store . Open the sock slide in the entire swiffer bottom like a foot, Wiggle around til the opening is more around the handle , You can secure with a twistie if needed. They are washable , or at 2/$1 tossable.

    • Sharon Strong Sharon Strong on Feb 06, 2017
      Can you post a picture of this? Having difficulty picturing what you are describing... :-)

  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Feb 05, 2017
    I though I had already responded, so I'm sorry for the delay. Sure, you can use washcloths! I like the microfiber, but if I've got all those in the wash (as after the day it rained and the dogs spent the day going out to see if the squirrels were getting wet and then coming back in to report, I would use terrycloth. You can hem them to size if you feel like you aren't getting them to stay in place as well.

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    • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Feb 06, 2017
      Mary from Deluth has a good post on that subject. My wet jet has the hook finish on the bottom. The cloth stays in place pretty well, but would stay better if I cut it to size. I don't use additional Velcro. But I am not obsessive about it. It might bother others or seem cunbersome. I only use the swifter on dried on messes like spulls that went unnoticed. for most cleaning, I use the clothes with plain water.

  • Judy Thurston Judy Thurston on Feb 06, 2017
    Sharon Strong, I cant take pictures my computer isnt new enough to take pictures, sorry about that?

  • Bonnie Rockwell Bonnie Rockwell on Feb 06, 2017
    sorry. guess it is a little odd.

  • Mary Mary on Feb 06, 2017
    Love the sock idea! So you would shove the swifter in the sock hole, where normally your foot would go, then "cut a hole" where the handle meets, so the handle can move around? Or is that two socks on there? Like duh... Brain Farts LOL

  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Feb 06, 2017
    The Dollarama and Dollar Trees up here sell for 1.25 just what you need.It is a microfiber cover for the whole head and fits perfect!

  • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Feb 14, 2017
    If she is using the wetjet, the sox and "whole head covers" will block the spray ports. I guess she could use scissors to cut holes for them.

  • Martha Martha on Feb 14, 2017
    I took some of those microfiber cleaning cloths and put a 3/4 inch hem around leaving the corners open. Then I put elastic thru the hem and tied the ends of it to make little snuggy covers for my swiffer. I use them both dry and wet. I've used my swiffer to wash the ceiling in the laundry room, and I'm thinking of using it on my kitchen ceiling and walls.

    • Judy Thurston Judy Thurston on Feb 14, 2017
      I didnt know i could use my swiffer on ceilings and walls? If thats the case i could get my walls and ceilings clean in less than a day? Could i use safety pins because i am not a sewing person?

  • Mogie Mogie on Feb 09, 2018
    A sock.

  • Clynn Clynn on Mar 08, 2019

    The pads to my swiffer wet jet will not stick to the bottom anymore. Does anyone have any suggestions as to something I can use to help the pads stick more securely?

    • Rhonda S Rhonda S on Mar 12, 2019

      The wet jet works on the same premise as Velcro "hook and loop"systems with the pads being the loops and the bottom of the flat pad holder having a rough hooked surface to grab the pads. Maybe your hooks are dirty or clogged with fiber. Try using a toothpick or small tool to loosen any debris and pull it off. A fingernail scrub brush might also help restore the hooks