This maybe my favorite little home-keeping pearl of wisdom ever. I love my swiffer. It’s so easy to use and lightweight and it picks up every little bit of everything from every nook and cranny of my floors. With 2 cats running around here now, I can easily use it 4 or 5 times a day.
The only problem with that is that those little disposable cloths that you buy for it can really add up quickly. But not any more! Here’s how I make my own cloths to reuse. They really work just as well!
All you need is some kind of basic fleece fabric. I just used an old scarf in happy colors that I thought would look cute on my swiffer, but if you went to the fabric store and picked up half a yard of whatever fleece, that would make you about a gazillion cloths.
Next the only real step to this “project” is to cut your pieces of fleece to the right size. You can use an actual swiffer cloth to measure or you can just kind of eyeball it by wrapping it around the swiffer. You can see I’m not a perfectionist about it at all.
The little grabby things on the swiffer are super forgiving. As long as your pieces are sorta kinda the right size, you’re good!
So do they really work? That’s the question.
Well, this is after about 30 seconds of trying out my new cloths.
Yup. They work.
P.S. I had to add this in: I’ve had a few questions about the washing of these cloths. I always just throw them in with the rest of the laundry. I’ve been doing this for about 2 years and have never had the fur and stuff end up on our cloths. I think it just gets tumbled out and lands in lint trap. Hope this helps!