Since 1999, the Swiffer has been one of the most popular household cleaning tools on the market. Users love the Swiffer for its ability to quickly pick up dust and debris on floors with ease. However, anyone who owns one of these babies will tell you that continuing to purchase a never-ending supply of refill pads can put a dent in your wallet — until now!
Jillee from One Good Thing says, “…lately I have had several people email me asking about a cheaper, greener alternative to those Swiffer pads and cleaning solution…so I decided I better check out this cleaning phenomenon.”
The key ingredients to this genius hack? Fuzzy chenille socks, which you can pick up at the dollar store for $1. The simple DIY household trick will save you money, keep your home free of those pesky dust bunnies, and make good use out of old socks. It’s amazing!
Check out the step-by-steps below, and please SHARE if you think this thrifty cleaning hack is brilliant!
The Swiffer is an amazing cleaning tool, but this hack teaches you to save money by making your own reusable Swiffer pads out of a fuzzy chenille sock. The assembly process takes only a mere minute — and wait until you see the finished product!
You can pick up a pair of chenille socks at most dollar stores -- and no, they don't have to be pink. The pads can be whatever color you'd like :)
Simply click the sections of the handle together to the head of the Swiffer and place the sock over the head. It's almost too easy!
For a more precisely fitted pad, cutting the sock before placing it over the head is an optional step.
People love using the Swiffer because it can get under things and clean into corners that the vacuum can't. The chenille sock works as the perfect substitute for the traditional Swiffer pad.
Chenille is an ideal fabric for this because of its unique softness and the way in which its fibers go every which way. Chenille is the French word for "caterpillar" whose fur the yarn resembles. Just look at all the dirt and dust the sock picks up!
After your floors are sparkling, the clean-up is a synch. Slide the sock off the Swiffer head and throw it in the washing machine for re-use! That's right -- for just one dollar, you have reusable Swiffer pads.
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