So we have this Pergo floor. (In the kitchen. The rest of the house is soon to follow.) You can't do this, that and the other to it. Hubs read somewhere about not using a sweeper with a beater bar. I have to clean this stuff, so I bought an O Cedar Flip Mop to do the spray and swipe with. My mother-in-law gave me her Swiffer along with whatever little pads she had left. She bought it and didn't like it. I hate the idea of buying refills for it and decided that I was going to craft my own.
At the local discount store, I bought a 3 pack of Quickie microfiber cleaning cloths for $1.99. Since my sewing machine is in my studio somewhere behind all of the living room accessories, I took them and the top of the Swiffer Sweeper to my friend, Laurie. The cloths were big enough to be cut in half and have a bit cut off the ends. She zig-zagged around the edges.
You know what? They are perfect! They poke in just like the Swiffer pads, I can flip them over and use the opposite side then instead of flipping them in the garbage, I can throw them into the wash.
I was an easy way to make an otherwise environmentally horrible product environmentally friendly.
Smiles in my day:
- It's bedtime.
Have a great day!
ETA: I decided that I liked my environmentally reworked version of Swiffer so much, that the O Cedar Mop is going back. The particles stick to the altered cloths so much better than the O Cedar pushing them into a pile for me to sweep up. I'm picking up another pack of cloths for Laurie to alter, so my new mop will be $3.98 instead of $11.97. :)!