I love my tile floors. I can’t imagine ever going back to carpet. The amount of filth that is contained in carpet blows my mind. On the other hand, I must sweep/mop my tile at least once or twice a day because I have kids and a dog. They are pretty much the reasons why I feel like I am always cleaning.
One thing that helps is my Swiffer, but those refills get expensive quickly. Instead of buying refills I made some of my own. They work great, and I can just toss them in the washer! Perfect for a quick floor cleaning without dragging out the vacuum.
How to Make Reusable Swiffer Refills
What you Need
- Any flannel fabric
- Any cotton fabric
- Sewing pins (optional)
- Sewing scissors
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
1. Wash, dry, and iron your fabric to prevent any shrinkage (this is a must, you don’t want your Swiffer pads to shrink and go to waste)
2. Measure and cut a 8 1/2″ X 11″ piece of fabric from your flannel
3. Repeat step two with your cotton fabric
4. Place the backs of each of the fabrics together, lining them up evenly
5. (Optional step) if your not the best at sewing and you want to ensure your edges get lined up evenly, pin around all four sides with sewing pins
6. Sew along all four sides, making sure to do a back stitch at all corners and ends
7. Trim off any loose threads
Set your Swiffer on top of the cotton piece of fabric (you will be using the flannel side to clean) and tuck the four corners into your Swiffer. Use can spray a wood flood cleaner directly onto the floor to use as a wet pad, or with out. Once you have used the Swiffer, just toss the reusable Swiffer refill in the washer.
To avoid fray after washing, you can use pinking shears to cut along all the sides or just trim off your frayed edges after washing