How to Make Your Own Endless Supply of Swiffer Refills

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Do you own a Swiffer? When it comes to household cleaning tools, the Swiffer is actually one of the more popular ones. Procter and Gamble actually introduced the Swiffer in 1999, and since then, it has grown into one of the most recognized and successful brands in American history. Did you know that its retail sales are at over a half billion dollars?

So clearly, Swiffering is a very popular thing to do. But buying refill pads every time you run is annoying and can get pricey. Luckily, you don’t need to buy refills every time you run out. As One Good Thing by Jillee points out, all you need is a cheap chenille sock (that can be easily picked up at the Dollar Store). These kinds of socks slip easily over a Swiffer head. And when it’s dirty, you just throw your own “homemade” Swiffer pad in the wash.

When Jillee gave her sock Swiffer a test run, she was totally shocked at how well it worked:

[A]s nifty as it looks, I still had my doubts whether it would actually work. Well color me WRONG…because it worked like a charm. I took the swiffer-sock for a quick spin around my kitchen floor (that I had actually just cleaned the day before!) and […] this is what is came up with!  I didn’t think it would work on a DIRTY floor, let alone one I THOUGHT was clean! But I was happily mistaken. The proof is in the DIRT!

Happy spring cleaning! And good luck with your floor cleaning efforts (especially if you have a pet like this):