How to Refill a Swiffer

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If you have a swiffer mop you know how wonderfully convenient they can be, but how inconvenient it is to pay for those tiny little bottles of cleaner! Here’s my favorite method for refilling a swiffer mop easily…
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Be sure that you’ve emptied the container entirely.

Bring a small pot of water to a boil, then carefully place the tip of the empty bottle in the water, submerging the cap entirely for about 8-10 seconds. Immediately remove the bottle from the water, and using a hand towel or potholder, twist the cap off gently.

It will pop right off effortlessly. Now you can fill it with your own cleaning solution! Don’t worry, once you’ve refilled the bottle, the cap twists right back on, but make sure it’s tight to prevent leakage.

I’ve found the bottles can be reused about 10 times or so before they begin to leak a bit.

Refill Cleaner Ideas:

Cleaning Solution:

Recipe #1: 3 parts hot water, 1 part lemon juice
Recipe #2: 3 Parts Water, 1 part Murphys Oil Soap
Recipe #3: Equal Parts Water & Vinegar, 15 Drops Essential Oil (Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Thieves Essential Oil for Deep Cleaning, Etc)

Swiffer Pad Ideas:

Old Socks slip right on easily and are a great way to reuse singles whose mate has otherwise gone missing!

Cut microfiber pads into rectangles and attach a piece of velcro for easy on/easy off removals.

Cut terrycloth towels into rectangles and sew on snaps (overlap by 1″).

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

3 Comments

  1. Nice idea, Always wanted to refill those bottles myself. Next time I’m in need I’ll give it a try and let you how it works out. Ty

  2. Please help! I so want this to work for me. But it just doesn’t.

    I’ve tried several times now and the cap turns just a little but not enough to come off. It certainly doesn’t just “pop right off effortlessly”. Any suggestions?

    Please help! I so want this to work for me. But it just doesn’t.

    I’ve tried several times now and the cap turns just a little but not enough to come off. It certainly doesn’t just “pop right off effortlessly”. Any suggestions?

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