So…this may only be exciting if you’re into cleaning your house. Or saving money. Or finding a winning strategy for battling the cat hair on your hardwood floors.
Pro tip: Make your own Swiffer sweeper cloth refills. They work better, in my opinion, and you’re not wasting money on something you can clean one room with and then pitch.
I haven’t purchased refill cloths for my Swiffer sweeper for more than two years. I made my own out of some scraps of antipill fleece I had left over from sewing some comfy pants. That fleece collects cat hair like nobody’s business, which Cougar and Andy have demonstrated several times after sitting on my lap or brushing against my leg. I’ve also tried some microfiber cloths, but the fleece has worked best for me.
Want proof? Here ya go. I dusted my living room floor after sweeping it with a traditional broom, and this was the result:
Yeah, it’s gross. But it’s on the cloth and not my floors, which is awesome.
When I’m done with it, I just toss it in the wash with my towels. If the cloth is particularly furry, I’ll shake it out in the yard, but I generally don’t. The fur and dirt all comes out in the wash and does not get transferred to the other clothes.
I made these cloths by measuring my Swiffer sweeper and then sewing a pocket on the ends, but the easiest way to make your own cloths is simply cutting a piece long enough to tuck in the cloth gripper holes. You don’t even need to sew the edges. Piece of cake!
One of these days I want to try to sew a fabric refill for the duster. Has anyone tried that yet?