Tuesday, August 24, 2010

DIY reusable Wet Jet pads

Awhile back, I ran across this tutorial for making reusable Swiffer Wet Jet pads. I haven't gotten any good deals on loads of Velcro lately, though, so I was thrilled to find these at the Dollar Tree last week:

Since they have some nap to them, I thought they might stick to the Velcro on the bottom of the Wet Jet:

(Please excuse the dirt ground into it. I bought this secondhand for $0.50 and haven't gotten a chance to use it yet.)

It sticks wonderfully! I took this picture at an angle so you can see how well it works:

The only drawback is that it's a little smaller than the bottom of my Wet Jet:

I'm not complaining, though! If I can pay $1.00 and get 2 reusable Swiffer Wet Jet pads with no effort, I'm happy! :)

I plan to refill the Wet Jet bottles when they're empty, too. (I got a good deal on a 2-pack at Ollie's a few months ago, and I'm hoping to not have to buy any more refills.) I'll try to remember to let you know how that turns out.


Amber said...

yes, does anyone know how to refill the actual bottles on a Swiffert wet jet? I tried to pry the lid off to insert my own cleanser, but I couldn't get it off.

Any Ideas?

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

SO cool! I was just looking at those the other day and wondering what I could use them for...they seemed pretty good quality.

Now I know; thanks for sharing.

Stop over and see me sometime over at Free 2 Be Frugal!

Sophia said...

I haven't refilled mine yet, but I read in the comments at the original tutorial that one lady had success opening the top of the bottle with one of her husbands tools (channel locks).

Someone else (I wish I could remember where I read it!) refilled hers with a syringe she got at a farm-type store.

Meghan, Gary & Sophia H said...

You could also line up the cloth so it sits right up along the horizontal end of the mop. Than cut the extra off & adhere that to the side that is too short.

Thanks for the tip. I might be picking some of these up for my steam mop so I have extra pads for it.