The other day I went to clean my kitchen floor with my handy Swiffer Wet Jet (a necessity when you have little ones) only to find that I had run out of the disposable pads. Oh no! The thought of rounding up my kids, getting them strapped in their car seats and enduring a Target run was not at all appealing to me…neither was getting on my hands and knees with a rag, so as I stood there staring at my padless Swiffer the idea of making my own popped into my head. Why not?
I now no longer have to spend money on the disposable pads because these get thrown in the laundry and can be used over an over. Best part is that they are environmentally friendly. Why did I not think of this before?
All you need is an old towel, some Velcro and 10 minutes.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- Old Towel
- 18” of Loop velcro
- Sissors/Rotery Cutter
MEASURE & CUT
Measure and cut your towel into rectangles the size of the mop head
The swiffer wet jet will use a 11” x 4.5” pad
SERGE OR ZIG-ZAG THE EDGES
Using a serger or zig zag stitch, sew around the perimeter of the towel to prevent fraying
Cut your Velcro to a length that is 1” shorter than the pad on either side (this will be approximately 9” for the Wet Jet)
Place the Velcro on either side of the long side of the pad about 3/4” in from the edge (no need to be exact, just make sure the velcro lines up with the actual mop head)
Sew the Velcro in place
You’re done! It takes mere minutes to whip a few of these up and no more running out of pads :)