The first time I saw a Swiffer, I fell over laughing. Certainly this strange marriage of a broom and a mop wouldn’t catch on, right? Brooms and mops are inexpensive and reusable; for a Swiffer, you’re stuck having to buy refills for the rest of the tool’s life.
Clearly, I’m not a natural-born product developer.
I’ve since come to accept that Swiffers have their advantages; it’s nice not to have to lug out a bucket of water every time you want to clean the floor. But I still don’t like the disposability issue, and how dependent users become on proprietary refills.
So when a neighbor discarded her old Swiffer, I figured out a cheapskate, eco-friendly way to use it.
You’re not done yet. You need to close the hole, because the spray mechanism in the WetJet doesn’t work properly if you leave it open. Guess it needs a little bit of a vacuum to work.
If you’re out of cleaning pads, grab a big mateless sock from your rag pile.
After cleaning, toss the sock in the wash and it’s ready for the next time you need to Swiffer.
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