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How to Make Reusable Swiffer Pads – Super Easy!

How to Make Reusable Swiffer Pads – Super Easy!

I bought a swiffer for the convenience of cleaning the kitchen floor but got seriously annoyed by the price of replacing the swiffer pads and stopped using it.  However, I missed my handy little gadget and started brainstorming simple ways to make my own reusable pads.  I considered lots of different materials including old terry cloth towels and cloth diapers (the flat kind).  Both materials clean well but require sewing in order to finish the edges and prevent fraying.  Ultimately I decided to use fleece which may be the most user friendly fabric on earth.  The fibers naturally resist fraying  so all you have to do is cut it to size and voila – you’re done!

Reusable Swiffer Pads


  • Fleece
  • Scissors


  • Cut a piece of fleece that is the same length as your swiffer head and 5 inches longer than its width (this allows the sides to be folded and secured on the back).  Our swiffer sweeper measures 10 in long x 4.5 inches wide so our pads are 10 x 9.5.  In truth I didn’t actually measure, I just placed the swiffer on the fleece and cut accordingly.  Cut out as many as you’d like.
  • To use, place the swiffer head in the middle of the pad, fold the sides onto the back and press into the swiffer holes.
  • Then spray generously with your favorite cleaning spray – really saturate that bad boy and reapply as needed.
  • Clean as usual.
  • When you’re finished just toss the pad in the laundry and it will be ready to use again.  Could that be any simpler?


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