We were spending quite a bit of money on Swiffer Wet Mop Refills. Knowing how well vinegar cleaned everything else, I decided to try making my own wet mop refills. I saved the tub from the last package and used the following recipe:
- 2 cups vinegar
- 4 cups water
- 20 drops of orange essential oil or any other scent of choice
Add all ingredients to the tub and stir to mix.
After stirring the mix, I folded inexpensive wash cloths in half and placed them into the tub.
After one week of sitting in the tub, you can see the condensation on the lid so there was very little evaporation.
The wash cloth fits onto the sweeper, almost a perfect fit
I have also found these are great for wiping down the cabinets and wood painted walls.
Caution: Please be very cautious about using vinegar to clean hardwood floors, wood cabinets, painted surfaces, granite, and stone surfaces. Because it is acidic, over time vinegar will dull the surface by damaging the sealant. – mh