Posts Tagged ‘Swiffer’

That’s ridiculous.


Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.
ludicrous – laughable – absurd – funny – comical


So I bought a Swiffer.  Why?  Well because it’s easy.  I never intended to buy refills for it though.  Today I used the last disposable “cloth” it came with, so I sat down and made one from some terrycloth scraps I had on hand.  Here’s how the morning progressed:

  1. Mop floor using disposable “cloth” that came with the mop.
  2. Make reusable cloth.
  3. Mop a second time.  Appalled at amount of remaining dirt on my floor after having already “mopped” once.
  4. Make another reusable cloth.
  5. Mop again.  Still appalled.
  6. Make another reusable cloth.
  7. Mop again.  Still not good enough.
  8. Make yet another cloth.
  9. Mop again.  Moderately satisfied.

Yes, that’s right, I mopped FIVE TIMES.  I must say, I do not think I had to keep mopping because the reusable cloth was inferior, I think it was simply due to the fact that there was so much build-up on the floor from insufficient mopping.  The floors look AMAZING now and I’m so happy I made these cloths.  When the cleaning solution that it came with runs out I plan to refill it with diluted vinegar and a dab of Murphy’s Wood Oil Soap.

So there you have it folks.  Mopping your floor with paper does not work!  William and I are sure that this is a corporate agenda that keeps your floor dirty and keeps you buying more “cloths”.  Maybe so, maybe not, but either way, I’ve learned a lesson here.  Making these cloths didn’t just save money, it didn’t simply help the environment, it also worked a whole lot better.


And P.S. The yogurt was a fail.