How To :: Overcoming the Swiffer Bottle

Diliberto Photo And Design Houston How to Remove A Swiffer Solution Cap

They’ve been Swiffering the nation for some time with their sweet easy to use and quite efficient cleaning products. I’m a fan, I own almost all the swiffer products, I think they’re great.

Diliberto Photo And Design Houston How to Remove A Swiffer Solution Cap

I am not a fan however of:

A. the cost of the pads and the cleaning solution

B. the waste the pads and the empty bottles create

C. that I’m bound to use their cleaning solution

So, as I was cleaning the kitchen floor and ran out of cleaning solution in my wet jet I thought there’s got to be another way.

Diliberto Photo And Design Houston How to Remove A Swiffer Solution Cap

I pried and pulled at the cap, nothing worked. A quick google search later I had about 20 different ways to choose from. I went with what seemed like the easiest and this is how it goes:

Diliberto Photo And Design Houston How to Remove A Swiffer Solution Cap

Get a clean towel and start to boil about 2-3 inches of water.

Diliberto Photo And Design Houston How to Remove A Swiffer Solution Cap

Grab one of your discarded cleaning products. I went to our garage to the box of cleaning supplies that are either extras or rarely used. Insert my trusty bottle of Pine-Sol.

Diliberto Photo And Design Houston How to Remove A Swiffer Solution Cap

When your water is all boiled and bubbly stick the cap of the bottle in the water so the water covers the whole cap and just a bit of the bottle. Hold it in the boiling water for 10-15 seconds. Pull it out, use your towel (the plastic is a little warm) and open the bottle.

Diliberto Photo And Design Houston How to Remove A Swiffer Solution Cap

Voila! Open!

Fill with your favorite cleaning solution (I did about a tablespoon of pine-sol and water).

Screw the cap back on.

Swiffer away!

Next task…reusable wet jet pads!

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