How to make an Earth friendly automatic (swifter) mop

United States
June 12, 2010 8:56pm CST
First off, you will have to buy one of those automatic "Wet Jet" type mops. Than, using the head of the mop as a pattern, lay it on a piece of chamois cloth and also a microfiber cloth. Trace around the head of the mop and cut out. Sew the two pieces together using a zig zag stitch to keep the ends from unraveling. The chamois side will stick to the velcro side of the mop. Now, the little bottle that came with the wet jet, if you've already used it, do not throw it away. Take it out of the mop and in the top cut a small v into it with a small sharp knife (you want to cut the part that is looking at you when it's in the mop, not the part that you stick into the mop. Now, insert a small funnel into the slit and fill with your own mixture (water and vinegar is very good, and very earth friendly), if needed when you take the funnel out, cover the small slit with a piece of duck tape. Insert back into the mop, and wa-la, your very own, personally made, earth friendly mop. No more throwing away those expensive little soaked paper mops. Just pull your piece off and throw in the washer. Make two or three of these so you have plenty of hand. I hope you like this idea. Drop me a line and let me know.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
13 Jun 10
Good morning, aren't u smart. I used a swifter for awhile but thought thepads expensive to. I think that's a very good idea, the only problem i don't have a machine to make the pads. I am using a different mop now that u take the pad off & throw it in the washer. I like that. I'm so messy & everybody comes in my kitchen door so have to mop quite often. U have a happy sunday.
• United States
13 Jun 10
They are way to expensive, especially for how often I have to mop! Trust me, 5 kids can really track it in. I am lucky now that only the 16 year old and 18 year old are at home, so I don't have to mop quite as often now. It's rainy season here in Ky so although I don't have as many kids I still have the mud, and we use the kitchen entrance too, but at least it's been than having all those tracks come through the living room and the carpet! I have one of those mops too with the terry cloth liner that you just throw in the wash but I like the spray that comes with the "wet jet" so I had to find a solution. The spray isn't bad, as it takes me usually a month to go through a thing of the spray, I just would rather not use all the chemicals!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
13 Jun 10
U are blessed to have 5 kids, wish i did. I wanted a housefull but i was blessed w/two & i'm glad i was. I know about those rainy days i'm not that far from u but we haven't had as much layely & i'm glad. If prople need it i hope they get it but it's not my fave. U have a good one. jo