Make Your Own Floor Wipes

I have one of those Swiffer steamer mops. I love it because it’s easy to use and does a good job cleaning the floor using steam. The one thing I don’t like is how expensive the Swiffer wipes are. It’s about $10 for a package of 20, so that’s 0.50 per wipe.

I found a website on Pinterest that provided instructions on making your own floor wipes using stuff you may already have around your house, or items you can find at the dollar store ( It will literally cost you pennies per wipe! The website said the wipes were reusable, but I found them to be too thin to reuse.

The materials needed to make your own floor wipes include:

  • Sealable rectangular container
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap
  • Cotton cloths
  • Scissors

I started by mixing the water, vinegar, alcohol, lemon juice, and dish soap together in the container.


Then I cut my cotton cloths to fit into the container. I was able to cut mine in half and it gave me 12 cloths.

 Next, I placed the cut cloths into the liquid and made sure they were all fully soaked.

Finally, I attached a moistened cloth to my mop. It worked great! It’s a little thinner then the Swiffer brand cloths, so I did need about double the cloths to finish my mopping job. But it is still way cheaper! If the cloths start to dry out, just add a little more water to wet them.



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