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How to refill a Swiffer Wetjet cleaner bottle

16 Aug

As I stated yesterday here is the tutorial on how to refill the Swiffer Wetjet Bottle that holds the cleaner.  If you missed my tutorial for the Wetjet replacement pad click here    So easy and I never have to worry about how much cleaner the kids use  anymore!!  In just a few steps you will easily be able to use your own cleaner to fill the bottle.

Lets get started

Here is what you need

Pot of water

Swiffer Bottle

nail clipper

Start by boiling a small pot of water.

Place the cap in the water for about a minute.

Using a towel or potholder you will now be able to twist of the top.

If you can not twist the cap off, place in the boiling water again.

The reason for this is heat softens the plastic and you will be able to twist of the top

Here is the bottle with the lid off

This is the lid.  It has little knobs that “lock” the lid on the bottle

You want to cut this knobs off with the nail clippers so that you can easily take the lid off in the future

Clipping the knobs

Knobs all clipped off

Now fill the bottle with your cleaner and screw lid back on.

You will now be able to take the lid off easily

Swiffer Wetjet Replacement pad DIY Tutorial

15 Aug

Hello!  So sorry that I have been absent so long!!  It has been a really crazy summer…… Between kids being home all summer,vacations,illness,  and everything in between I have not had a moment to my self   let alone time to blog and create new projects for you.

You might have come across this project already, but  I HAD to share it with you,  As this is a new one to me.  I can’t believe I never thought of this simple idea before.  A Replacement washable Swiffer Wetjet pad!!  I hate the high cost of  the replacement pad.  My kids always want to “help” Mop the floor and I always cringe at the thought of that “help”  They use more liquid and pads that you can ever imagine.  Now I won’t mind if they “help”.  My new favorite LOVE is PINTEREST!!! I’m So addicted!!!  Anyway I saw this idea and wanted to make it with out any cost.  I saw several ideas and came up with this version

check out this post as well !!  How to refill the cleaner bottle

Here is what you will need:

Old hand towel measuring 14″ x21″

Soft side of velcro 42″ in length you will not use the scratchy side

Sewing machine, thread, and measuring tape

Lets get started.

1.   Fold the towel in half so it measures 10.5″ across

 2.  Cut along the folded edge

You will have two pieces, this will make two pads

The directions are for one pad.  You can either complete each pad individually or do both pads at the same time. Just do each step on  both of the two pieces

3.  Fold bottom edge up 4.5″

4.  Fold Top edge down to meet bottom   edge

 5.  Sew around all edges with a zig zag stitch.  You may want to use a jeans needle as this is thick on the edge that already has the finished edge.   You could do a straight stitch on the three finished edges and a zig zag on the unfinished edge.  This is to prevent the edge from unraveling after many washes.

6. next cut your soft side of velcro to the length of the pad.  It should be 10.5″.  You will need two strips per pad.  So   you should cut four 10.5 pieces.

 7.  Measure down 1″ from the top long side.  This is were you are going to place your velcro and pin.

 8.  Measure up from bottom long edge 1″.  Place and pin your soft side of velcro .

9.  Sew using a zig zag stitch all around the velcro.  Making sure that the middle of the  pressure foot is on the edge of the  velcro.  This way you will get a good secure stitch.

 You have completed one pad!!!  I know that was so easy and I can’t believe I didn’t think of it sooner!!  If you just did one pad at a time go back and run through these steps again and you will have two pads!! This is SO much cheaper than the expensive replacement pads.

Remember check back tomorrow to see how to refill the bottle.

Another really good Trick!!