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Swiffer WetJet Tile and Vinyl Refill Solution

If you own a Swiffer WetJet Spray Mop, chances are you absolutely love it. But let me guess: You're not wild about how expensive it is to buy the refills—the bottles of cleaning solution and disposable cleaning pads. Read on for everything you need to know about Swiffer Wetjet refills!
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Course: DIY Household Cleaners
Cuisine: Cleaning, Housekeeping
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Cost: $.50

Equipment

  • Bucket or other such container

Ingredients

  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 cups plain white vinegar
  • 1 tspn Blue Dawn dishwashing liquidPour all ingredients into a bucket or other large container. Mix thoroughly and using a funnel, pour the mixture into the recycled Swiffer WetJet container.

Instructions

  • Pour all ingredients into a bucket or other large container.
  • Mix thoroughly and using a funnel, pour the mixture into the recycled Swiffer WetJet container.

Notes

Do not use this solution on wood or laminate floors. The vinegar is too harsh and will soften and dull the finish.
 

How to Open the Swiffer WetJet Bottle

 
  1. Set a pan of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Leave the pan on the stove, but turn off the burner.
  2. Carefully hold your empty Swiffer Wet Jet bottle upside down and dunk it into the water until the whole cap and just a little bit of the bottle are submerged.
  3. Hold it there for up to 90 seconds.
  4. Using a hot pad holder, grip and twist the lid and it will come right off.
The hot water softens the tiny plastic nubs that hold that lid on for dear life, and just enough to let you twist it off without damage.
CAUTION: Don't try to cut those nubs off to make it easier next time—that will make it leak like a sieve!
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