We spent a few hours helping clean house last weekend for the 'rents, and room after room of wood floors meant we used the Swiffer to our heart's content. But tossing the cleaning pad and reaching for another one made us feel wasteful... So we searched for an alternative. And oh yes, there are alternatives...Take this, for example (pictured above): the hand-crocheted Cotton Swiffer Cover
by Etsy seller Ollie's Boutique
. It's 100% cotton, machine-washable, and comes in a variety of colors to coordinate with your kitchen (not to mention the rest of the great home items at Ollie's Boutique).
Or take a cue from our friends over at Young House Love, who have recently left their Swiffer disposables in the dustfor a greener approach that can still be attached to the base—Microfiber towels.
You can even replace the disposable pads with a Shamwow towel, as one of our Re-Nest readers points out.
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(Image: Etsy seller Ollie's Boutique.)