Our husband really enjoys using the Swiffer mop and dusters - hooray! But refills (even the non-Swiffer brand drug store versions) are expensive. And, throwing the dusters and mop pads in the garbage when we're done doesn't sit well with trying to be earth-friendly. So we went on the hunt for ideas to make our own and found these two super-simple tutorials.Flickr user Merwing Little Dear drew an easy tutorial for the duster which only involves the tiniest bit of sewing (machine or hand sewing would work). She also sewed mop covers out of fleece.
Karin of DominoPads gives instructions for making reusable Swiffer mop pads. If you use the green handled Swiffer you don't needle a needle or thread at all and pads for the purple-handled one only require a few stitches.
Finally, a Re-Nest reader suggests using Sham-Wow cloths as Swiffer pad replacements.
Do you have any other ideas or tutorials to share? We'd love to keep encouraging our husband's Swiffer habit!