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The Tipsy Butler

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OK - so I'm sure I'm the only dumb-ass that hasn't figured this one out .... but just in case ....
I really love Swiffers - they get the job done, but the replacement cloths aren't cheap. My cleaning cloths consist, almost entirely, of old guest facecloths which fit beautifully onto a Swiffer. I can use them damp, with bleach, with hardwood floor cleaner .... use as many as I want and just throw them all in the laundry. I know their are other "systems" out there that come with washable, reusable cloths, but I love the fact I can use something I already have with cloths that will never be in short supply.
 

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Yup, I do the same thing. I find they can be a little heavy (the cloths) when wet, so I usually just use them for dusting under the beds. I have one of those reusable wet 'systems' with a really nice microfiber head that has been thru the wash a LOT, bleach and all, and it still works great.
I do have one of those 'magic' cloths that is very lightweight that I can pop onto the swiffer head for damp mopping, but I'm too aggressive with the mopping and I've bent the Swiffer handle!
I also like not putting all the smelly chemical stuff on the floors, altho I think most of it is alcohol in the Swiffer.
 

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So what you are saying is what would everyone use as a washable swiffer cloth that is lightweight yet absorbent?
Please share I would like to know as well. THANKS!
 

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So what you are saying is what would everyone use as a washable swiffer cloth that is lightweight yet absorbent?
Please share I would like to know as well. THANKS!.
Those 'magic' cloths are lightweight enough for the old-type Swiffer handle. Facecloths are too heavy.
 

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So what you are saying is what would everyone use as a washable swiffer cloth that is lightweight yet absorbent?
Please share I would like to know as well. THANKS!.
Those 'magic' cloths are lightweight enough for the old-type Swiffer handle. Facecloths are too heavy.
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Well - as my DH likes to point out, I am a savage (ie - I don't treat things gently). BUT my Swiffer handle has (so far) stood up my use and abuse although I agree, the bending and swaying worries me). What I've found is that the face cloths, when REALLY shoved into the holes, hold up perfectly - maybe because they are thick enough to grab hold (as I said .... so far).
 

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this is so funny ... i thought i was the only one doing this. but of course not!
i used my dad's old cotton, pocket handkerchiefs with the swiffer ... and sheets that had gone into the 'rag bag' cut down to size ...
 

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AH HA! A new use for old flannel sheets! Thanks everyone.
 

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I do this, too. I mostly use old sheets that have been cut into rags.
 

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In Miami, folks use the "Cuban broom." It's basically a "T" made of 1" or so in diameter wooden dowels. They throw a damp towel on the floor, put the top of the "T" on the floor and push it around. That's about as simple as I've ever seen.
 

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Great idea! I can use my dining napkins that have holes for the same thing! I hate the idea of the swiffer cloths going into landfills and this will work for me too I bet!
Riki
 

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