Thursday, April 22, 2010

Home Remedy: Swiffer Mop

We recently bought a Swiffer WetJet Mop. After I used it for the first time I gave it to Silas, my helper, and he continued to mop for 1.8 hours.

The next time I went to mop I discovered that Silas had cleaned so thoroughly he used the whole bottle of cleaning solution. No problem I thought. I'll just refill the bottle with good old fashioned water and soap.


The Swiffer people thought they would be real smart and make the bottle to where you can't unscrew the lid. Therefore you will be forced to buy another $5 bottle of their cleaning solution. Capitalists.

Well those Swiffer people underestimated the cheapness and mad skills of yours truly. After a quick Google search I found the solution which I will now share with you. 

All you need is a pot of water and fingernail clippers.

1. Bring water to boil in a small pan. (enough to cover the bottle lid)

2. Boil the lid for 2 minutes. (I had to hold mine to get it to stay upright)

3. Unscrew the lid. (I had to use a hand towel and some elbow grease)

4. Clip those pesky teeth from the inside of the lid so you can unscrew it 
        easily next time.

Stickin it to the Man one Swiffer bottle at a time.


  1. Dear Angie,
    You are my hero.

  2. Only YOU could get away with this. Too funny!

  3. I like how you actually too pictures of you doing this.