REBELS! We broke the rules recently!
Every Sunday night, I sweep and wash the kitchen floor. With a 2-year-old on the loose, it’s pretty much a necessity! In fact, it could stand to be washed more often now that winter is in full swing, but I’m simply too lazy to do this dreaded chore more than once a week. Ya dig? I was getting tired of buying the Swiffer solution as – no surprise – we seem to go through it pretty regularly. So, we broke the rules!
Justin followed these simple steps to pop the cap off the “DO NOT REMOVE” top. The cap has warning labels all over the darn thing about not popping the top or using other solution. Clearly, a ploy to keep you coming back to well of Swiffer solution, but no longer! Follow these simple steps and remove the top.
I then whipped up a batch of my homemade all-purpose solution to add to the bottle. Let me tell you, though, cut the vinegar! It was so strong and left streaks on our faux-wood laminate. I think the streaks were a combination of the vinegar and baking soda, so I made some slight modifications for batch #2.
DIY: Swiffer Solution
2 teaspoon dish soap (all-natural or Earth-friendly product recommended)
1 1/2 tablespoons baking soda
5 cups warm water
1/2 tablespoon essential oil (lemon or eucalyptus work well)
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
I have heard some people make their own Swiffer cloths. I’ve yet to venture down this road, so if you have a good suggestion, I’d love to hear about it.
Good luck and happy sweeping!
Have a great DIY recipe I must try? Pass it along. I’d love to try it!.