Here is my Swiffer Wet Jet hack. You could either take this as being ingenious and will be totally impressed or you will read this and just be floored by how lazy I am. Either way, it works well enough that my husband is no longer complaining that I won’t but new Swiffer pads.
First, if you have a Swiffer Wet Jet, there is no reason to buy new refills. If you boil an empty Swiffer bottle cap side down for about 5 minutes the cap will twist right off. Grip the piping hot bottle with a oven mitt or heat proof pad to avoid singeing your fingers and voila! It comes off without a struggle. I refill with diluted Pine-Sol, but you can refill it with whatever floor cleaner you want.
Second, instead buying the pads, microfiber cleaning clothes work miracles on every type of surface. I have seen plenty of tutorials on cutting clothes to fit the Swiffer. The microfiber clothes will stick to the Velcro on the Swiffer without any extra work but most clothes are too large and will trail behind the Swiffer, making it difficult to mop without everything getting wrinkly and lumped up. So lame.
You could either cut the clothes to fit the Swiffer and sew a hem to keep them from unraveling (which is a lot of work) or you could do this:
Genius I tell you. Slip a rubber band over the Swiffer and stuff the extra cloth under it.
It stays out of the way – no need for sewing and cutting!