How to Make Swiffer Wet Jet Refill

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About six years ago I was sick of paying $4.99 for the Swiffer Wet Jet Refills and wanted a cheaper solution. I could have gone with the classical mop and bucket route, but I liked the design and functionality of the Swiffer Wet Jets. So I started playing around with refill bottles and started looking how I could create my own Swiffer Wet Jet refill hack. After working with the cap for about 10 minutes in the garage and gathering some cleaning fluid I came up with the following process to remove my Swiffer wet jet bottle and refill it for about $.10/bottle. Here are the steps I use to refill my wet jet bottles and save me and my family a ton of money!

  1. Supplies needed – Your favorite floor cleaner such as Pledge floor cleaner, 1.47L of water, 1 tablespoon, vise grip, and an empty Swiffer wet jet bottle
  2. Remove wet jet cap – use the vice grip to take it off counterclockwise
  3. Add floor cleaner – add 2 tablespoons to the empty Swiffer bottle
  4. Add Water – add warm water to the Swiffer bottle
  5. Gently swirl the bottle to mix – I found swirling to be better than shaking to avoid bubbles
  6. Screw on the cap – by hand clockwise
  7. Secure cap with wrench – this ensures you won’t have leakage when you turn the bottle over
  8. Insert full bottle into Swiffer Wet Jet – enjoy your new refilled wet jet bottle that only cost you $0.10


I’d say in the past six years that this homemade Swiffer solution refill alone has saved my family $300-$500!

Now to compound your savings, even more, look at making your own wet jet pads. Here is a great tutorial blog on how to make your own wet jet pads that are reusable and environmentally friendly (washable).

 Happy cleaning and saving money!

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6 comments

  1. M says:

    You can also remove the cap of the empty bottle by hand after holding the cap under the surface of a saucepan of boiling for about 30 seconds.

  2. Darcy says:

    Awesome! I tried to pry the caps off of the bottles before so I could refill them, but I always broke them and then had to buy the refills. Glad I saw this, so now I know that it can be done!

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