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 refill them on my own. 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 – Pledge floor cleaner, 1.47L of water, 1/4 measuring cup, wise grip, and an empty Swiffer wet jet bottle.
  2. Remove wet jet cap – use the vice grip to take it off counterclockwise
  3. Add Pledge – add about 1/8 of a cup (half the 1/4 measuring cup) to the empty Swiffer bottle.
  4. Add Water – add warm water to the Swiffer bottle
  5. Screw on the cap – by hand
  6. Secure cap with wrench
  7. 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 tip 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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  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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