Save $$ By Making Your Own Reusable Mop Pads
Mop to your heart's content with reusable pads and a homemade floor cleaner than won't put a dent in your wallet.
- microfiber cloth
- snap tool
- small, metal snaps
- mop with flat base
- clean spray bottle
- distilled water
- rubbing alcohol
- dish soap
1: Lay your microfiber cloth face down, and put the flat-base mop head in the center. Cut off excess cloth with scissors. Note: You'll want the cloth to fold over the top of the mop head a few inches on both sides.
2: Using your snap tool, add plastic snaps to one side of the microfiber cloth. Note: We added six snaps on each side, approximately 1/2" from the edge and 1" apart.
3: Add accompanying snaps to the other side with the same placement as the others.
4: Snap the microfiber cloth into place around the mop head.
5: To create a safe, eco-friendly floor cleaner, fill a spray bottle halfway with distilled water and top off with rubbing alcohol. Add about 1 tablespoon of dish soap. Give the bottle a good shake to blend the ingredients.
6: Need to clean up a spill? Simply spray your homemade cleaner directly on the surface, then mop up with your reusable pad. When you're done, toss the microfiber cloth in the washer. Note: Clean your cloth in the washer using warm water and a gentle liquid detergent. Let your cloth air-dry, or place in the dryer on low heat with no dryer sheet.