The Swiffer and other similar products like the Clorox Ready Mop floor cleaning systems are convenient. However the refills are expensive and hardly environmentally friendly. They are also not non-toxic.
I know personally, every time I’ve used a Swiffer wet pad at someone else’s home, I’ve gotten a headache. They have a very strong odor that makes me uncomfortable. The dry pad refills are also pricey and I don’t like the disposable aspect either.
I was so glad to find these microfiber pads to use as an alternatives. I love microfiber and use it all the time around my house: for mopping, dusting, all my cleaning actually. These microfiber cloths fit perfectly into the disposable mopping systems mops. The price is right too.
I love that I can wash and reuse microfiber a thousand times before it loses its absorbency. Microfiber is highly attracted to dust, in fact it works better than the disposable Swiffer dry pads. It’s even antibacterial. Studies have shown that microfiber lowers the bacterial count of a surface by 99% – because it’s so absorbent.