There’s a Right Way to Use a Swiffer and Here it Is
Let’s face it—we all want a clean home, but cleaning can be time-consuming and tedious. Lucky for us, there’s a helpful tool that makes tidying up a breeze: the Swiffer! Don’t be fooled by its simpleLooks though—using this life-saver correctly may take some trial and error. That’s why I’m here to share with you the right way to use a Swiffer so you can
How to use the Swiffer
The Swiffer is one of the most popular cleaning tools on the market today. It can easily pick up dirt, dust and even pet hair from hard surfaces such as tile, wood and laminate floors quickly and efficiently. But in order to maximize its effectiveness, you need to make sure you use it properly. Below are some tips for getting the most out of your Swiffer.
Choose the right attachment: The Swiffer comes with a variety of attachments so you can get into small spaces around baseboards, ductwork and furniture legs. Choose an attachment that fits your cleaning space best.
Prepare your surface: Before using the Swiffer, move any large objects out of the way so you can access all areas of the floor. Also make sure that any wet spots have been dried up before beginning to sweep.
Shake it up: Shake out the cloth before use to ensure that all dirt and debris are removed from inside it first. This will help prevent accidental redistribution while mopping or sweeping your floor with it.
Move in slow straight lines: When using a Swiffer, move in slow straight lines as opposed to circular motion — this will help ensure that no dirt is missed or left behind in corners or edges of rooms.
Empty the pads regularly: As you work across your floor, don’t forget to empty and replace used pads often — this will help keep your Swiffer running at peak performance for longer periods of time!
How can I use Swiffer on hardwood floors?
Using a Swiffer on hardwood floors can be a great way to clean up quickly, but it’s important to ensure you’re using the cleaning tool correctly. Following these steps can help you get your hardwood floor looking spotless without causing any damage.
First, always make sure that your Swiffer is set to the lowest setting before you start in case you have particle buildup on your floor. Next, start with an old towel or cloth and pass it over the whole area. This will remove any loose particles, dust or pet hair.
If your floor is too heavily soiled, you may want to use a stronger cleaner like Murphy Oil Soap before starting with the Swiffer. After cleaning off dirt from your floor, make sure to dry it off with a clean cloth or towel before proceeding with the Swiffer.
Now for Swiffing! Take a few passes over an area of about 3 feet by 3 feet at a time till dirt has been collected by the pad on your swiffer head. Make sure not to press too hard while using it as this could damage its sensitive surface while also driving particles into wood grain which can collect more bad build-up down there in unseen places! Replace pads frequently (at least every few rooms) so that they stay absorbent and fresh and don’t leave dirt behind them as they move over surfaces still picking up more messes along their paths through out more rooms of yours!
Homemade Swiffer solution for hardwood
Because Swiffers are a dry system, they work best on floors that have been freshly mopped. The swiffer cleaning solution can also be used on unsealed hardwood and laminate floors, but using a homemade cleaning solution is significantly better for your floor.
Making your own homemade Swiffer cleaning solution for hardwood is easy. Simply mix 1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of castile soap, 3-4 drops of essential oil (for scent) and one cup water in an old spray bottle and you will have a great all-purpose cleaner for your hardwoods that won’t dull the finish or harm the boards.
To use it, simply spray the floor in sections and then use your Swiffer to wipe up. You won’t need to wait for it to dry as you would with a wet mop; this makes it even faster than usual! After you have finished mopping each section of the floor with the Swiffer dry mop pad, go back over the same section with a microfiber cloth dampened slightly with warm water or even just the leftover homemade cleaning solution on your Swiffer pad. This takes care of any residue left after sweeping with the Swiffer dry mop pad and adds extra shine to your hardwood flooring!