The Swiffer WetJet bottle is not designed to be opened and refilled. But a little ingenuity goes a long way. To get the cap off, simply dunk it in boiling water for 30 seconds — more if necessary. The heat will loosen up the plastic just enough to unscrew it. Using pliers, twist the cover clockwise, and it will pop off. Now you’re free to reuse the container.
For an inexpensive hardwood floor cleaner, use vinegar, hot water, and a few drops of dish soap. To tackle tile flooring, use the same but swap vinegar with alcohol. Twist the cap on until you hear the locking click, and you’re ready to use your WetJet.
You can save even more money and gain sustainability points by forgoing Swiffer’s single-use disposable pads and making DIY floor mop refills with reusable paper towels or microfiber cloths. Mother Nature and your wallet will thank you.