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A TikToker is racking up millions of views with a video that shows how she reuses disposable Swiffer refill containers.
The video — posted by TikTok user @chrissyvroom4 in November 2020 — shows the TikToker microwaving a mug of water for one to two minutes. She then dunks the disposable Swiffer refill into the steaming mug for 30 seconds. The hot water causes the lid to come off, and the user refills the container with her favorite cleaning solution.
The video has more than 4 million views and 630,000 likes at the time of writing, and it seems some TikTok users have tried the hack themselves.
“I’ve been using this for years and it saves a lot of money,” one TikToker commented.
Some TikTok users said in the comments that they’re impressed with the cost-saving and potentially environmentally friendly hack.
“Saving money and the planet, heck yeah,” one TikToker commented.
“Times are tough,” wrote another. “You have to save every dollar right now.”
A professional cleaner says the hack is a great way to customize your mop
Bailey Carson, head of cleaning for Handy, a household services app, told Insider that aside from saving money, this hack is clever because it allows you to use any cleaning product you want.
“The great thing about a refillable spray mop is that the power lies in the convenience of being able to spray the cleaning solution exactly where you need it,” Carson told Insider. “Depending on the flooring in your home, you may opt for your favorite retail brands’ cleaning product.”
Carson added that making your own cleaning solution for a compatible refill bottle can save you more money while further customizing your cleanup.
“To save even more and keep your home environment clean, you can create your own cleaning solution using natural ingredients that can be found in your home,” Carson said. The professional suggests using a mixture of distilled water and vinegar for a homemade refill.
When reached for comment by Insider, a representative for Swiffer said its “dusters are designed to be disposable and are not designed to be washed or reused,” and did not provide further comment when asked if the brand had plans to sell a refillable container.
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