Also, really… what’s with throwing these things away? Forget about being green, it just doesn’t make economic sense. I’m looking at Swiffer Sweeper (dust mop) refills on Amazon and the best deal I found was a box of 24 for $12. It also said that they’d clean 100 square feet each. Wow! 100 whole square feet! So if you had a 1200 square foot house it would cost you $6 to wet mop your home with Swiffer. You could easily mop 1200 square feet with one or two microfiber mop pads. Then, when you’re done, instead of throwing them in the trash you can throw them in the wash. You could then do the same thing next week, and the week after that (and on and on for at least a few years). Let’s say you could only get 100 washings out of a microfiber mop pad (read more about how long microfiber lasts here), and let’s say you used two 17” wet pads to mop your 1200 square feet every week and they lasted you 2 years (100 washings). The reusable microfiber mops would cost $0.07 per week (3.45 x 2 / 100). The Swiffer would cost you $6.00 per week.
- Packaging: Advantage Swiffer
- Marketing: Advantage Swiffer
- Cleaning Ability: Advantage Microfiber
- Quickness: Advantage Microfiber
- “Green”ness: Advantage Microfiber
- Economy: Advantage Microfiber
This is the biggest no brainer in the history of no brainers.