This Swiffer Duster Hack Will Save You Money (We Tested a TikTok Viral Trend)
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This hack really cleans up!
Recently on TikTok I saw people sharing something that could be a game-changer when it comes to cleaning! According to the Tik Tok’ers, you can throw Swiffer disposable dusters in the wash to clean them, then reuse again and again. Hold up, whaaaat? We decided to give this a try and see if the dusters would in fact hold up in the wash.
If this is true, I know it would personally save me (and many of you) quite a bit of money! I go through quite a few of these when cleaning my home as I prefer Swiffer dusters to traditional feather dusters.
Great Value 360 Dusters start at $4.43 while Swiffer Heavy Duty Dusters start at $4.47 depending on the length and type of handle you choose, so the price is pretty comparable between the two.
Here’s how to wash your Swiffer Duster:
1. After dusting, simply throw the Swiffer Duster into the wash with your other cleaning rags and a little laundry detergent on the delicate or gentle cycle (I always choose hot water to kill germs).
2. Once the Swiffer has finished washing, be sure to air dry on a towel or hang it up to dry. I typically hang mine up outside and they end up being fluffy and like new again.
3. Use your Swiffer Duster again and again!
How well did the generic version hold up in the wash?
I’d say that the Walmart Great Value brand Duster (orange) held up better than I anticipated. It wasn’t quite as fluffy after the wash as the Swiffer brand was, and it took a little longer to dry, but it’s ready to use again.
Initially, it looked like cantaloupe or spaghetti squash and was kind of stringy when I took it out of the washer, but after a day it was much better, so be sure and allow it to dry a little longer.
You can also reuse the regular (cheaper) blue & white Swiffers Dusters but I recommend that you hand wash them with a little dishwashing liquid and use your sink sprayer. After washing, I’d place the duster on a towel or hang to dry.
The regular dusters aren’t as fluffy and durable as the heavy-duty dusters, so hand washing is the better option in this case. Machine washing tends to make them clump up, unlike the heavy-duty version.
As you can see, you can save quite a bit of money by simply washing your dusters instead of tossing them after each use! Good for your budget and the planet!
Have any cleaning hacks you’d like to share? Be sure and let us know as we love finding new ways to save time and money when cleaning!
*Please note that you cannot wash feather dusters!