Etsy, Giveaways, Green Products, Homemaking

An EcoGreenPads *Giveaway* (Ends Feb 9th)


I started using a Swiffer WetJet as my mop probably six or seven years ago. At the time, I bought the refill bottles of cleaner as well as the disposable pads that go with it. I wasn’t happy with the cost (or the waste) but it was easier than dealing with a bucket and mop.


But one day two summers ago, shortly after having moved into our new house, I was on Etsy and saw something that would change my mopping habits for good! Apparently, other people are frustrated by the waste and cost of using a Swiffer, too, and so they make reusable pads that can be used in place of the disposable ones. ^_^

I bought a pad from a shop called EcoGreenPads and I have been so pleased with it that today I’m offering two of my readers a chance to win one of their own! Recently, I contacted Marlene (in my home state of Michigan!) and let her know just how excited I am with no longer having to purchase disposable mop pads, and asked if she’d be interested in providing two pads for my environmentally-conscious readers to try and she said yes! So, thank you Marlene! I know you guys are going to love them.

Her cotton and terry cloth pads easily attach by Velcro onto the bottom of the Swiffer WetJet and stay put completely while mopping. They also detach easily, making the whole experience stress-free.


To enter the giveaway, simply comment below about your mopping habits. What kind of cleaner do you use and how often do you mop? Feel free to enter for yourself or to win it as a gift (a friend or relative who uses a Swiffer, perhaps?)red-pad

Please enter between now and Thursday, February 9, 2017. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, February 10th.

You must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of the continental United States to enter. For more information about giveaways hosted on Living Lighter in Atlanta, please click here.

Good luck!green-pads

18 thoughts on “An EcoGreenPads *Giveaway* (Ends Feb 9th)”

  1. Those pads are a wonderful idea! I bought one of those Swiffers too a couple of years ago. I was frustrated when I realized that the bottles were tamper-free ( ie: I couldn’t refill them) and that the pads were throwaways. I still rather use a mop and bucket.

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    1. Yeah, Stephen actually made ours refillable by cutting a hole in the top and sticking a rubber cork in it! But then I decided to make it even easier and fill my own spray bottle with floor cleaner and spray as I move with my Swiffer and Marlene’s pad. ^_^

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  2. We have a Swiffer and it’s my go-to cleaning tool before and after we have company (my guy is lenient on the no-shoes-in-the-house rule). It gets to the point that I don’t want to use too many of the throw away pads so I’ll also go around working out the stubborn spots with a rag. We’re moving this month into another apartment with hard wood floors and I hope to start out on the right foot cleaning-wise! Thanks for sharing this (:

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  3. What a cool idea!! I use a Swiffer wetjet (and I have a dry one, too), but I don’t mop very frequently. I probably should, but I’m quite No-Shoes-Nazi, so our floors are always quite clean. I get pretty grossed out by mops (they always look so dirty!), so I love the Swiffer concept but OH the waste! I generally hate disposable things (except diapers…).

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  4. I have to Swiffer up stuff three times a day here! And when it’s wet or snowy outside and the dogs come in I chase after them with the darned thing like a crazy person! Even wiping their feet at the door doesn’t get it all. And tell Stephen that great minds think alike. I did that with my bottle, too!

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      1. We do but it’s on the side of the house and we try to get the dogs in and out through the doorwall in back.And Remy is so darned long-bodied he actually barely fits between the mud room door and the family room!


  5. How cool are you?! What a great giveaway! I too am a swiffer wet jet user. Except I can’t remember when I used it last because 1) I refuse to buy more pads, 2) the diy reusable pads I made are horrible…, and 3) I’m incredibly lazy. Also, there is a way to get the tops off the bottles, it’s just really hard the first time. If you submerge the bottle top upside down in warm water for about 5 minutes, you can take pliers to the cap and gently yet forcefully get that sucker to come off. I didn’t think it was possible the first time I tried it but I persisted and it came off (not going to lie, I cursed at it like a sailor who ran out of rum!).

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    1. It’ll come off?! That’s awesome to know, I’ll have to try it again (I gave up when I thought it was hopeless).
      Ha! I don’t blame you for not swiffering much. The cost and waste used to drive me nuts!

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