Swiffer Product CostPosted: November 4, 2011
What are these handy products REALLY costing you?! Here’s the scoop.
a) If you use 1 dry swiffer wipe per week you will spend $16.12/year
Here’s the math.
I looked up swiffer wipes, as I don’t know their price at the top of my head. I found this. $5 for 16 count. $5 (the price of the box) / 16 (the number of swiffer wipes)=$.31 (approximately. I rounded down). Each wipe is therefore $.31 x 52 (the number of weeks in a year)= $16.12. Not too bad. But I usually used 2-3 wipes a pop.
b) If you use 1 wet swiffer pad per week you will spend $17.16 /year.
Here’s the math
7.97 (the cost of a 24 ct. box from Wal-mart)/24 (the number of wipes in the box)=.33/wipe. .33 x 52 (weeks in a year)=17.16
c) If you use 1 swiffer duster per week you will spend $45.24/year.
Here’s the math
I found that swiffer dusters cost $13.99 for a package of 16, here
$13.99 (cost of package)/16 (number of dusters)=.87/duster x52 (number of weeks in a year)= $45.24
d) If you use one wet swiffer pad, swiffer duster and swiffer wipe per week you will spend $78.50/year.
I use microfiber cloths I received as wedding gifts. They work just as well. See the pictures below if you don’t believe me. (Yes, I clean my floors often. This picture was taken after I had not swiffered for two days). I did see some microfiber cloths at Wal-Mart for approximately $4. Consider switching your cleaning products. It could save you a lot of money!
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