Cleaning, Dancing, and Decorating With Swiffer in NYC

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While I wait for the primer coats of paint to dry on my kitchen cabinets, I thought I would show you where I went a month ago.

View of NYC from good Housekeeping Magazines offices

I have lots of photos and a video that I think will make you smile from a fantastic trip to NYC that was hosted by Swiffer.  You know Swiffer, right?  The green boxes and cleaning tools that make cleaning easy and fun. This is the second year that I have been part of the Swiffer team or as we are fondly known… Swiffer Fanatics.

I joined the team of bloggers from around the country to learn the newest science behind Swiffer products, plus I found out about a Swiffer cleaning tool I had never used before.  It is now my favorite way to clean my hardwood floors.  More on this later, first I want to tell you about the trip.

You know I love NYC and this trip will be one of my most memorable visits, EVER! I enjoyed meeting up with other bloggers and the Swiffer team from P&G, and all the fun places we went in and around NYC, but what made this trip one I will never forget was this….


…getting to dance with two former Rockettes and learn a few simple moves and kicks.

I love the Rockettes, like…. really LOVE watching them every year in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and going to Radio City to see the Christmas Show. I have seen it many times and it never gets old for me. :-) Whenever I see the Rockettes, I want to jump up and dance.  It was so much fun to be able to do just that after all these years.

We took a bus from our hotel to the Paul Taylor Dance Studio where two Rockettes were waiting for us to teach us a few moves using a Swiffer duster as our prop.

Swiffer dancing with the Rockettes

After about an hour…we were ready to take the stage.

I have been on a lot of trips with brands, but Swiffer always makes their brand immersions so much fun.

Dancing like a Rockette was only one of the fun events we got to take part in.

We also went to Carlos Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ. It is where the TV show, Cake Boss is filmed.

What to do in NYC

We took part in a cake decorating contest where we each got to decorate a cake with fondant in Swiffer colors.  Here is my finished cake.


I have never worked with fondant before, having the professional machinery to flatten the fondant made us look like pros.


We also went to the Hearst building where the offices of Good Housekeeping are.  Swiffer, of course has the GH seal of approval. :-)  It is pretty amazing to see how Good Housekeeping tests everything from ovens to toys and the extend they go to.

Foster Dogs NYC

Next up on our itinerary was going to Foster Dogs, NYC.

Animal shelter in NYC

We got to give some love to some very cute furry friends who are looking for a forever home. If you are in NYC and know anyone who would love a furry pup or kitty, this is the place to go. If you are a pet owner, then you know just how wonderful a Swiffer is at keeping pet hair scarce around the house.


What’s a brand immersion event without learning the newest and greatest features of the products?  I came prepared to tell the folks at Swiffer that the WetJet sometimes leaves a film on my wood floor. No need, it was the first thing on the agenda. It is one of the biggest complaints about the Swiffer Wetjet, that it left streaks and film on wood…. Not anymore!

Adjustments to the pad now spreads the liquid more evenly, as well as absorbs it even more, so no streaks or film. If you have a Wet Jet, the new pads are now in stores, they have a purple Absorb & Lock strip running along the middle of the pad.

Swiffer vac

The other thing I learned was that Swiffer has a vacuum called the Sweep + Vac. I didn’t know this, but after hearing from all the other bloggers how wonderful it is, I have one now!

I have had it for a few weeks now…it has become my go-to cleaning tool when I need to sweep the floor. It even gets all the little pine cones pieces from my yard that we bring in on our shoes.

If you use Swiffer products then you know they do make cleaning easy…and we all love that!

Cleaning closet organizing tips

I added the Swiffer Sweep + Vac to my cleaning supplies. It needs to be plugged in so I have it near the wall outlet. I also use the Wet Jet, Duster, and the original Swiffer that can be used with wet and or dry cloths. Cleaning for me has never been so easy.

Did you know that you can use a Swiffer Dry Refill Cloth to:

  • Clean your walls before painting. You’ll avoid the dust and dirt that can get trapped in the paint. The Swiffer duster works well for this, too. I even use it to clean off the sanding grit when I am painting a piece of furniture. It works like a tack cloth.
  • Planning to move? Place the cloths between plates and other breakables. Not only will you keep them cushioned, you’ll be able to clean when you move into the new place.
  • Use them to clean baseboards and ceiling fans.
  • Use them to wipe down the inside of the washer and dryer to remove lint and buildup.
  • Use them as drawer fresheners–add essential oil and place in drawers or cabinets to keep them smelling fresh.


What is your favorite way to use a Swiffer?


As I said in the beginning of this post… I had one fabulous time in NYC thanks to Swiffer. The only thing I didn’t get to do and wanted to since the weather was beautiful…was to take one of these beauties parked in front of our hotel out for a spin.

Maybe next time.

Do you use any Swiffer products or love the Radio City Rockettes as much as I do?

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  1. I have a Rockette story for you! Several years ago the Rockettes came to Columbus, OH. Our 7-story office building was new at the time and the Rockettes used the empty floors below us for their practices. We could always tell when the entire ensemble was practicing in the afternoon because the water cups would literally shake on our desks, and you could literally feel the music throughout the office. Bonus was being able to attend the Christmas show free!

    1. Hi Denise – What a fun story to tell. I bet hearing the vibrations and the music made your work place a very festive place. Getting to see the show for free … :-)

      1. You have just made me SO HAPPY!!! A dusty car is a pet peeve of mine but it never occurred to me to keep one in the car! I plan a day to wash the car inside & out and of course once it’s cold I just endure till spring. Not any more – another duster is on the shopping list!

  2. What a cute post! So happy you had a good time in NYC. I love the Rocketts, how cool to be able to learn a routine from a couple of them. I love my Swiffer products. Hope your primer dries quickly :)

    1. Hi Melissa – I am painting the kitchen cabinets one section at a time. Primer is on and I am about to put the second coat of paint on the first section. It is looking good and makes the room so much brighter, especially at night.

  3. I’m happy to hear that Swiffer has done something about the hard floor streaking. I stopped using the product for that reason. I’ll try it again with the new cloths, so thanks for the info. Sounds like you had a great time in NY and thanks for sharing with us. Oh, one of my favorite uses is dusting baseboards and ceiling cobwebs with the long handled 360 degree dusters. Sure makes it easy.

    1. Hi Pat – I love the long handled duster. It is a pretty genius tool and easy to store. I have one and use it to clean all the ceiling fans in my house and the ceiling cobwebs.

  4. I know blogging is alot of work but…the perks would be great.. dancing at the studio and then decorating a cake with people we watch year after year. I love swiffers and with 2 indoor beagles and a cat I always have them handy. Please remember I can have a bag packed in a moment notice and will tag along anytime(LOL). Have a great day hopefully Matthew didn’t bring to much flooding to your area.

    1. Hi Lou – I wish I could take all my readers with me. :-) I try to get lots of photos so that I can share them with you. Matthew didn’t cause any problems where I live in the middle of the state of SC. Closer to the coast was were all the flooding is. Hopefully those effected can get the needed help and their homes restored quickly.