Last month I revealed how Ed and I enclosed the area under the open staircase in our foyer with a hidden door to create a closet. What I didn’t show you was what we store inside the new closet under the staircase.
I am revealing it today to help celebrate the 18th birthday of Swiffer. You read that right, Swiffer, the newfangled mop that swept the nation by storm in 1999 is 18 years old.
My new closet is where I keep my cleaning tools. I used to store them in my laundry closet, but they were hard to get to. I moved them to the new hidden closet where they are very easy to grab when needed.
Do you remember the humorous Swiffer commercials back in 1999? I do… and more about when Swiffer came into homes across the nation.
I probably have a more vivid memory of the launch than most of us because I remember my mom who loved to bring my siblings and I gifts and goodies when she visited bought me a Swiffer when they first came out on the market. I fondly remember her walking into my house pushing a Swiffer along the floor and doing a little dance. She thought it was the best cleaning invention ever.
She loved to dance and would have enjoyed attending the 18th birthday bash in NYC earlier this month where Dancing With the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiv danced with a blinged-out Swiffer.
Blinged out Swiffers are one of a kind, but over the past 18 years Swiffer has added more products to their line. All of them make cleaning floors and more… easy and even fun.
To organize the cleaning tools in my closet I attached a painted board horizontally to the wall and added hooks along it to hang my cleaning tools.
Swiffer handles were designed to be hung to make storing a breeze.
On the wall to the left of the closet door I placed an old shelving unit with a broken back to hold refills for the mops, vac and dusters. We also created a charging station on the two lower shelves to charge all the batteries for all our cordless tools.
One is for the Swiffer Vac.
On the right side of the closet is where I have my ironing board, vacuum and broom. I use the broom outside to sweep my front porch. The turquoise desk and saddle-holding horse are being stored here until my daughters have room in their own homes for them.
Looks like the top of the desk could use a little Swiffering. :-)
If you would like to see how we created this closet you can find all the details in this post: How To Add a Closet Under a Staircase With a Hidden Door
I may not put my dancing shoes on when I clean, but I do love that with Swiffer, you can live in a clean house without spending your life cleaning it. I also love how easily I can store all my Swiffer’s in my closet under the staircase.
Giveaway has ended.