A few weeks ago I was in the kitchen and heard Ed call out to me from our bedroom saying… “This thing is not working”.
Not having any idea what the heck he was talking about, I stopped what I was doing to go investigate and found him standing in the master bath cleaning the floor with a Swiffer Vac and again telling me, “This is not working right.”
I answered, “What do you mean it is not working right?” “I can hear it and see it picking up dirt from the floor.” His reply…“It is not squirting out the cleaner”.
It took me a second for what he said to register in my brain and then I started to laugh out loud, not only at him, but at me for just assuming he knew everything about the Swiffer cleaning tools we have, as I did. I told him to stay still as I wanted to run to get my camera as I wanted to document the moment.
I realized he grabbed the wrong Swiffer mop from the hidden closet under the foyer staircase where we store our cleaning supplies. :-) He thought he was using the Swiffer Wet Jet that he always uses to clean the bathroom floor. It is purple, has an opening to place a bottle of Swiffer cleaning solution and a dual action spray nozzle that dispenses it onto the floor when you press a trigger on the handle.
The Swiffer mops don’t look at all alike to me, but maybe that is because I have been educated by the folks at Swiffer to the details and differences of each cleaning tool they make. I took this info for granted and realized I needed to explain what I know about each tool to Ed that I assumed he knew.
I figured if Ed didn’t know then a lot of my readers may not know the difference of the Swiffer cleaning tools either. Time to show you the differences and a sneak peek at the new vinyl plank flooring in the game room that we have been making over.
Ed always does the bathroom floor and I do the other rooms where we have hardwood or luxury vinyl plank. I always use the Swiffer Sweeper with a dry cloth first or my Swiffer Vac to get up any loose dirt and dust from the floor and then go over it with the Swiffer Wet Jet. The whole process takes about 10 minutes.
On Monday I told you that we just finished putting luxury vinyl plank in the game room. Here is a sneak peek at the flooring. It looks so good. Before the room had wall-to-wall carpeting and I used a vacuum to clean it. Now I get to use my Swiffers to clean the floor.
Yesterday, I cleaned up all the sawdust we created in the room when we cut the base shoe molding. I wanted to get the floor clean before we moved the contents of the room back in.
Let me introduce you to “My Cleaning Crew” that consists of:
- The Swiffer Sweeper that is a 2-in-1 hard surface sweeping and mopping tool. The dry cloth has deep ridges and grooves that conform to the surface of your floor to trap and lock dirt, dust and hair, while the wet cloth dissolves dirt and grime and traps it away giving you an amazing clean. It even comes in an XL size now, too.
- The WetJet Mop is used with either a WetJet pad or a WetJet Extra Power pad that has the scrubbing power of a Magic Eraser. The Absorb + Lock Strip on the pads help trap dirt and grime deep in pad so it doesn’t get pushed around. When you’re done, just remove the pad and throw it, and all that dirt, away forever. It is safe on finished wood, laminate, vinyl, linoleum, tile, marble and stone floors. You can buy different scents of the cleaning solution. My favorite solution to use is Open Window Fresh Scent. I use the Hardwood Formula solution for the hardwood in my kitchen and living room as it dries fast and leaves no streaking.
- Swiffer 360° Duster is one well designed cleaning tool. It has Dust Lock Adhesive™ and 50% more fibers than regular dusters, its all-around design cleans deep into grooves to trap and lock up to 3X more dust than a feather duster. The best part – you can reuse it many times and will know when it is time to dispose when it stops picking up dust.
I LOOOOOVE the 360° Duster so much and use it for more than dusting furniture. I use it to clean off the sanding grit after sanding in-between coats of paint. These are the louvered doors for the game room closets that I recently painted. The duster comes with a short yellow handle or you can use it with the Swiffer Extender for 3 feet of extra clean.
I even keep one in my car to make it easy to clean all the dust off my dashboard, especially in pollen season. It swipes it all away in seconds.
My “Cleaning Crew” Giveaway is OVER.
The winner of a box of Swiffer tools and refills is: Heather Anne. Congratulations!!!