Since school started back things have been a little crazy. I mean its nothing unusual for the first weeks of school, but after a few months of just relaxing and having fun it is a little hard to want to sit and do homework and chores after a long day at school. Unfortunately my house totally reflects this too.
School papers everywhere.
School supplies everywhere.
Kids shoes/back packs/clothes everywhere (they totally come inside and just drop everything at the door).
A massive mess everywhere.
* Did you know that a massive amount of American couples ( 85%) add stress to their relationship at home.*
So whenever that gorgeous green Swiffer box arrived I sighed a sigh of relief, help had arrived. Finally a quick and easy way to clean up that even my kids can enjoy. I don’t know about your kids but my kids actually argue over who uses the Swiffer, in my house dusting and Swiffering the floors are really popular chores. Honestly it was funny because my kids knew what was in the green box before I even opened them, those Swiffer commercials are very effective!
So I quickly turned on the new Maroon 5 album (which is super amazing by the way) and assigned chores to each kid, making sure that each kid got a turn with the new Swiffers. Before I knew it there were no shoes on my now shiny and clean hardwood floods, there were no school supplies or paper all over my previously dusty tables. Everything was clean and smelled amazing because not only do the Swiffer dusters clean very good (even on electronics) they are even scented with GAIN so that you get a nice refreshing scent as well. The floors also smelled super nice because the Swiffer Sweeper is paired with the scent of Febreeze to completely eliminate bad smells and replace them with a welcoming clean scent.
Unfortunately the video that I took of my friend being surprised by the Swiffer green box got deleted, which is a super bummer because she loved it. She said that its going to make her life so much easier because she’s a single mom of a little one and between work and his school she has little time to clean and this will help her clean fast. She also mentioned that with the help of Swiffer she will be able to get her young son to help out as well, even with the floor cleaning!
Since I cant share the video of my friend being surprise I have the next best thing. I let my oldest son (the neat freak) open the door to the surprise of the green box and he was totally elated, he even called “dibs” on the duster immediately!
Before I knew it he was Swiffering everything. Nothing in sight was safe. With Swiffer being so gentle he can use it on my most fragile surfaces like my canvas print, laptop keyboards, our new TV, and even himself! For me though, Im thankful that any of my three can use the Swiffer Sweeper to quickly clean up the messes that they make. These cleaning tools make it so much easier for everyone in the family to help out (and WANT to help out), now we have so much more time to spend doing other things!
* A Whopping 82% of wives don’t ask for help with cleaning because they don’t want to “nag” .Yet 61% of husbands said that they would help if they were just asked. * Come on ladies share that Swiffer love with your husbands!
All I can think of is how great this will be for whenever its snowy outside, because now when they walk inside tracking snow everywhere on my hardwood floors I can now simply grab my Swiffer to clean up! Better yet, the KIDS can grab the Swiffer and clean it up!
Be sure to check out this video from Eric Stonestreet (from Modern Family) to see how he keeps his house clean whenever he has guest over.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.