If you’ve been reading a while, you know that we struggle with cleaning around our wild boys and the rescue Lab (Oh, the dog fur)!!
My husband and I recently sat down and worked out a new list of chores for the boys because we realized we really hadn’t been asking enough of them, and it had all gotten to be way too much for any one person to handle alone. We might have had this cleaning talk on our 17th wedding anniversary. Yes, we are romantic fools!
Happily, around that same time a #BigGreenBox arrived at our door. It didn’t come with cleaning elves, but it came with the next best thing-a load of handy products from Swiffer. Not only are they great at grabbing dirt, they actually make my kids think cleaning is fun. I’m not sure why, but I don’t really care! When my kids are arguing about who gets to clean the floor, that’s the kind of magic that can only be the #SwifferEffect!
My husband begged me not to show you what we picked up with the Swiffer, but I’m keeping it real here, friends. Yes, that much dog fur and general nastiness was on my actual floor. You’ll note that by using the Swiffer we actually got it picked up instead of just pushing it around. I know-gross. Want to come over? It’s better now. Thank you, #BigGreenBox!
We also got a second box of Swiffer goodness to take to a friend. I took it over to my friend Christy because she’s a good sport and also because while she’s the neatest person I know, I also knew she was still doing old-style cleaning that could be a whole lot easier. She was seriously excited about these goodies-in fact, even her dog was excited! He’s a special breed that doesn’t shed-proof that the entire family is a bunch of clean freaks.
Now, Christy’s house is about the tidiest place I’ve ever been, but she right away grabbed the dusters and ran over to her bookshelf telling me she knew just where there was dust hiding. She was so excited to be able to get into the little nooks and crannies, and to have a way to tackle the everyday cleaning challenges of a real, modern household-like the drumset! I wouldn’t have believed it, but she found dust! I guess that just proves that Swiffer can make cleaning easier for every kind of family-from the seriously remedial to the already tidy.
Oh, and in case you think Hollywood stars don’t have these kinds of issues, you have to go watch this video of Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet and his mom talking about which one of them is the messy one. It’s seriously hilarious. Eric, you’re the funniest man on TV, and you can come Swiffer up for my pigs any day!
Do you get the whole family to help out with cleaning? Have you discovered a routine that works for you? I’d seriously love for you to leave a comment with your best tips!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.