When we moved into our new home, I was excited about the fact that the entire house has wood floors. But to be honest, that excitement quickly turned into, “How on earth am I going to keep these floors clean?” I really like the fact that we have dark wood floors, but I knew that with kids (and crumbs) and a dog, every little fuzzball and piece of dirt and dust would show. But then, I was given the opportunity to try the Swiffer Sweep & Trap, and it was the perfect solution.
This product is new at Target and cleans it all, big and small. It uses rotating blades to pick up large particles (like bits of cereal, large crumbs, miscellaneous snack remnants, etc.) and flicks them into a dirt bin while the attached Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth traps dirt, dust and hair. This combo cleans up big and small messes at the same time, making it much easier to embrace life’s little messes. (And boy, do we have plenty of those at our house!)
The Swiffer Sweep & Trap is only intended for dry pickup on hard floor surfaces. I still mop the floors plenty, but this definitely does the trick for those “in-between mopping” cleanings. It’s a lot quicker and easier than a broom. I just swipe it over the floor and I’m done — no getting down on my hands and knees with a dust pan.
Here you can see a before and after of our entryway. Please don’t judge — this is not a dramatization. Our floor really was that dirty!
And here is the Swiffer Sweep & Trap full of dust and debris. Look at all the dust bunnies it picked up!
Some added benefits are:
- It uses the same dry cloths as the Swiffer Sweeper
- It’s lightweight and compact with an ergonomic handle
- The rotating blades and dirt bin are easily removed for cleaning and easy to reattach too
- No batteries or power required, so it’s just as easy as a broom but cleans better
- Rotating blades are soft so they won’t scratch your floors
You can get $2 of a Swiffer Sweep & Trap starter kit at Target by going here and entering coupon code TGTBBAGU. Offer is valid through 2/28/14.
Which of life’s little messes do you find hardest to embrace?
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
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