The timing could not have been better.
We just moved into a new place with hard wood floors as far as the eye could see. It was not dirty by any means, but could use a polish.
Thankfully, at the very same time, I was contacted to join the #ManClean movement sponsored by Swiffer.
The whole point of the campaign is to give men some much-needed cred for keeping clean around the house. Dads everywhere also love to vacuum, dust and tidy. Why hide it?
I certainly do my fair share of cleaning up after the kids.
So it was the perfect time for a package of Swiffer products to arrive at the door.
The prize of the bunch was a Swiffer Wet Jet. You know the one, you shoot cleaning fluid on the floor and wipe it up as you go. Plus it makes a cool robotic noise as you do it.
There was the classic dry Swiffer and a Swiffer duster that extended so you can reach all those high and dusty spots.
We have had Swiffer products before, but not like this. The Wet Jet was too good to be true.
On top of all of this, I got to interview the ambassador of the whole #ManClean movement, Amir Johnson. Yes that Amir Johnson. The guy who plays for the Toronto Raptors.
Here is my quick take on each product.
It had some assembly and it needed batteries, but after that I was off to the races. You have pads and you also have some extra strength pads for mega cleaning.
Once you pop in the cleaning fluid, you just tap the button to spray on the floor while swiffering. There were no stains that survived.
Once I was done the floor was shiny and the air smelled fresh.
The Wet Jet is ideal for the kitchen or bathroom where there is likely sticky stuff that won’t come off unless damp.
The only downside I can see is running out of the liquid and having to buy more.
Our place is one of those 100-year-old homes. High ceilings, lighting fixtures and each doorway has a shelf on top. That’s a lot of places for dust to settle. Being a tall guy, I see all that dust. Now I have a tool to get it.
The duster is just like the floor swiffer as it grabs the dust and holds on to it. No more just moving dust around. You actually collect it.
I used it on the TV, the ceiling, frames and more. Worked like a charm.
I found it hard to get the swiffer thing to stay on the duster, but once you master that it works pretty well. It extends so anyone can reach pretty high.
We have all used this one right? Perfect for wood floors to keep them clean. Kids can track in all kinds of stuff from outside, so one quick swiffer before mom comes home and you look like a hero.
No real downside other than when you catch a nail on old wood floors.
That’s it. That is how I #ManClean with Swiffer products.
Oh the bonus of these gadgets, the boys love to help.
They grab their swiffers and walk around the whole place. I do have to take the cleaning stuff out of the Wet Jet or they would use it all up.
Have you tried any of these products? Are you part of the #ManClean movement?
Let me know.
The opinions above are my own. The provided product did not influence my thoughts.