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July 14, 2013

I don’t like Cleaning!

I do like things being clean, but cleaning is tough. Especially for working moms and dads, and for old people. I know “old people” isn’t politically correct, so don’t get me wrong, I LOVE old people. Most of them are hilarious, full or stories and wisdom, and great role models. Swiffer wants to help us all be able to clean quickly, easily, and efficiently. I use a Swiffer Sweeper, a Swiffer Duster, and a Swiffer Sweeper Vac to clean and dust my house. I have since I graduated college, and I couldn’t imagine cleaning with a mop and bucket like when I was little.


My grandma is currently living with my parents, she has been since she moved up with my grandpa who was on hospice care and passed away recently. When he was healthier and more active, they were a lot like the couple in this clip put out by Proctor & Gamble and Swiffer. The first time I saw the shorter, commercial version of this clip on tv, I laughed out loud. Old people are so fun to watch!

Swiffer Effect with Morty and Lee

Grandmas are great at Cleaning!

My grandma loves having things clean, but she is SHORT and getting old. She is such a sweetheart and never asks for help, so I have many memories of her getting up on stools and reaching on her tippie toes to clean everywhere. When I was little, I knew if I waited to clean my room until my grandma came over, she would do all the work and I could relax. Things like cheese slicers and mixing cups frequently disappeared, but us kids washed WAY fewer dishes when grandma and grandpa were in town for the summer. My grandpa didn’t seem to know how to clean even if the dust fell on his face. I don’t think my grandma knows much (if anything) about Swiffer, so I plan on showing her this video soon!


What will I be like when I get old?

Couples like this, and many of the old people I know, make me wonder about what Peter and I will be like when we are old. I hope we will be one of those “cute old couples” that holds hands on walks, has friends over at least once a week, and makes each other laugh daily. I hope we can travel the world and fill our time with family and fun. I never really thought about how cleaning will work when we are old…. probably just like this couple – Peter will nap and I will clean. Oh wait, that’s how it works now! Haha, I love Peter but cleaning tends to be the last thing on his mind, so he does the projects and home improvements, and I clean up when he’s done. And he’s a great cook so I’m happy to wash more dishes after he cooks for me.

How do you handle the cleaning responsibilities in your house?

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Swiffer provided me with material compensation as well as the video clip within this post. Opinions are 100% my own.


  1. latanya says:

    I love Swifter products. They really make cleaning easier.

  2. Robin Wilson says:

    I have used some of them in the past and liked them very much. This would be great to gift to my son and his new apartment!

  3. I use swiffer all time. They are amazing cleaning products.

  4. I use swiffer all time. They are amazing cleaning products.

  5. I like to use Swiffers on the laundry room floor to pick up pet hair and lint

  6. Austin Baroudi says:

    Love the Swiffer! It makes cleaning so much easier!

  7. Swiffer rocks and gets all my dust

  8. Cynthia R says:

    i actually like cleaning and keeping a place tidy. I regularly use Swiffer and P&G products to keep my house clean. thanks for the giveaway

  9. CATHY TRUMAN says:

    I clean with Swiffer and they work good

  10. I clean with Swiffer

  11. I recently tried a swiffer at a friends house and man I’ve been doing ti wrong with a bucket and a mop!

  12. i clean with a swiffer

  13. Christina Sparks says:

    I use both the Swiffer duster and a swiffer wetjet

  14. Mary Casper says:

    i love the swiffer dusters and wet jerts. Mine are old and I need new ones as I have had them since they first came out

  15. I love dusting with swiffers! they’re so convenient!

  16. Sue Hull says:

    Swiffer has the best products. I love their dusters and mops.Thank you 🙂

  17. Kathie Craig says:

    I would love to have a Swiffer Duster to clean my ceiling fans. It is amazing what dust they can collect.

  18. bettycd says:

    Everyone needs to clean and these are such practical answers to the tricky out of reach areas. So much better than risking a fall or brazenly ignoring the dust that accumulates.

  19. Emily N says:

    I use the stiffer dry clothes to do my dusting with.

  20. We recently had some drywalling done. The contractor said to use Swiffers to clean the dust off before priming and painting. Worked like a charm.

  21. chris hoey says:

    I use the stiffer dry clothes to do my dusting with.

  22. The extender kit would be nice to have

  23. Monique Rizzo says:

    Swiffer is such a great way to keep things clean!
    Thanks for the chance.

  24. Leslie Galloway says:

    I absolutely love using swiffer products to clean. It even makes cleaning easy enough that the kids can help out!!

  25. Leslie Galloway says:
  26. Christy Denton says:

    Every swiffer product I have ever used has been amazing, and I am eager to try more! PS- I HATE cleaning to 😉

  27. I’ve never used swiffer before, but I’ve heard it’s great!

  28. I love the Swiffer products. Hard to go back to the old way now! However I used to use a Swiffer Vac and I need another one but can’t find them in the stores anymore. Are they still selling them?

  29. I use both the Swiffer duster and a swiffer wetjet

  30. Donna Pyszk says:

    I love how you can flip the pads over and use the other side.

  31. when my mom had to leave my dad to take care of family i gave him my swiffer cause it was easier for him to mop with

  32. christina o says:

    I hate cleaning, but Swiffer would make me hate it less.

  33. Stacey B says:

    I have the Swiffer Sweeper Vac and love it.

  34. Christine says:

    clean with Swiffer and it works

  35. Maria Smith says:

    I used to have the swiffer wetjet, it was awesome on my tile floors and I loved the way it made my house smell. Unfortunately it was lost when we moved and I haven’t replaced it.

  36. Belinda B says:

    I love swiffer products! We have 2 dogs that shed a ton and swiffer is a huge help!

  37. June Lisle says:

    I love the Swiffer 360 Duster. I want to try the swiffer sweeper and wet jet one day as well.

  38. Yolanda says:

    I love the new swiffer commercials, they are so cute.

  39. Heather S. says:

    I use my Swiffer on my hardwood floors weekly.

  40. Dawn Monroe says:

    Ive been wanting to try the swiffer wet jet. We just got hardwood flooring and I think it would do a good job.

  41. Denise S says:

    You can never have too many options for how to get something cleaned!

  42. Since putting in hardwood floors throughout the house it has made my daily cleaning routine a little difficult with all the sweeping and mopping with the old fashioned ring out by hand mops so I really think I need to invest in Swiffer products 🙂

  43. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Swiffer is the only brand I trust to clean my house

  44. I recently purchased a swiffer duster starter kit. I like the product. I would like to have an extender though to reach my ceiling fans

  45. Myra blackburn says:

    Not my momma’s mop!

  46. My sister has a Swiffer Sweeper and always brags about it. I want one too!

  47. Jennifer R. says:

    I currently have the 2 in 1 Swiffer Sweeper and it is very useful in my housecleaning. I love the fresh scent they leave behind.

  48. Mikaela R. says:

    I would love to try a swifter! Scrubbing the floors by hand daily cleaning up after toddlers takes away so much time!

  49. EJ (Jane) says:

    Swiffer products makes cleaning both family friendly & fun

  50. Virginia Rowell says:

    I haven’t tried the Swiffer. Just a little hand one I got as a free sample. I loved it. I love the commercials of the couple cleaning. Remind me of my Aunt and Uncle.

  51. Now that we have a dog I bet that cleaning would be easier with the swiffter than my regular broom.

  52. Mihaela D. says:

    I love Swifter products

  53. Jill Myrick says:

    I have used Swiffer dusters for years and love them.
    I would love to try the Wet Jet.


  54. Love the Swiffer dusters, I buy them in bulk so I never run out! Haven’t tried this product yet

  55. I have used Swifter before. It sure pics up the dust. Also it very safe around breakables.

  56. Daniel M says:

    i like the swiffer dusters

  57. john hutchens says:

    I like swiffer products they make cleaning easier

  58. Brittney House says:

    I love how easy swiffers are when it comes to doing my chores.

  59. Theresa D says:

    I love Swiffer cleaning products, they make everyday clean up so quick.

  60. Eileen Burke says:

    I adore my swiffer 360, makes dusting so easy!

  61. i have never tried any swiffer products

  62. swiffer is so easy and convenient.

  63. bonnette says:

    I like Swiffer products and use them all the time

  64. I’ve been meaning to try Swifter for a while, I really need to now.

  65. I use Swiffer products everyday. The are perfect for running on the kitchen floor.

  66. sara wood says:

    I love the swiffer duster.

  67. I love the Swiffer 360. It’s so easy to use, especially when you’re stressed on time.


  68. Rebecca Lock says:

    I have my trusty original Swiffer and it works beautifully to pick up cat hair.

  69. Cangel68@aol.com says:

    Love to have a Swiffter to clean my kitchen floors.

  70. Mya Murphy says:

    Cleaning the toilet gives me gas… I hate hate hate it lol.

  71. I’ve never tried Swiffer products but they seem like they are simple to use and effective.

  72. I really want to see how well the wet jet works for us in our kitchen.

  73. I have used Swiffer products for years! Great products!

  74. Nicole Millheim says:

    I love how dust sticks to swiffer. regular duster just knock the dust everywhere

  75. Beverly Metcalf says:

    I have the swiffer sweeper and love it on my tile floors. I would love to try these swiffer products. Thanks!

  76. Vikki Billings says:

    I do not like dusting, it has always been one chore that I just do not like, but with swiffer dusters it makes it so much easier and I do not mind it as much anymore.

  77. Would love to use the Swiffer on my floors!

  78. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love to have my house clean but admit that cleaning is not my favorite thing to do. I love products like Swiffer which makes cleaning so much easier.

  79. Lorena Keech says:

    I can so relate to the commercial. My mom would think nothing of standing on a revolving desk chair to reach a high shelf that needed dusting, so scary!

  80. I’ve never used Swiffer products, but I want to.

  81. I love their wet jet

  82. swtlilchick says:

    I have never tried the Swiffer,but I heard that are good products

  83. I love Swiffer– it does a great job cleaning up sand on my tile

  84. I love how well Swiffer products clean. And that they have a wide variety of items.

  85. Thanks for the giveaway…the Swiffer duster extender kit works great on all our tall bookshelves !

  86. My husband’s grandma is 84 and is stubborn as ever when it comes to cleaning by herself. She will clean her house from top to bottom in 2 days even though she can hardly walk anymore after falling almost a year ago. I just don’t know how she does it!!! I’m the same way she is though, in which I have to have things done my way or it is not clean enough. lol I’m thinking that I’ll be the same way when I get older. 🙂

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