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Easy to use but won't last forever
on November 16, 2016
Note: I'll give the positives first (because I basically like how easy this is to use), and the negatives at the end.
The Swiffer Sweeper has changed how I clean my kitchen floor. It's so great for catching all the dust, cat hair, and smaller particles that a broom would miss. It does not pick up the bigger things, such as food crumbs, sand, or dirt particles that might fall off of shoes, so it's still necessary to keep a broom/dustpan around. I purchased the package of a few wet and a few dry pads, but, honestly, I will never reorder those again. I have gone paperless in my kitchen, which means no paper towels or napkins, just washable, reusable cloth. I purchased 3 reusable cloth pads from an Etsy store, and when I saw what they were like, I made a dozen of my own. I use these for everyday dry cleanup, for before mopping, and then change to a clean cloth for mopping. I simply use a spray bottle with the floor cleaner of choice, misting the floor, and then push the swiffer sweeper around to clean. It's so easy for spot cleaning a spill.
The swivel feature is very handy for working around table and chair legs.
Now for the negative. For the price, it's a decent little cleaner. However, the handle is very flimsy, and I can see it breaking easily. It isn't a breeze to push/pull, and maybe this is because of the reusable cloths I use.
I thought I had done my research, but then came across a different brand that looks much sturdier. Since I already own this one, I'll use it until it is unusable, and will then try the other brand. Until then, I'll enjoy the ease of use this one provides.