Did you know Swiffer turned 18 this month?
Yes, I feel old now, too.
As a Swiffer ambassador, I’m helping with the celebration by sharing how Swiffer helps me adult.
Now, to be clear, as a former English teacher, I get that some people don’t care for the use of the word “adult” as a verb. But it makes me laugh. I’m a fan of made up words anyway (deslobification???), so new uses for old words is fine by me.
My definition of adulting for today? Dusting my walls.
Dusting and vacuuming was my job when I was a kid. In my memory, I was a natural at this task, but I’m sure my mom had to teach me. I’m sure, because once I started passing these jobs on to my own kids, I realized that most people are not born knowing how to dust, or knowing exactly what needs to be dusted.
My kids saw me dusting (really, on occasion they did), and to them, it looked easy. It was only when they were the ones dusting that they had to learn the details of dusting.
How even corners and backs-of-things and such need to be dusted.
How proper dusting requires moving things.
Honestly, it wasn’t until I lived in my own grown up house that I fully understood the importance of details like that, and that was mostly because living in my own grown up house meant there was no one but me to take care of those details.
If I didn’t do it, it didn’t happen.
But truly, honestly adulting happens when you’re grown up enough to notice that the walls need dusting.
Over the winter, I love to deny that this is true. But around mid-March, sunlight shines through my window and sends the nation into Spring Cleaning mode. That sunshine won’t let me pretend my walls aren’t dusty.
And this is one of those many times when I’m so thankful for my Swiffer. As easily as I can Swiffer my wood floors, I can flip the Swiffer sweeper up and Swiffer my walls. Even these dust-collecting paneling ledges:
Less than two minutes later:
I even dusted the walls themselves, not only the ledges. It’s hard to take photos of dust on walls, but here’s proof that it was there:
I’m so sorry if I’ve burst your adulting-denial bubble.
UPDATE: Giveaway had ended.
Hopefully, entering this giveaway will help you feel better!
I’m excited again to host a giveaway for another Swiffer green box! Just leave a comment on this post (click on the title of the post to get here if you’re reading via email), and tell me what non-floor areas you clean (or think you would clean) with Swiffer. One comment will be chosen (I’ll use random.org to choose a number), and that person will have 48 hours from the time I send them an email to respond with their mailing address. Continental U.S. only. (Sorry!) The giveaway entries will close on April 6th, 2017 at 9 p.m. Central time. Included: Swiffer Sweeper Small Box Starter Kit, Wet refills, Dry refills, Swiffer Duster, Duster refills
Approximately $50 value.