This post is sponsored by Swiffer. The dogs and their messy paws are all mine.
Know what’s awesome?
When your house is at the cleanest it can be on Thursday evening. This is especially awesome when you have a party scheduled for the weekend.
Know what’s not awesome?
When it rains from Thursday evening until party time, and the family members who aren’t allowed to pee inside the house aren’t quite old enough to sit calmly and patiently while someone dries them off as they come back inside, mess happens.
I’ll try not to mention any names, but . . . fine. It’s Cinder. I’m talking about Cinder.
That non-hypothetical scenario describes our first weekend in December this year. I’d scheduled a Christmas party on that particular Sunday night, specifically because the house would be cleaned on Thursday. I’m generally a master of hanging on tight for the days between Party Ready and Actual Party. I’m highly motivated to keep up with doing the dishes and checking the bathrooms for clutter and doing five-minute pickups several times each day, but the rain didn’t follow my schedule.
Now, to be clear, as the granddaughter of a farmer, I was taught by my mother to never, ever, ever complain about rain. Or even to hope it won’t rain.
Thankfully, with lots of full-body wrestling, I was able to keep the muddy foot-printed mess to a minimum, just inside the door where our dogs enter.
And thankfully, I was stocked up on Swiffer.
Otherwise, I might have broken the don’t-complain-about-the-rain rule.
The Swiffer WetJet took care of my muddy paw print problem. I could leave it by the back door and with a quick spray I could eliminate footprints right after they happened. No mop or bucket or time spent on my hands and knees required.
I know you guys know I love the ease of using Swiffer for things like this.
But really, knowing there are easy solutions to doggie messes has helped so much as we’ve grown from a family with one small dog who creates small messes to a family with two dogs, one of whom is still growing into a very big dog and has a gift for making big messes.
By the time Cinder is grown, the vet guesses she’ll weigh at least 80 pounds. She is the sweetest, but she’s very much a puppy (and very much my baby) and she requires a lot of work.
And German Shepherds and dog hair are no joke.
So having Dusters and Sweepers that grab dog hair with a single swipe and a WetJet to deal with other kinds of messes helps this Puppy Mama chill out a little and enjoy this fun stage for what it is. Also, Swiffer recently released a Pet line, Sweeper Dry and Wet Pet Refills and Dusters Heavy Duty Pet Refills, that Trap + Lock pet hair with Febreze Odor Defense which you can pick up the next time you’re at Kroger.
Tell me about your pet-related holiday messes! (Or any unexpected holiday messes!) #DontSweatYourPet
Note: Giveaway is now over.
One person who comments directly on this post will win a Swiffer prize package valued at $50! Continental U.S. residents only. Sorry! I’ll use the random number generator on random.org to pick a comment number. The person whose comment is chosen will have 48 hours to respond to my email informing them they’ve won, or the prize will be forfeited and I’ll pick another number. So be sure to use an email address you check regularly! Giveaway closes at 9 p.m. Central time on December 28, 2018.
Great giveaway, thanks!!
Shasta Matova says
I have a dog, and Zeus does not quite understand “stay” while I go upstairs to fetch a towel. I did not know Swiffer has a pet version.
Stephanie Hanley says
YES! Swiffers and microfibers are requirements when you have pets! And extra required when you multiple pets AND a house with no carpet. I’ve learned that the life cycle of a critter hair dust bunny is 2 weeks from speck to nearly full adulthood. Oy.
Lots of cat hair here! Plus a 4 year old!
karen b says
This would be great since I have pets also.
Paula Lee says
Love my swiffer. I didn’t know they have a pet line now.
Our Chihuahau’s hair is everywhere. I have to swiffer that hair up!
Our puppy is always tracking in mud too! It’s so annoying!
Just a few days ago (ok, I suffer from TPAD, it was last Wednesday), I set out to use my steam mop (which, unfortunately, I don’t haul out as much as I should and neglect to wash the terry pads) only to find that there wasn’t any water in the reservoir due to a cracked lid. And I was out of Swiffer Wet cloths. So I had to run out and buy some as my in-laws were coming over that night (band concert). Hmph.
I think my contractor took one of my swiffer handles. I used to have one on each floor and one is missing. Hmm. I seriously need one in every room. Especially with cat hair everywhere.
Kristi g says
Thanks for the opportunity! My sweet little 90lb dog sheds everywhere!
I can relate very much to this post!
I too have a dog who is a puppy! He’s an outside dog but my three little boys make enough mess inside to qualify for the pet version of swiffer lol!
Tera B says
Do children count as pets? My *actual* pets stay outside, but the kiddos are very talented mess-makers.
Amber Cummings says
We have a German “Shedder” also. Never imagined that he would put off more hair than me and 2 long haired cats combined! So. Much. Hair.
I also grew up with farmers and totally get the “don’t you dare complain when we get rain” situation. 😂💜 Great post
My pet is outside, but my 3 kids make plenty of messes. 😛
I love Swiffer. Cleaning up after our active cocker spaniel, who likes to get into everything, is much easier with a Wetjet.
Karen Blankenship says
We have two shepherds, Lucy who is between 7-9 years old (she’s a rescue) and six month old Rex (61 lbs already!). I’m interested to hear about Pet line. I’ve been wanting a swiffer wet jet . . .
Kim B says
I was so not prepared for all of the dog hair when we adopted a puppy this year! I don’t understand how he’s not bald. It’s so embarrassing when people come over and see the corners of the floor covered in tufts of hair. I shed enough as it is!
We live on a horse farm so I think we make as much of a mess as our muddy dog does! Why haven’t I even thought of keeping a Swiffer in the mudroom before? Duh, 🙂
I have had an Airedale (he passed away 6 years ago) and now we have a standard schnauzer. Muddy Paw season here (I live in Buffalo, NY) is late fall and early spring. Before we had the space in our garage for the dogs to go after rolling around in the mud I would have a bucket of water by the back door ready to clean off their paws before they came in. Sometimes it worked, sometimes they would escape and run through the house. Mopping up the floors after just mopping them is NOT fun.
Susan Garrett George says
This would help so much with my golden retriever!
Two babies, one furbaby and one human baby cause so many messes. Especially when they conspire with each other. I can’t keep up with the messes.
Amanda Pennington says
4 kids, live in the country…YES, some Swiffer help would be awesome! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
The dog hair everywhere…it drives me crazy!!! And the wet-dog smell…but again, can’t complain about the rain!!
Diana in Indiana says
We have a new construction house but no lawn yet until spring. So it is a big muddy mess right now. I’d love a Swiffer!
Our Swiffer saves us from drowning in dog fur!
amy overland says
Yesterday, there was an American Eskimo white hair in my omelette, and I didn’t bat an eyelash. That’s love.
Can’t wait to find the SwifferPet stuff.
No pets, but I have a toddler who is currently in the throwing food stage, so I regularly am wiping up our dining room floor after meals. A wet jet sounds like it’d make that a lot easier to deal with!
Great post and so relatable! Excited about the Swiffer Pet Line.
Lisa Essenmacher says
We will sometimes have dustbunnies of dog fur – swiffer can help!
Great idea for keeping the house clean.
Dana White says
Please check your email, Faith!
Kathy Thomas says
Oh me, for years now I’ve said the greatest invention to hit the market is the stiffer, wet and dry. I could give up paper towels before I give up my swiffer.
I really need to purchase stock in that company.
Who ever invented theses jewels… genius pure genius.
Tiana McKinney says
My pets live in a cage but they like to fling their food onto the floor when they’re mad at me LOL. Pets are great!
Nicole Norton says
We have a hobby farm (pigs, cows, chickens…) And 3 dogs🤪. The dirt and animal hair that enter my house…😩. I am so grateful I found your book and blog!! It is truly changing my home slowly but surely. I am pretty sure we are the same person! My less cluttered home is allowing me to have more time with my kiddos. I am truly blessed by that. And the 5 minute clean up X 5??!!?! BRILLIANT!!!
Deanna K says
Looking at buying the swifter wet jet!
Brenda S says
Wow! Pick me 😁 our 70 lb Australian Shepherd has muddy paws n loose hair shaking down to an art. Seriously thanks for a chance to win. Appreciate your blog, I’m reading from beginning and about one year in, while reading the newest posts too. Trying to get some non-negotiables to be steady habits. Thanks for the tips and encouragement!
Michelle Arciniega says
That pet hair seems to fly and land almost anywhere. Nice to have a Swiffer on hand at all times to keep the areas clean.
Michelle Arciniega says
Love the giveaway. This will help.
Kirsten van Aalst says
With a white kitchen floor, a Swiffer would be great – every time I sweep with my broom, there’s hair left behind!☹️
Now, did you only full body wrestle the four legged creatures? In my house, it’s the two legged ones that cause this arthritic granny the most work! Thank goodness for swiffers!
Fast, easy on the joints, and you can hit ‘em with the handle if you want!😜. Not that I’ve done that, but have considered it. Once i was dry swiffering dragging with my two feet two wet Swiffer pads behind thedry swiffer. Not a preferred method, but I was in a panic and since thewet ones dry quickly annd leave a light scent, tjis granny was good to go! Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!
Terri H says
We have a grandpup (mini Aussie) who visits occasionally and also does not like to sit still to get cleaned up/dried off after playing outside. I love your idea of keeping the Swiffer WetJet by the door!
Jill Hamrick says
We are first time cat owners (two) and learning quickly that spidering around the laundry room where we keep the litter box is vital to our survival! Not to mention cat hair… oh my! It’s a good thing they are so sweet! 🙂
This would be an awesome thing to win! I might even be more apt to clean the floors the way they need to be cleaned! 😉
What about when it rains all fall and the crops are already harvested? I’m not a farmer, but I thought about that this past very rainy fall.
Our no-legged pet keeps her messes in her tank, and it’s my son’s job to clean them. But there are eight of us two-legged people spilling and tracking in plenty of our own.
Pamela Parker says
lots and lots of cat hair.
Carissa Miller says
Yes the challenge is two dogs with muddy paws. One a single person can contain dog 1. Dog 2 though always manages to spread the mud.
Jennifer E Abrams says
Dog pee, animal hair and a few drink spills from the dogs (and kids) knocking glasses over–The holidays are chaotically beautiful–and create all kinds of memories!
The first Christmas in our new house our dog licked up some spilled water from the pan where we cooked the ham, and proceeded to throw up in the dining room. A lovely addition to the ambience!
Laurel Buell says
I never feel I can keep up. Blended family and 16 little feet in and out all day. Thanks for your posts!!
We have a cat and his hair is everywhere! My kids would love yo Swiffer!
Ohhh the dog hair! We have two yellow labs and I always tell guests to not wear black when they come over! Haha and I try to keep up daily but we get busy with all the things and well…you know…anyway, thanks for hosting the giveaway, would be great to find a quick and easy method to keep up With the messes!
We have 4 people, 2 cats, 1 dog and a newborn human soon to come. I’d LOVE a Swifter!
M J Wilson says
I’d love to win a Swiffer.
Gina Morse says
Swiffer is the bomb! I swear I think my great pyrenees molts every other day! Rainy days and fur everywhere make for big messes!
Swiffer has pet specific products? What good news! We have a pug and 2 grandpugs and while they are small in stature, they shed big time!! (To be fair, we also have another grand-dog who lives nearby–a Norwegian Elkhound, who sheds way more than any other dog I’ve ever seen, but she doesn’t visit as often!)
Mary Mariska says
This would be a huge help keeping the house clean! We have four kids and four gerbils 🙂
Lynn Y Beumer says
Your posts make me feel better.
Anne Marie Stenberg says
Getting new vinyl flooring, so a Swiffer would be amazing! Thanks!
My furry monsters are the cats, who haven’t “found” the correct litter box yet. 🙁 So much stress worrying about a puddle in the corner before the guests arrive!
Pam R says
I need to win this for my sister! She has 3 dogs (2 of which are border collies!). This set would be the perfect gift!
Jen Underwood says
2 long haired cats, 2 long haired daughters, and a long haired mama make this swiffer sound amazzzzzing!!!
Allison G. says
Great giveaway! I like Swiffer products and would love to win.
Gloria Pflager says
Great ideas! thanks for sharing, enjoy your posts…
I don’t have dogs anymore. I need a dog, but I don’t want a dog working fulltime. Guess what? My grown kids have dogs! That makes them grand-dogs, and I get to doggie sit from time to time. Need Swiffer! LOL
Rachel Hubbard says
So. Much. Cat Floof.
Teresa Velvaluri says
I love our regular Swiffer! We moved recently and the hard wood floors are a big adjustment from our previous mostly carpet floors.
I Love my Swiffer!!!! I CAN’T LIVe WiTHOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!
if, I don’t have it I will go NUTS!!!!!
With 5 Kids yiu need it!!!!
If, yiu don’t have a Swiffer you are doing it wrong.
You doing it the hard way.
Make life easy, Get a Swiffer.
Don’t tell the kids, let them think, you work hard.
Swiffer is great! Easy for dusting, and we have cat hair everywhere. So very helpful!
This would be great as we’re considering getting a dog very soon. Our girls have been asking for one a lot lately
Julie W. says
Our kittens loved to climb the tree and play with the ornaments! Swifter may not fix that mess, but it’s my favorite duster. Bar none.
Sue H. says
I love everything Swiffer!
Hannah Hannon says
Please pick me!!! I have two Labs and a cat and three (human) boys that need cleaned up after!!! Love your blog too btw!!!
Fairfax Avenue says
No pets, but tons of desert dust in Las Vegas!
Raining here in Alabama this morning and my Doxie (who hates wet grass due to his low profile) keeps tracking his chubby little paw prints everywhere! My swiffer mop handle broke. Could sure use a new one!
Kristy C says
Once upon a time, I was a single career woman with a very tidy and stylish 1500 square-foot “designer” condo. Then I met Mr. Right.
We got married and I inherited 3 cats, a 90-pound Golden Retriever, 3 kids, and 3500 square feet of wooden floors. A few years later we added another baby to the mix. What was I thinking!?!?!
I have to sweep or vacuum every single day. But I don’t, because it seems so futile and discouraging. When I clean the floors in the morning, by noon there are new fur-tufts, crumbs, and footprints (human and animal) all over the place. It is so aggravating! And of course we have wooden floors so the fur-bunnies tend to wander around and hide from me. It would be nice to have a quicker way to attack all of this, and a Swiffer would be perfect. (Hi Santa, are you listening?)
My Christmas disaster story happened a few years ago. I had an electric skillet on the kitchen counter, simmering some delicious dish. I was in another room and heard a crash. Ran into the kitchen and found the skillet upside-down in the floor, broken, with the sauce everywhere. The 90-pound dog was also covered in sauce. I actually cried.
Also, on a totally unrelated note, does anyone want a beautiful and affectionate Golden Retriever? We can deliver in time for Christmas! 😉
Tracy Kemp says
Worst dog vs holiday mess was years ago when 3 of our four teens were at the Christmas dance and our dog visited the neighbors’ garden where the husband had recently buried the guts from his ice fishing haul. Our dog filled his big Lab belly with the fresh fish guts then came home and vomited piles and piles of repulsive fish guts in various corners of our dining room. I was home alone to clean up the messes which continued for over an hour. Thankfully I was able to keep him off the carpet.
Dana White says
Oh my word?!!!
Yes! We have tiny pups and a not so tiny pup. The not so tiny brings in the mud. The tiny shed and tear everything to shreds. Have you ever wondered why many of us slob brains tend to have pets in the house – even the gigantic dogs that everyone else insists belong outside? Hmmm. It must be our fun-loving, compassionate personalities. 😉 Thank you, Dana, for everything!
Katie B says
It sounds like I need this for our dog, Tiki.
Excited about the giveaway! Love the Swiffer products. They are awesome!!
Ah, yes. Dogs.
Thank you for the opportunity to win!
Dawn Gran says
We don’t have Kroger’s here in Minnesota, but I’ll be checking to see if our stores have the new pet version tonight! Between our gravel driveway and 7-month old puppy, we need heavy duty reinforcements.
Celina Guidry says
I love Swiffer products! Great for pet and kid messes.
Happy Holidays and thank you for the wonderful tips to make my busy life better!
Grew up with collies. When my rheumatoid arthritis got so bad couldn’t really brush the beautiful coats, after their deaths I switched to boxers. Fantastic breed. However, when my last boxer passed on, I couldn’t find another in our area, so I looked to the german shepherd dog–GSD . My uncle always had 2. So, ok, I got one. This is a different animal–completely different. Fell totally in love. Extraordinarily smart. Like velcro. When I told my boxers (yes, plural, always have 2 dogs.) to kennel, they would slump, but kennel. The GSD sits down, tilt the head, cross the front legs and say “shall we discuss this?” Yes, as all GSD owner’s know the dogs want to discuss everything. But, the truly remarkable thing about this dog is fur. They have masses of it hidden away, ready to release as soon as you’ve cleaned, and shed continually, but 2 times a year, they SHED. I have simply decided the fur they emit daily is just GSD glitter. Like glitter it gets everywhere. I don’t care what kind of dog you have, you don’t know shedding until you love a GSD. Yes, I have 2, and love them to heaven and back. Just bought a dyson pet vacuum and merrily we go along. I am a totally in love. My husband, ehh, he doesn’t like the continual help, you see they are sure they know what you are going to do next, and they get there before you with body blocking your task. But he wouldn’t give them up for anything. GSD mom.
Dana White says
Oh this comment makes me laugh so much! You described her personality so well!! She really doesn’t see the point in sitting on command when there is no food involved. She communicates so well that she thinks we’re silly for trying! The head tilts crack me up!
My cat and dog aren’t terrific at obedience (especially the cat), but they both do one thing well: they shed with gusto. Seems to me a Swiffer would be the perfect thing to clean up after these gusto-tarians.
Yes! We have a black lab, a GSD mix, a cat and a ginormous rabbit. The pet hair feels like it is going to take over at times.
I will have to say, when you have a dog, the floor stays a little bit cleaner…from food and crumbs, that is…not necessarily from the pet hair. Just this morning my son was shuffling around leftovers in the overly full and stocked fridge (family from out of town is visiting for the holidays). He dropped a container full of corn…it was everywhere…dripping down the walls and fridge onto the floor (somehow it even spilled into our bottom drawer freezer part 🙄) Our little dog, Sassy, had no problem cleaning it up:) ❤️That’s just one of many reasons why I’m thankful for dogs.
With five cats and wooden floors, the dust bunnies spring up daily.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Like many, we have a houseful: a dog…a cat…6 children…a husband.
Maribeth Whiting says
I definitely could use swiffer products! I’m disabled and things are getting harder for me to do, so doing my normal scrubbing of my floor is out. Having these I think would be so easy to use and use more often so i can keep up on everything so things don’t get too far behind on me.
Cher K says
Installed a vinyl floor and discovered what a great job Swiffers do cleaning up the pet hair and dust. Am able to do the job in a matter of minutes, so it saves a ton
of time. Thank you Swiffer!!!
Jessica Gaston says
Fun! Love your blog and podcasts.
Cassandra Gillespie says
Two big dogs and an extra creative little one..I need all the help I can get!
Thank you for the giveaway!! Swiffer is the best!
Lois Hilty says
Don’t we all need help with our cleaning? 😉
Your puppy is soooo cute!!!! Totally relate to muddy paws and dog hair everywhere! We have a Great Pyrenees mix with sponges for paws and so much hair that a small dog could get lost in what she sheds. Love her so, but what a mess! Thanks for the give away! Would love some new Swiffer products to make clean up easier.
Theresa Simoneaux says
This is so generous! It will be a big help to have a Swiffer package!
LOL! I know about pet messes! We have 4 cats and a German shepherd – animal hair tumbleweeds all over the floors! I have to dust and either dust mop or vacuum every single day just to keep up! If we’re having company, keeping the hair at bay is my biggest cleaning challenge.
Angie McCord says
Our 90 pound baby sheds everywhere and loves to get muddy, LOL. Thanks for the giveaway!.
Nancy Lopez says
I have a Golden-Mutt and two cats. There is always fur everywhere and keeping up with it is a real challenge. But we love our babies and it’s a small inconvenience when compared to all the love they give. Swiffer cleaning tools are awesome.
Kim Turano says
Here’s a recipe for disaster:
1. Take an old Florida home with terrazzo floors.
2. Add one Jack Russell
3. Combine and wait one day until completely filled with dog hair!
Swiffer, take this insanity away! 🙂
Dog hair and messes are no joke! Our 100 lb lab is hard to wrestle to wipe his feet when coming into the house.
Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to win!
Rebecka Graves says
I thought I was alone with pets messes, and holiday stress! My cat decided to jump up on the counter (something she NEVER does) the day before the apartment community christmas party, that we need to bring a dessert to. After jumping on the counter, she pawed at the glass flour and sugar containers until… you guessed it… SMASH! This happened about 3am… and we live on the third floor. Luckily, my downstairs neighbors didnt wake up (not sure how, it woke me out of a dead sleep) and don’t, as of yet, hate me. Praise God for small miracles.
I need swifter for my dogs!
Debi Gibson says
We have three dogs. Ugh….. the mess the last few days due to lots of rain and the mud tract in. Swiffer is used constantly!
Harriett H says
Since I have 4 grand children and 1 fur baby (cat) living with us, I desperately need a new spray Swiffer, mine just quit spraying after years of working great. Since it’s Christmas time it’s not going on my to buy list….
With 1 dog, 2 cats and 2 teenagers in the house our Swiffers get used a lot!
Harriett Hardin says
Since I have 4 grand children and 1 fur baby (cat) living with us, I desperately need a new spray Swiffer, mine just quit spraying after years of working great. Since it’s Christmas time it’s not going on my to buy list until January, so I emptied the cleaning solution into a spray bottle and use my non spraying Swiffer wet jet to mop it up. It’s a little awkward, lol, but I hate to use a mop and all the time it takes compared to the wet jet.
Pamela J McCall says
I grew up on a ranch in New Mexico, so I can relate to “Never complain about the rain!” Of course, growing up in New Mexico means that doesn’t come up very often! 😀 Merry Christmas!
Stephanie Chatterjee says
One smallish dog and the hair is everywhere – unfortunately I’m the other culprit! Between that and our gravel road I sweep at least once a day. Love your blog!
valerie brannan says
With 3 inside dogs- 2 toy chihuahuas, a small dachshund, 1 grown cat, and 2 7 month old kittens inside, I really need a swiffer to try and keep up with them all.
Thanks for your decluttering advice and “realness”. You give hope for the rest of us trying to gain control of our homes. I appreciate your products, blogs and most of all YOU!
Lisa Thompson says
We have the opposite problem at our house. Dusty footprints at the front door and muddy footprints at the BACKDOOR from swimming and walking on the dusty back porch. Oh the joys of Arizona. The good news is that Swiffer works perfectly on these issues too.
Lorraine Nolte says
Teach Cinder to go fetch the Swifter. Merry Christmas
Dana White says
Laurie Simmons says
I didn’t realize Swiffer now made a “pet hair ” version! With 5 cats and 3 dogs, this would be wonderful to have!
Tina Jensen says
My daughter’s beagle, Snoopy sits patiently while I clean his paws and dry him off. However, my husband is not so well trained, so I am constantly cleaning up his muddy footprints. I would LOVE to win this Swiffer!
My 80 lb (thinks he’s a puppy) sheds everywhere!! And we have to chase him around the house with the towel, haha! can totally relate!
Sonia Klein says
I normally struggle to be organized but with a Newfoundland, I keep a towel by the door.
Are we supposed to say great things about Swiffer? Well, I’m a slob and I like Swiffer, but I try to live in the truth, so that’s all I’m going to say. Thank you!
Nobody said anything about a husband with a full beard and a wood shop in the basement. I assume Swiffer would come to the rescue there, as well? I’m more than willing to give it a try!
Tammy Lambert says
I LOVE Swiffer, and we have a dog and two cats that live with us!
I love my cats but not the cat hair that seems to end up in the strangest places. Swiffer me, please!
Brandy Deterling says
Oh man! This is our first holiday season in our new home, with 3 dogs inside! We moved from a farm into town 6 months ago and I’m still trying to figure out how to keep the hair from driving me crazy! Then Add 4 boys and a cat to the mix! Everyone is getting rubber bottom slippers for Christmas! I didn’t know swiffer had a pet line!
Donna Jordan says
We have a dog but we really need Swiffer for the hair. Me, hubby and kiddo all have LONG hair. Swiffer is the only thing that gets it all.
Jennifer F says
My Swiffer broke about a year ago. I would love a new one!
Michele Paschal says
Would love a swiffer !
Janet, another slob trying to get control. says
I relate to you and your blog closely. “Our” title says EVERYTHING. I have three adopted cats and the Swifter is the only thing i can use that doesn’t scare them into hiding. I have the Wet Jet. I bought it when i first saw their ad. At that time, I only had one cat, TAR. She lived a good life, longer than most, and I still miss her. She lost her eyesight as she aged, so i built a little walk-way to the litter box, food and bed, with 2×4’s standing on the edges. I’m hard of hearing, she didn’t talk much, I was afraid she would get lost and I wouldn’t be able to find her. Close to her death, she did hide behind the dresser in our bedroom and i was frantic. I didn’t know cats did things like that when they’re dying. Now, with the three: Lil Bit, Buddy, and Sassy (real name is Sweet Pea) I named her that before we got to know each other, at the Vet’s. She answers to Sassy. She has a temper and unforgiving nature. She swat’s at whoever is the closest, when she’s angry at me. What a joy! A new, maybe updated, Swifter will tackle the hair that’s all over the house. I know the one that I have – still helps.
Joy Casas says
My cat keeps jumping in my Christmas bags! I’m having to stash them under the table with towels over them (that might backfire if she decides it looks comfy), but getting good at rebagging. Next year it is wraps only! It would be so irritating if she weren’t so cute! Merry Christmas!
Susan Elledge says
We have a lab shepherd mix and the dog hair is just amazing. We could restuff out couch with all the dog hair that has shed over the years.
I Love Swiffer! Swiffer makes my floors look “brand new” clean.
2 dogs, a cat, 3 kids plus a husband who is a grown kid….I know your pain!!!
Our kitchen gets the brunt of the household traffic.
My Swiffer Wetjet needs to be updated because I’ve used it into oblivion. At one point, My husband bought me a large, cluncky machine that is supposed to wet vacuum and then suck up the water….BUT I am loyal to my good ‘ol Swiffer.
It’s simple and easy.
It’s also pleading to be replaced. Thank you!
Dottie McConnel says
We don’t have a pet at the moment but I do have a child who keeps me on my toes with various messes. Swiffer wet jet is a life saver!
Mindy S says
I could use these!
I do like me a swiffer!
Susan the Farm Quilter says
Lovely giveaway!! Living on a farm, it’s not just the dog who brings in a mess from the rain!!
JILL GILLEN MCKENNA says
Dog hair and the dry dust of the southwest are a tough combination! I try to sweep every day — sometimes I don’t make it — and it’s hard to keep up with all the STUFF getting tracked onto my white tile floor.
Jennifer Thompson says
Swiffer is great for pets. AND children.
Sara Champi says
Maybe I’ll win!
Jamie Barcus says
Love the blog! Love the podcast! Love the giveaway! Merry Christmas!
Gwen Bell says
I didn’t know they had a pet version. That’s great!!
Lori Robert says
I keep the swiffer next ti the back door this time of year. It definitely much easier keeping it clean.
Swiffer is required in all areas of our home & club house. Especially around wood stove it’s great.
GREAT product !
I am still trying to figure out a way to give Swiffers to my DiL without seeming like a critical, mean MiL. She has 4 cats and I am very allergic. Hope it is not a ploy to keep me from visiting as much or for very long.
As kids, we had outdoor dogs. But IF – heaven forbid! – I didn’t have Hubby, I would have an indoor dog for companionship and protection.
Karen Goemmel says
Living in the rainy PNW with 2 dogs I. And out the doggy door, well let’s just say my floor can always use a good cleaning!!!
I’ve only used Swiffer dusters, a ready to use wet mop by the door would be pretty handy!
Kris G. says
I would love to win the Swiffer prize! I didn’t know they had a pet line now; will definitely check it out at Kroger. My cat must have the longest hair possible to still be considered a short hair cat, so I’ve got fur everywhere.
Moll j says
Oh my goodness this post speaks to my very soul haha! Currently trying to keep the house clean for a New Year’s Eve party and my dog is NOT helping!
Christine McGuire says
Thank-you for having this give a way, Hope you and your family have a wonderful day.
Anne Penrod says
I love Swiffer! (especially since we have a long haired dog that sheds a LOT)
We got a puppy for Christmas! This would be amazing!
We got a puppy for Christmas! This would be amazing! Swiffer might save my sanity.
I am about to lose my mind trying to deal with the cat fur from three cats living inside my home.
Heather Browning says
8 muddy paws tracking snowy mud through our house! And they definitely don’t know how to stay put while we get a towel!
My cats leave a lot of fur in my house for me to clean.
I work full time plus have little kids so anything to help keep the place even semi-clean would be amazingly helpful! Especially with the rain, dust and the general goop that just collects when you have precious littles around!
Thank you for your humor and encouragement!
My story only proves that neurologists do have a sense of humor…
I have a nerve disorder that flares up frequently, sometimes randomly affecting my ability to control my muscle nerves.. and thus movement.
In response to this I had a period where I was unable to enjoy going places with our children alone.. beaches, parks, even a walk became a safety issue.
This is where my service dog Kuma, a great Pyrenees comes in.
Naturally a lover of children and defender of their “pack” I can now confidently go placed again… as Kuma runs from child to child and back to me assuring we are all sound. His now 1.5 year old mass of 100lbs also ensures he has the power to help in a crisis…
Along with this new family member… comes his GORGEOUS white, long double layer fur coat..
Other dogs “sheds” is our everyday cleanup, and, twice a year Kuma “blows his coat”.. (actual term) where I have literal softball size puffs of dog hair floating away from Kuma, despite ones desperate deshedding efforts….
Needless to say, to keep our hardwood floors as fur free as possible, and from looking like a possible bunny massacre- I have to at the very LEAST damp sweep daily. (Added to my personal MUST DO list, along with dishes).
Swiffer products are a life safer…. light, easy to use, effective against even the heaviest dog fur “blow”… and best of all… has just enough “fun” element in it that my children never complain about that chore.
Kandace Lichtblau-Schierts says
Dog. Husband. Children. Lizards?!? And one recovering slob.
I didn’t realize swiffer could help us all.