As a stay-at-home-working-mom, (try and figure that one out), I often feel overwhelmed and exhausted by the amount of housework that needs to be done. When you are in the house all day with 3 four year old girls, you start to feel like picking up is all you will ever be able to do. Whether it be, barbies, blocks, cars, my little ponies, dress up clothes, or cookie crumbs, there is always something to be picked up. Slowly but surly I am learning to embrace life’s little messes, and big ones too!
God is reminding me daily to be joyful in all my duties. Sometimes as Mom’s I think we get caught up in the mundane tasks in front of us. It’s hard to see the beauty in the mess.
There are some chores I despise more than others, and each day that hated chore is different. It depends on how well we all slept, our plans for the day, and honestly my attitude. Laundry is my number one hated task. However I do enjoy a good movie while folding. it’s the putting away that gets me.
It’s the never ending crumbs on the floor that I will never understand. I swear I remind the littles constantly to eat over the counter or face the table when eating but some how food always ends up on the floor.
Let’s get real for minute here. Do you ever clean only the most noticeable area instead of the whole thing. Let me be more specific. Do you ever just sweep one part of the kitchen floor and not the whole room. What?!? I know I am not alone here ladies. There are times when I do not want to get out the broom and sweep the whole kitchen floor. I hate moving the table and chairs and checking all the Connors. Call me lazy, I call it time management. Enter Swiffer Sweep & Trap.
It’s new at Target and uses rotating blades to pick up large particles and flicks them into a dirt bin while the attached Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth traps dirt, dust and hair that brooms can leave behind. This innovative combination cleans up big and small messes in a single swipe, so you can embrace life’s little messes.
1. open Swiffer Sweep & Trap and place dry cloth inside 2. push dry cloth into tabs 3. flip over and pull dry cloth forward 4. push dry cloth into front tabs
Now sweep. I used my Swiffer Sweep & Trap to clean under the little girls seats after lunch. Yes that mess is from one day of breakfast and lunch. eeek.
You see that before and after? I know, looks great, doesn’t it? I had to go over the area a few times as the Swiffer Sweep & Trap did not get it all the first time around. But for the majority of the mess it was a perfect little tool. *I did use a broom to get the dirt from the corners. Usually I would not when only using the Swiffer Sweep & Trap*
Look at all the lovey food I picked up. I think we have enough for lunch in here. Captain crunch anyone?
The trap is easy to remove and empty. I keep this in my pantry closet so it’s right near the daily mess. Unlike my broom which is in the half bath.
If you want to try a Swiffer Sweep & Trap you can head to Target and grab one. Before you go, you better get this sweet deal first: Get $2 off of a Swiffer Sweep & Trap starter kit at Target.com by going to http://clvr.li/1dPxU3G and entering coupon code TGTBBAGU. Offer is only valid through 2/28/14 at Target.com
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