Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Swiffer WetJet

Normally, I don't talk about products or brand names that much. I usually say buy whatever brand of canned tomatoes you what, save money, whatever, but today is special. I bought a swiffer wetjet shortly after we adopted Shadow to do a quick cleanup of dirty pawprints on the floors. So we've had it almost two years now. Lately it has been rain rain rain, which leads to muddy muddy muddy paws, that leave prints on my floor. Bring on the Swiffer! The other day I ran out of the cleaning liquid, went to the store got batteries and wetjet cleaner, and went to fire it up. In case you aren't familiar with the wetjet, it is a stick with a flat mopping pad on the bottom, with jets over it to squirt out the liquid, bottles go into a holder on the stick, like putting a clip in a gun. Lock and load, bye bye muddy paws! Well I got as far as the entryway swiffered and it stopped squirting. I switch batteries, two squirts, dies again, I test the batteries on my camera, no problem. Let me tell you Hef's dad was not happy the floor weren't going to get clean. I was also disappointed since this ment more mopping in my future, bleck! I didn't mop last night since the backyard is still verging on being a swamp and this morning I solved my problem. Like I said the wetjet has special cleaner bottles that load into the swiffer and it sprays it out. I found an empty spray bottle and pryed the "special can work upside down" cap off the swiffer bottle, poured it in and proceed to spraay my floors and run the swiffer over it. A little silly? Yes, but I have no intentions of wasting a new bottle of cleaner or the ten remaining mop pads. Also these swiffer wetjets are like 20 bucks. So for "free" its a good fix, and I have put off actual mopping for another day!
"Hey dogs! Stop messing up the floors! I keep my paws a nice white, you could learn from me!"

7 comments:

Jade said...

Hee, you tell 'em, Hef! :)

We've had a wetjet for years--just love it. We also use the Swiffer wet pads they sell when we don't feel like bringing out the wetjet. Those work quite well on messy spots. Glad you found a useful way to get around the situation.

B L said...

Hef is so cute! Looks like he has a bow tie on.

The human said...

V cute Hef pic. Good boy, keep those cute little paws snowy White!

divakitty said...

Very smoochie feetsies!

Michelle May said...

Hi sweets!
Not sure, but I think I remember an article on those things being harmful for use around animals! Something in the cleaner. Again, not sure, but you may want to check.
xx, shell

Rabbits' Guy said...

Hef is a prima donna! Keep his tribe on their toes to be sure he does not get dirty!

Lisa said...

I've been thinking about buying one. The only hard floors in my apartment are the (very small) bathroom and (also teeny tiny) kitchen, everything else is carpet. I'm just wondering whether it will clean the group between the tiles? My bathroom is very small tiles.

Hef runs a tight ship. Whip those doggies into shape! Is he wearing a necklace?