Monday, June 09, 2008

What?? No Swiffer??

My housewarming present to myself was going to be a Swiffer dust mop (or whatever they're calling them). I was sure I'd seen them here but alas they were not to be found at the fancy gringo grocery store (caters to fancy gringos, doesn't actually sell them) nor yet at the chain that was bought out by Wal-Mart last year and now carries a whole line of Equate products along with the usual stuff.

Oh well. Guess it's the old-school broom for me. I did find a purple one at least :)


Christina June 09, 2008 1:48 PM  

Really, the broom? Better and cheaper. I say that b/c swiffers are nothing more than a trap to get you to spend money on maintaining the thing.

A swiffer sweeper? Needs new pads all the time. A broom does not.

A swiffer duster? Needs new thingies all the time. A dustrag, no.

A swiffer wet jet? Needs new pads and new bottles of chemicals (which are horribly expensive!). A mop? No.

Someone had a great idea that went something like this: "No one is making enough money on the mops and brooms and feather dusters anymore. How can we get people to buy expensive items and all the accessories when there's nothing wrong with the originals?"

--says woman who owns a wet jet, a sweeper and a duster. Damn things.

Erin June 09, 2008 2:02 PM  

The Swiffer duster is the bomb. The swiffer floor things ... less so.

I'm with Christina - they are costly to maintain and inevitably run out of something when you are in a cleaning mood.

DCup June 09, 2008 4:46 PM  

A purple broom? Love that! I'd want a purple witch's hat to wear when I wield it, though. Purple with stars....

Angela (FWC) June 09, 2008 7:53 PM  

If you get a microfiber cloth (much, much cheaper if you buy them in the automotive section rather than home section, btw), then you can push it around with your purple broom, getting all the benefits of a swiffer with a washable cloth.

I've been reading, Jen, and I'm glad that this transition seems to be going as well as such an event can go.

pidomon June 09, 2008 7:59 PM  

a purple broom? really?
now you are just rubbing it in :)

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