Gus works for P&G, and every Christmas, we get a "gift box" that has a few products in it. Apparently, one year, we got a Swiffer 360 Dusters Extender starter kit. Why do I say apparently? Well, the other day, I found it wayyyyy up on the top shelf in the laundry room. I didn't know it was there, and I have no idea how long it's been there. I'm guessing 1-3 years. Oops.
So obviously, I'm not a Swiffer user. :-)
Since my last back surgery in October 2011, Gus has stepped in and taken over a lot of chores for me, but let's face it - no one is going to clean like I do, right? He's a huge help, but he also has a job working 8 or more hours per day - so he does the "important" stuff here, but that doesn't include wiping down kitchen cabinets, cleaning the top of the fridge, or dusting the recessed lights so there aren't a million cobwebs looped around the room like party streamers. Also, keep in mind that I'm 5'3" tall (or should I say short?), so for me to do any of those chores would involve a stepladder.
Hey, why don't I try the Swiffer 360 Dusters Extender??!!
The starter kit includes 3 dusters, and a handle that extends to 3 feet. Since this was a gift, I had no idea of the cost, so I looked it up online. Walmart sells the starter kit for $8.47, a 6 ct. refill pack for $7.97, and a large 16 ct. refill pack for $11.47.
You just snap the handle pieces together and pop on a duster!
Here's how I used it:
I was able to do all of that dusting on the first floor, and this is what the duster looked like afterward:
The verdict: This thing is pretty nifty!! Why haven't I used it before now?? I am officially in love with this. You have no idea the satisfaction I feel at being able to do these little cleaning chores myself - and without climbing (Gus yells at me for climbing. He's a little overprotective since I almost died during my last surgery.) Honestly, I really recommend giving this product a try. I think you'll like it!
(Disclaimer: Yes, Gus works for P&G - but this review was not solicited by them, nor was I compensated for it in any way. The product was free - given as part of the employee Christmas gift one year - but not given with anything expected in return. My opinions are strictly my own.)