Sunday, December 7, 2014

Whoever Invented THIS, I Love You!

by Leann

I guess I have to start by saying I am allergic to EVERYTHING. And have been
for most of my life. We, like most of the country, had carpet in our homes for many years. But because of my dust allergy, not to mention the chemical make-up of most carpeting, we decided to have wood floors and tile in the new house. I also need to say that Rosie, our lovely little hyper dog, is a labradoodle. She wasn't supposed to shed. That's why we chose that breed. Again, because of the allergies. Well, she sheds worse than any cat I've ever
had.

The dog hair--now that I can see it since it's not imbedded in carpet--rolls around this house like tumbleweed. How can one little dog shed SO MUCH?? I brush her and garner a bushel of her hair and still I've got more to gather up everywhere. And that's why I want to thank the person who invented the Swiffer--in all its many forms.

Proctor & Gamble should call me to do a commercial! I just bought the newest one that rolls the hair and dirt into a small container. Love it. Bending over is hard for me, so this does save my back. These Swiffers must be making the company a fortune. And not a small fortune. They glide so easily, work so well. The only thing I want to say to you, P&G, is PLEASE make as many unscented little cloths as you do the ones with all that perfume on them. See, I'm allergic to the smelly stuff, too! 

Anyone else love their Swiffer products (and yes I have the duster,too, for those ceiling fans) as much as I do?

27 comments:

Margie said...

Hi Leann.......Labradoodles are "suppose" to be the best dog at not shedding and great for those with allergies. What happen? We have a Shih Tzu with long hair and he sleeps with us and I know what it does to us. Plus I have long strains of his hair all over me. So I do feel for you.

Aurian said...

Hi Leann, I completely know how you feel, I am allergic to everything as well, but I refuse to be medicated every day, as the side effects are sometimes worse than the allergies. People always think I have a cold, but that is not the case.
I didn't know about this Swiffer thing, will have to check it out as it is so much easier than vacuuming all the time.

Dru said...

There's a new swiffer? - will check it out. I had the jet dry but I couldn't stand the noise. But I have a swiffer in every room and plan to get the new one, especially if I can use it in place of broom and dustpan.

Anonymous said...

Good morning, Leann - my cleaning ladies use pieces of toweling instead of the Swiffer pads then toss them in the washer, something I intend to do when the supply I have now is gone.

Sheila

mary kennedy said...

Leann, I am so glad you posted this!! I hadn't seen this version of Swifter. (and with 8 cats, I should have, right?) Will get this pronto! Thanks for the heads-up.

Joan O'Callaghan said...

Hope it's available in Canada....no allergies here except for penicillin, but the cat sheds fur everywhere and it collects in little tumbleweeds!

Leann Sweeney said...

After we got our beloved Rosie we learned the true non-shedder in the labradoodle line is the second generation. Some of those first generation dogs are non-shedders but it's not a guarantee. But we love her no matter what and I KNOW you feel the same about your baby!!

Leann Sweeney said...

MUCH easier than vacuuming, though I do have a robot vacuum that gets under the sofa and the beds. Quite handy!

Leann Sweeney said...

YES! I LOVE this new one Dru. No noise and works just like a regular Swiffer without much noise!

Leann Sweeney said...

Sounds like a great idea! Do these pieces of towel pick up the same amount of stuff as the cloths?

Leann Sweeney said...

I just saw it advertised and the first store I went to didn't have it. Then I found it at the grocery store! YAY!

Leann Sweeney said...

I know! Isn't it amazing how much they shed? If you have Swiffer products thee, I'm sure you can find one!

Mia said...

OH YES! I love mine!! We had a golden retriever who used to shed enough hair to knit a bigger dog at least once a week, and I have laminate flooring in most of my house, so yes those tumbleweeds made from dog hair. Our golden died last year and we adopted a mini schnauzer who sheds almost as much. Flip on a ceiling fan and just watch little gray balls of hair float out from under furniture and across the floors.
The swiffer sure does help! I don't have the sticky one or the vacuum one but I want both. Just won't mention that this time of year because I'd hate to have to admit I got one as a Christmas gift from my husband (and I KNOW he'd go that route too) I'll wait until January to mention it.

Leann Sweeney said...

Ha, Mia! NO ONE wants a Swiffer for Christmas. This is not the vacuum one. It's like a regular Swiffer with this little compartment in front to pick up stuff and has a soft rubber roller. Geniuses live at the Swiffer place.

Karen in Ohio said...

Leann, look for a very thin microfiber cloth that is approximately the same size as the Swiffer cloth. Or, you can cut one to fit. That's what I use, also.

The microfiber grabs the dust in exactly the same way as the Swiffer cloths do.

Leann Sweeney said...

Ah, thanks Karen. After I use the 10,000 pack Swiffer cloths I just bought! (why did I buy so many?? Maybe because I was always running out and Walmart had this huge economy size box!)

Anonymous said...

I need this, too! We gave up carpet years ago, too. Still, the dogs' hair rolls up in piles. I call them dust monsters, instead of dust bunnies!

Leann Sweeney said...

Love "dust monsters!" YES! You need one!! :-)

Barbara T. said...

Yes, Swiffer has great products. I wish more products were available unscented.

Leann Sweeney said...

Me, too, Barbara! Sometimes I feel almost poisoned by certain scents!

Lynn Delage said...

I've used the swiffers and liked them but was unable to continue using them because of the cost of the pads. I might try the microfiber route since they are washable. I have a Lhasa Also and tons of dust monsters (love that name). I have limited mobility and it is difficult to keep up with them.

Leann Sweeney said...

They ARE pricey. I'm going to try the microfiber thing when I use up what cloths I have now. The limited mobility is understandable. Keeping up with dust monsters is a full time job with a pet!! Take care of yourself, Lynn!

Margaret said...

I have a lab and a jack russell and they both shed copiously...........little white hairs and black clumps....I will definitely try to find the new Swiffer. Thanks!

Leann Sweeney said...

I hope you like yours as much as I like mine. Anything to help with the HAIR!!! :-)

Sharon Greene said...

I have a black lab that sheds pounds of fur everyday of the year. I thought shedding was a seasonal thing, winter coat to summer coat, but not with this dog. We have hardwood floors throughout the house and I'd be lost without my Swifter.

Leann Sweeney said...

I feel for you. Rosie sheds ALL. THE. TIME. I'm with you on the Swiffer helper!

Margie said...

Bandit is the very most spoiled little guy ever and is so special to us. How do we ever let this happen is beyond me. How do we become so into their ever wish.