I hate to clean.
There, I've told the entire world (not that anyone really reads my blog).
I absolutely despise cleaning. As a child, I was given washing dishes and dusting as a punishment, thus kicking off a lifelong hatred for any kind of cleaning chore. As an adult, I clean begrudgingly.
I stack and run the dishwasher. Hand washing is done only when I've stared at the same plate in the sink for 3 days straight and I'm leaving on a week-long trip the next day. Besides, I heard that the dishwasher uses less water than hand-washing.
My bed is made when I put new sheets on it.
Clean laundry is consistently piled in my bedroom chair.....Rarely does it make it to the closet....not that my closet has a lot of room for it anyway.
When I had carpet, I occasionally vacuumed.
I still consider mopping the fifth ring of hell, and it's only done when I stick to the kitchen floor.
I never dust. No amount of money on earth can compel me. When I dust, I end up spreading the dust around by sneezing. Besides, no matter what, you have more dust the next day. Given that I am now the proud owner of laminate floors, this is a problem.
And now that I've given you this litany of things I hate about cleaning, why did I title this post "Something New to Like?"
Because I have found something new to like. Meet the Swiffer Vac and the Swiffer Duster/Extender!
Don't ask me why, but I'll load a Swiffer Dry cloth onto the Vac and take it all around the house. I have no problem putting a dry cloth on the duster and quickly swishing the coffee and side tables or tackling cobwebs in my house.
These two products are so simple and easy to use that I almost have fun with them. My only problem with the Swiffer Vac is the 10 minute suction time on the Vac part. That sucks, but then again, I don't need to run the Vac all the time. Just when I get something I can't pick up on the dry pad.
Of course, Swiffer isn't solving my messy kitchen problem (anyone have a solution for that?), but at least my floors are clean and most (wood) surfaces in my house are now dust-free.
PS. The people who made Swiffer aren't paying me a dime for this post. I just really really like the SwifferVac.