Keeping Our Home Presentable with Swiffer

If you have a double-coated dog, how do you handle the fur? If we don't do daily brushing sessions, my home pays the price! Thankfully, Swiffer makes it quick and easy to keep our home fur-free.

Keeping Our Home Presentable with Swiffer®

This post is sponsored by Swiffer® and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help share information about Swiffer products for pet parents, but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Swiffer is not responsible for the content of this article.

Can someone please tell me how it can possibly be 2017 already? I don’t know about you, but I was ready for the start of a new year. It always encourages me to look back on the past year, determine my successes, and decide what I want to work on in the next year. Ah yes, those popular New Year’s Resolutions. I mentioned earlier this week that resolutions aren’t necessarily my thing. However, I always set goals for myself. Amidst the many, many goals I have, I have several that involve the fluffy butts:

  • Complete the therapy dog certification with Atka
  • Find a carting class to participate in with Mauja
  • Dabble in Rally with Atka (yes, pyrents – I’m serious! 😉)
  • Get the fluffies back on a consistent grooming schedule

I used to be so good with our grooming routine. Mauja and Atka were being brushed most nights of the week. I’d turn on the TV and give them a nice brush to end the day. While grooming isn’t something they really enjoy, I have always found it relaxing. However, I’ve been seriously slacking recently and only been brushing them about once per week. My house has paid the price for that.

If you have a double-coated dog, how do you handle the fur? If we don't do daily brushing sessions, my home pays the price! Thankfully, Swiffer makes it quick and easy to keep our home fur-free. Even with daily brushing, shed happens. There’s a common saying for pet parents of dogs with double coats: “My dog only sheds twice per year. For six months in the spring and six months in the fall.” It goes without saying that with only weekly brushing sessions, pet hair envelops my home. Talk about embarrassing if someone wants to swing by the house last minute! Thankfully, I’ve developed a super quick, super easy pet clean-up routine for when I slack in my daily pet grooming.

  1. Quickly vacuum the carpeted areas a guest might see.
  2. Run the Swiffer® Sweeper® on the laminate flooring.
  3. Spot clean the muddy paw prints with the Swiffer® WetJet™, which are ALWAYS there – darn Pacific Northwest living! 😉
  4. If I have an extra minute, I’ll run my Swiffer® Duster™ over the coffee table and entertainment center to remove the fur (how does so much fur end up on the elevated surfaces?!).

Swiffer

  There are so many reasons I love using Swiffer products, but here are a few top benefits:

  • All are quick, easy, and lightweight
  • The dry cloth for the Swiffer Sweeper has grooves which trap dirt, dust, and hair.
  • The wet cloth easily dissolves dirt and grime without the hassle of a mop and bucket.
  • The Swiffer Duster showcases Dust Lock Adhesive which easily cleans all the nooks and crannies in your house for a 3x better clean than a feather duster.

Like every product, it isn’t perfect for all situations. Pyr fur is long and thick and when I only do weekly a brushing, there is a lot to sweep up. It doesn’t always “lock” the copious amounts of fur. However, it still does a great job of collecting the fur into an easy to manage pile while simultaneously trapping the dirt that brooms miss.

Pro tip: After running the Swiffer, simply prop it in the corner. The Swiffer Sweeper will collect all the dust and hair and disguise it until you have a moment to clean up the excess. Or if you’re like me, until you decide you’ve piled up enough fur in the corner 😉

Daily grooming helps pets and pet owners bond in many ways, and can prevent shedding, but shed happens! With Swiffer, pet parents can get a thorough clean in minutes, so pet hair mess is never an obstacle to bonding. – Dr. Evan Antin, Swiffer Spokesperson

If you have a double-coated dog, how do you handle the fur? If we don't do daily brushing sessions, my home pays the price! Thankfully, Swiffer makes it quick and easy to keep our home fur-free.

My Swiffer, a glass of Merlot, and a Great Pyrenees #PyrMomLife 😉

I couldn’t agree more and want you to experience the Swiffer products for yourself. Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Big Green Box full of Swiffer products!

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Can’t wait? Visit Swiffer to learn more about how pet parents can keep their home clean and smelling fresh with the Swiffer® Sweeper®, the Swiffer® Duster™ and the Swiffer® Wet Jet™.

In the meantime, visit Swiffer on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and check out tips from Dr. Antin on Facebook and Instagram.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Swiffer. The opinions and text are all mine.

39 Comments on Keeping Our Home Presentable with Swiffer

  1. freshmankay@gmail.com'
    Kayley
    January 5, 2017 at 10:21 am (2 months ago)

    I brush my cat regularly with a deshedding brush to help combat loose hairs, but of course it’s impossible to get all of them.

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  2. stinker-bellxx@hotmail.com'
    Lindsey Boyd
    January 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm (2 months ago)

    With a Great Pyrenees and two long-haired German Shepherds, it can sometimes be a bit complicated keeping the house as fur free as I would like! Swiffer helps a lot in making that possible, and receiving one of this big, green-colored boxes would certainly help in continuing to keep myself, the fur kids, *and* the house happy! 😉

    Reply
  3. ckmorita@puppyintraining.com'
    Colby
    January 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm (2 months ago)

    The fur really piles up at our house, but I imagine it comes much quicker with Great Pyrenees. We use a Swiffer for a quick cleanup, but have to pull out the vacuum cleaner on a daily basis to keep our floors clear of the furry tumble weeds.

    Reply
  4. erm.eam@gmail.com'
    Erin
    January 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm (2 months ago)

    We have two 7 month old Great Pyrenees who love to come in after a long day guarding the livestock and roll all over the floor and rugs. I’m in serious need of a Swiffer just so I can get all of this fur out of hard to reach places, while my dogs lazily watch me out of the corner of their eye 😉

    Reply
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    Shelley P
    January 6, 2017 at 12:26 am (2 months ago)

    The dogs get brushed every two weeks. To help keep the house clean from fur and whatever they carry into the house we also vacuum and sweep daily.

    Reply
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    Kristen Barrington
    January 6, 2017 at 1:53 am (2 months ago)

    We could totally use all these products at my house! Three Pyrs and an Aussie mix… Everything is covered in hair. This would make it so much easier to keep up with cleaning.

    Reply
  7. debikless@gmail.com'
    Debi K.
    January 6, 2017 at 7:40 am (2 months ago)

    As a Pyr owner myself, I can totally relate! I am very OCD about a clean fur-less house. I use Swiffer products as well. I also purchased a blaster from our groomer when our Pyrs were pups. So, every week I blast all of that undercoat out and brush. You will not believe the difference this makes! I now vacuum once a week and only have to dry Swiffer maybe once in between vacuuming! Yes, you can be somewhat fur free! Plus it’s great bonding with your fur kids. Mine love it!! It blows out cool air so they want more blaster time, especially under their manes. I even blowout my neighbors lab and she is amazed how much less she has to vacuum. I recently went to Amazon and typed in dog blaster and they had the professional grade by Metro. It’s a 4.0 motor. It’s bright orange with a black hose. It will run about $165ish….well worth it! I’ve had mine 12 and a half years and it runs just like it did when I first bought it. You want a professional blaster, because it is made to last. My groomer and vet say that our Pyrs are the best kept Pyrs they have ever seen. I take pride in that. I’ve turned so many friends onto it…it will change your life!
    Hope this helps!

    Reply
  8. fidoseofreality@gmail.com'
    Carol Bryant
    January 6, 2017 at 10:01 am (2 months ago)

    We are a Swiffer household. I am also learning to groom my dog, and the many different Swiffer products have been lifesavers for me. In fact, this past Christmas, I snapped some photos of Swiffer products at our local Target store and sent them to my wife. I asked for Swiffer goodies in my stocking. The products work and I don’t know what we did before this brand came along!

    Reply
  9. bfree1@tampabay.rr.com'
    Becky
    January 6, 2017 at 10:37 am (2 months ago)

    We have shedding and bird dander at our house! Like you, I try to brush someone every night but the holidays kind of disrupted our routine! Swiffer would help with “grooming” our home, that’s for sure!

    Reply
  10. hbpearson@hotmail.co.uk'
    Hindy Pearson
    January 6, 2017 at 11:03 am (2 months ago)

    I used to use Swiffer all the time, especially when I had 5 cats and the products I liked did a great job. If there’s a way to make cleaning easier, I’m all for it.

    Reply
  11. hooyen@gmail.com'
    Lilly
    January 6, 2017 at 11:36 am (2 months ago)

    Teddy, at 10 months, is surprisingly not shedding as much as we were expecting! No complaints though =) We are hoping this will stay true forever, but I guess we’ll know once spring time arrives and she blows her winter coat! So we brush weekly, and she is also not such a fan of it, but we are trying to get her to accept that it MUST happen.

    Reply
  12. walkswithrama@gmail.com'
    Shannon Adams
    January 6, 2017 at 1:09 pm (2 months ago)

    Ah yes, Swiffer and I have had a long relationship. Their products are awesome. Big fan!

    Reply
  13. ayantos22@gmail.com'
    Amanda Yantos
    January 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm (2 months ago)

    Khloee gets groomed professionally and Wynston and McKenzie Rae don’t require much grooming at all. However, Kenzers sheds like crazy and so does one of my cats. Swiffer is a daily tool in my house! The dusters and original sweeper are my favorite.

    Reply
  14. tenaciouslittleterrier@gmail.com'
    Tenacious Little Terrier
    January 6, 2017 at 4:18 pm (2 months ago)

    With Mr. N it’s not so much fur we have to worry about as is all the dirt that he tracks in!

    Reply
  15. chieffuzzydude@mattiedog.com'
    Rebecca at MattieDog
    January 6, 2017 at 9:49 pm (2 months ago)

    With our Shih Tzus (3) and a Chihuahua we need a caravan of Swiffer products!

    Reply
  16. candicewestcaw@gmail.com'
    Candice West
    January 7, 2017 at 1:46 am (2 months ago)

    I should have bought Proctor & Gamble stock when we fostered our first Great Pyrenees years ago-I’d be rich! Our current household of furbabies consist of 7 rescued dogs (two of which are pyrs) and 4 rescued cats. Needless to say, keeping fur to a minimum is a huge job! I couldn’t do it without my Swiffer products.

    Reply
  17. pawesomecats@gmail.com'
    Pawesome Cats
    January 7, 2017 at 5:58 am (2 months ago)

    We brush the cats regularly to keep the hair problem under control – but it ain’t easy. This looks like a good product and you make housework look easy and fun.

    Reply
  18. auction4petsupplies@gmail.com'
    Ruth Epstein
    January 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm (2 months ago)

    I brush Layla nightly and the vacuum does not always help especially after the kids have been here too. I have an old swiffer that is slowly falling apart from over use and love it, desperately need a new one.

    Reply
  19. maggie.marton@gmail.com'
    Maggie
    January 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm (2 months ago)

    I totally acknowledge that this is NOT even slightly a fair comparison to your pups, but… Cooper sheds a ton! People are often surprised to walk into our house and be covered in tiny, poky red furs from head to toe within minutes. In part, it’s because he loves to sit on top of everyone, but he really does shed like crazy. I’m a huge Swiffer fan because I just can’t bring myself to vacuum every day. I love the quick convenience of it, and I feel like if it works for your pups… that’s a HUGE stamp of approval!!

    Reply
  20. susan@talenthounds.ca'
    Talent Hounds
    January 7, 2017 at 6:02 pm (2 months ago)

    Love my Swiffer- we have hardwood floors throughout ground and second floors so perfect. Who knew pugs shed like little bandits.

    Reply
  21. lolatherescuedcat@gmail.com'
    Lola The Rescued Cat
    January 7, 2017 at 6:28 pm (2 months ago)

    Swiffers really help around here. With two cats our mom has a lot of hair to clean up.

    Reply
  22. fashionbeyondforty@gmail.com'
    Joely Smith
    January 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm (2 months ago)

    We have three cats and one dog and use Swiffer daily to keep the mess under control! Great products!

    Reply
  23. Ca238ca@gmail.com'
    Cathy Armato
    January 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm (2 months ago)

    Great review! I can’t love that photo of you swiffering with a glass of wine in your hand enough!! If they don’t pick that up to put in a national ad I’ll be surprised. I’m so excited about the contest, with a super active Husky in the house we Need it badly! Tons of fur + muddy paws galore.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    Reply
  24. tonya@raisingyourpetsnaturally.com'
    Tonya Wilhelm
    January 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm (2 months ago)

    Your dogs are lovely. I bet you have a fur bunny or two. lol Glad this product is helping.

    Reply
  25. bryn.nowell@gmail.com'
    Bryn Nowell
    January 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm (2 months ago)

    First, you were cleaning like a BOSS with wine and heals and you are therefore my hero. Secondly, I saw 666 entries when I got on the page and said “on no, I have to enter so the number changes!” Lastly, our house is always a fur disaster with two dogs. I honestly can’t fathom the amount of fluff you deal with! We love all Swiffer products and use them regularly.

    Reply
  26. FiveSibes@gmail.com'
    FiveSibesMom Dorothy
    January 8, 2017 at 10:57 pm (2 months ago)

    With five Siberian Huskies, fur is an accessory here! LOL! I have a groomer who does home visits to help keep my Huskies spiffy! How do I keep my home clean? We roll and dust and wipe all surfaces to defur! Great giveaway – thanks for hosting! Great pics (especially the wine glass one!)! Love Swiffer products!

    Reply
  27. hihichick13@icqmail.com'
    Michelle B.
    January 8, 2017 at 11:04 pm (2 months ago)

    We vacuum A LOT. We can brush all day and never make a dent in the hair on our floors. Ugh!

    Reply
  28. robinsplayfulkitties@hotmail.com'
    Robin
    January 8, 2017 at 11:07 pm (2 months ago)

    Swiffer makes some great products for homes with pets. I used to use the Swiffer wet jet all the time before I moved into my apartment (almost all carpet here). I would absolutely love to try the dusters! It would be nice to have a new Swiffer mop for the 2 small tiled areas of my apartment too. My kitties may have short hair, but they shed like crazy!

    Reply
  29. rescue@dailydogtag.com'
    Beth
    January 8, 2017 at 11:43 pm (2 months ago)

    I take my 2 of my dogs to the groomer regularly. Sophie is double coated and even though she is small, she sheds a lot. Theo and our cat have short hair, and they shed a lot too. Nothing compared to your dogs or my Keeshond, but there is always pet hair where I wish there wasn’t.

    Reply
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    Jennifer Davis
    January 9, 2017 at 10:26 am (2 months ago)

    I have a Bichion Terrier Mix & a Min Pin & a guinea pig between all of them the fur gets a little crazy! Plus I have asthma so I’ve got to keep the house clean, Swiffer would make it so much easier! I wouldn’t change it for the world though! They are my heart!

    Reply
  31. jessica@beaglesandbargains.com'
    Jessica Shipman | Beagles & Bargains
    January 9, 2017 at 1:19 pm (2 months ago)

    We do regular bathes, brushing, and nail clipping. They become a big more often during rainy and winter months, so we make sure to use something that is gentle! We use a combination of vacuum and Swiffer. I love the dusters and the wet pads. They pair great with our Roomba and Cordless Dyson!

    Reply
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    Amy Angulo
    January 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm (1 month ago)

    We love Swiffer products! We keep the pet hair under control by hand stripping their coats and by vacuuming regularly.

    Reply
  33. hunnybear777@hotmail.com'
    April
    January 10, 2017 at 3:28 pm (1 month ago)

    Love the photos in this one Kelsie. Bain should have been a Pyr, he loves to be brushed, but he just doesn’t have enough fur for me to do it that long.

    I love your resolutions, I need to work on Bain’s certification for Canine Good Neighbour.

    I’ve never tried a Swiffer before, but I keep hearing good things!

    Reply
  34. arress83@hotmail.com'
    Cheryl B
    January 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm (1 month ago)

    I brush my dog every other day, I use a vacuum and a towel to help collect the fur.

    Reply
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    Nancy Loring
    January 12, 2017 at 7:47 am (1 month ago)

    I have to brush my dogs everyday but you would never know it. I have to keep lint rollers everywhere because everyone in the house gets dog hair on them. I sweep and vacuum all the time but it i worth it because I love my dogs.

    Reply
  36. a601mom@juno.com'
    Nancy Geer
    January 12, 2017 at 2:20 pm (1 month ago)

    With an 8 month old Pyr, mud is a constant battle. I brush him two or three times a week and have trained him to wait by the door when he comes in to get towel off but my hardwood floors still end up with a pattern of footprints and wet hair. A swifter mop by the door might well be my best solution

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  37. thisisntafakeemail21@gmail.com'
    Jessica M
    January 13, 2017 at 8:20 am (1 month ago)

    I try to keep our furry friend brushed and bathed as much as possible. We have 2 kids that break out horribly if I don’t keep up with it. Our dog gets a bath monthly and brushed atleast once a week sometimes more.

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    Elena
    January 14, 2017 at 7:47 pm (1 month ago)

    I have two dogs and two cats. They take bath every week and I brush them often too. Swiffer products would help me keep my house clean from pet hair

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