5 Pre-Holiday Cleaning Tips + A Review of Swiffer SteamBoost Steam Mop
5 Pre-Holiday Cleaning Tips + A Review of Swiffer SteamBoost Steam Mop

5 Pre-Holiday Cleaning Tips + A Review of Swiffer SteamBoost Steam Mop

by Alicia in Cleaning & Cleaners

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This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post.

Are you anxiously cleaning your home to get ready for your holiday visitors?  I am.  It’s ridiculous really.   It never fails..each year, around the 2nd week of December, I get a cleaning bug and even though I know that within three days, the house will be a mess again, I go at it anyway.   That’s why I came up with a set of 5 pre-holiday cleaning tips that even I follow.

My Top 5 Tips On Cleaning For The Holidays:

  • Be realistic, give your self and your kids small cleaning projects throughout the course of a week before the holidays.  Don’t expect to cram all of your cleaning into one weekend. 
  • Turn on cheerful music that everyone will enjoy listening to while they’re cleaning.
  • Don’t try to vacuum, steam, sweep, or mop around small furniture, move it out of the way.  
  • Wear comfortable clothes while you’re cleaning.
  • Drink lots of water and even stop for a snack while you’re cleaning.  Eating and drinking will help keep your energy up and spirits high. Goodness knows you’re probably not thrilled about cleaning!

I received a Swiffer SteamBoost to review and while I am not required to write about things I receive to review, I write about things I love and this is one of them.   The Swiffer SteamBoost is lightweight, easy to use, and holds enough water to clean for a quite a while.   Also, it is very quiet and I LOVE the lavender scent of the pads.   After I used the SteamBoost as my house, I took it to my mom’s house to use on her tile floors.   The SteamBoost is easy to set up.  My 7-year-old set it up except for putting the pad on.   I wanted to put the pad on since there are chemicals in them.  The pad snaps into the little grooves and removes easily with a tug.  Once you put the pad on, simply plug the SteamBoost in and wait 30 seconds, then you’re ready to clean!

The electric Swiffer SteamBoost emits steam as an agent to activate the cleaning solution in the refill pads.  The SteamBoost is meant to be used on hard floor surfaces only.   Cleaning around furniture, corners, and toilets is easy because the handle swivels.

Swiffer SteamBoost steam mop

Swiffer Steamboost

Why Use a Steam Mop?

Steam moms are great for getting grimy dirt and sticky stuff off floors.   Our middle floor is almost all hardwood and it’s the first thing the kid walk on after school and when they’ve been in the front yard.  A steam mop makes getting that tracked in dirt on the floor, a breeze to lift.   Steam mops are also great for cleaning up sticky messes.

Swiffer Bissell SteamBoost Dimensions and Specs

  • Height: Approx 45 inches
  • Width: 10.25 inches
  • Depth: Approx 6 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Power cord: 20 feet

I would like to see an on/off button on future models and perhaps a small pad to set the SteamBoost on while it’s warming up, included in the starter kit.


This sponsored post was brought to you by Swiffer®. For a limited time, get a $15 prepaid card when you purchase a SteamBoost Steam Mop Starter Kit between 11/24/13 and 12/31/13. Swiffer BISSELL® SteamBoost™ combines a dirt-dissolving cleaning solution with the power of steam for a deep clean that gets messes mops can leave behind. Also be sure to like Swiffer on Facebook and follow @swiffer on Twitter.

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