Embrace the Messes with Swiffer Sweep & Trap

My three little boys have a special talent: they are the messiest kids on the face of the earth. Dropping crumbs and scattering debris everywhere they go. It doesn’t matter if they are sitting at the kitchen table, supposedly eating over their plates or if they are standing in front of the fridge, grabbing a snack. A mess is inevitable.

And y’all? I have way too much else to do to worry about those messes. Besides, I’d made that whole New Year’s Resolution not to yell, so it’s better that I just embrace the mess.

Well, embrace it to a point: because eventually, those messes have to be cleaned up.

I tried a little hand-held broom and dust pan, but my boys’ messes are too much for that. Usually, I ended up dragging out the vacuum cleaner and running that over the floor. But that was reserved for right before I’d do the weekly mopping (or if we were going to have company since apparently goldfish cracker and cereal bits all over the floor aren’t considered fancy décor) because it’s too much of a pain to bring that out every day.

Then my doorbell rang and the Swiffer Sweep & Trap arrived at my door… sort of like on the commercials, minus the filming crew.

swiffer sweep and trap

The Swiffer Sweep & Trap uses rotating blades to pick up large particles and flicks them into a dirt bin while the attached Swiffer Sweeper dry cloth traps dirt, dust, and hair that brooms can leave behind. You can see what the area underneath my boys’ side of the table looks like after an afternoon and what it looks like after using the Swiffer Sweep & Trap.
20140219-200637.jpg The Swiffer Sweep & Trap uses the same dry cloths as the Swiffer Sweeper(so I’ve bought them in bulk after seeing how easy this is to use).  It’s lightweight, compact with an ergonomic handle. The rotating blades and dirt bin are easily removed for cleaning and just as easy to reattach. You can see how much they picked up from my messy boys and it really is easy to empty the mess from the dirt bin.


No batteries or power is required so it’s just as quick to use as a broom, but it’ll give you a much better clean. We’ve been using it daily since it arrived on our doorstep. The best part is that I can put my boys to work cleaning their own messes!


We don’t have hardwood floors, but if you do, know that the rotating blades are soft so they won’t scratch your floors.

Swiffer Coupon

The Swiffer Sweep & Trap is new at Target. Get $2 off of a Swiffer Sweep & Trap starter kit at Target.com by going to http://clvr.li/1dPxU3G and entering coupon code TGTBBAGU. Offer is only valid through 2/28/14 at Target.com

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


    • Shell says

      I’m thinking this is one of those super practical baby shower gifts. Forget the cute outfits, get a Swiffer and stain spray.

  1. brett says

    um, i’m sorry ,but I think you are confused. because I have the messiest three kids on earth. plus a dog and two cats. LOL!! kids are messy!

    • Shell says

      My boys currently think it’s fun to use this. We’ll see how long that lasts, but I’ll take the help for now!

  2. says

    I just tried to order this (because it looks AWESOME), but the coupon code wouldn’t go through!  It said my cart wasn’t eligible??
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    • Shell says

      I’m not sure why. I just tried and it took the $2 off. Did you maybe copy the . at the end along with the code?

  3. teresa mccluskey says

    O my goodness I need one of these! I have a 1 & 3 yr old so you can imagine what my floors look like after we eat 😉

    • Shell says

      The cheerios. Those things started getting dropped on my floor when my oldest was 6 months and they still drop them on the floor now.

  4. Jacqueline says

    I have a Swiffer Wet Jet and use it literally everyday! I love everything they make! My dogs leave treat crunchies all over my floor and mak the tile look like carpet lol. This looks like another useful Swiffer product!

    • Shell says

      It’s ridiculous how much mess is on my floor after every meal. This Swiffer makes it s much easier to keep it clean.