I should probably write a book. Or at the very least, submit my story to those seeking relationship counselling. Because friends, gather ’round: I have found the secret to a successful marriage.
I know what you’re thinking… communication, friendship and companionship, right? Of course. Of course those are important attributes of any fulfilling relationship. And for better or worse, richer or poorer… I married the man of my dreams. He’s smart, he’s charming, and he knows his way around the kitchen just as he knows the way to my heart.
But that’s not why I hang on to him.
My man has something I’ll be hard-pressed to find in another potential mate. Until now, I’ve kept his special skills a secret from the world. Because truthfully, I fear women everywhere will try to steal him away. And before you start to speculate, I’ll just come clean: no, he doesn’t send me romantic texts – or leave doting messages written in raspberries. And – shockingly – he doesn’t whip out an acoustic guitar, serenading me with words of love. But he does have the one thing that keeps me coming back for more – he has the #SwifferEffect.
Yes, ladies, my man does all the cleaning. And when he cleans, he only trusts Swiffer.
By day, he’s a successful business executive. He likes high definition smartphones and a high definition clean. Swiffer Dusters pick up dust and lock it away with thousands of flexible fluffy fibres. Lightly coated with Dust Lock Adhesive, these fibres change shape to reach into nooks and crannies, trapping up to 2x more dust than a dust cloth.
Conference call at 3pm? No problem. He’s on it like dust on shutters. Now THIS is what you call multi-tasking 101.
A nanny? Pfft. My husband is on child duty and Steamboost duty. The Swiffer BISSELL SteamBoost is a steam mop that deeply penetrates dirt and helps remove messes mops can leave behind. Fill it with water, attach a Steam Pad and plug it in. No other cleaning solutions are needed – which is a good thing, because often, my husband has his hands full with our toddler.
Says the husband: “I am amazed by the Swiffer BISSELL SteamBoost. It has made me fall in love with our hardwood floors again! After a day of play, the floors are caked with water stains, Play Doh, mystery dirt and more. The special Steam Pads have a steam-activated, dirt-dissolving cleaning solution that pulls dirt from surfaces and locks it away. It almost makes cleaning fun!”
What did I tell you ladies? Better than a love song.
Of course, I love a man who takes care of himself, so it’s no surprise that I snagged a metrosexual mate. Fixing his hair in the mirror? That’s expected. Fixing his hair while dusting the mirror? Now that’s HOT.
Hubby has also been known to dabble in Swiffer 360° Dusters. They have thousands of deep-cleaning fibres that help reduce allergens, and are designed specifically to clean dirt in grooves and crevices. Today, however, he opted for his trusted ol’ blue – his tried and true cleaning companion.
So there you have it: the secret to a successful marriage is finding a man with the #SwifferEffect. A lean, mean, cleaning machine… be still my heart! Click here to visit Swiffer.
I am a #PGMom. I received Swiffer products in exchange for my review. Of course, we both know I handed the products over to my husband. The opinions on this blog are his, obvi.
Omg hilarious and awesome. Love how much of a story teller you are. :)
Thank you so much Nancy!
Best storyteller ever!! Hilarious post and now I know what to look for in a life partner LOL
Then my work here is done! LOL glad you enjoyed the post!
We love Swiffer products too. But I’m the one who uses them! Don’t think I’ll get my husband to do the dusting in my lifetime!
Oh, you never know! Never thought I’d say this but the few times I used Swiffers they were actually kind of fun :)
Gives new meaning to being swept off your feet. ;)
Hahaha indeed! Ba-da-bing!
I love swifter, my husband will use it too :)
Ah, sounds like he’s got the #SwifferEffect too!
Ella Pretty Blog
They seriously need to make this into an ad campaign…the #swiffereffect is much stronger than the #axeeffect (ever seen those deo ads?)…we’d definitely swoon more over a swiffer man than for any headache-inducing deodorant :-)
LMAO! Love it – and yes I’ve seen the Axe ads… I agree, I’d rather have a man that cleans ANY day!
loved the story!! and I agree with Ella this sure the hell beats some of those ads out there. The swifter man only in my dreams..lol, I’m happy when my hubby hits the dirty cloths basket lol
LOL well to be fair my husband’s socks don’t always make it to the clothes hamper either… but as long as he does the laundry, I don’t hold it against him!
Lena. I have a similar post sitting in drafts about my housekeeping man and the Swiffer 360 LOL. When you find a man who has the #SwifferEffect I totally agree it is hard to expose because it may send some women into jealous mode, LOL
Hahahaha love it! Sounds like we both have keepers!! Now guard him well!
I love Swiffer dusters – they make dusting chores so easy! A must have in my home. Nice story Lena!
Thanks Marissa! We love Swiffer dusters too – probably one of the greatest inventions ever!
Chandra Christine O'Connor
oh I love the pictures especially him admiring himself lol. My hubby can boil potatoes! lol
LOL! Every woman needs a man who can boil potatoes – seriously!
Well the question is how much in royalties Swiffer is going to pay you when they make a commercial about the Swiffer Effect! Best post I’ve read (and I read a lot of blogs so I’ve had to read a lot of Swiffer reviews)
Ha! I’ll be sure to blog about it if they do! Thanks Jolee!
Oh lol’ed through this entire article!! I agree with Ella Pretty above, I’d rather have a man with the #SwifferEffect than one who stinks of teenage boy deodorant! We’ve been using Swiffer for years, need to check out the Bissell Steamboost. Tell your husband thanks for the reco lol
Great Ruby Red, I’l let him know his recommendation is appreciated!
Found it online and ordered it! Can’t wait until it gets here!
That is funny. I don’t know if this will encourage my hubby to dust, but he does push a mean vacuum.
Nice! There’s something very sexy about a man who pushes a mean vacuum!
This is great!!
Thank you Miranda!
Oh my word, you just made my day. Love the fixing his hair while dusting. My hubby doesn’t dust but will vacuum when asked or having company over. I need to get a Swiffer BISSELL SteamBoost.
Thanks Tricha! We LOVE the Swiffer BISSELL SteamBoost. My husband has been through about 4 steam mops and he says it’s his favourite!
Your sweet man is such a keeper!
LOL thanks! And he’s a good sport too!
Judy C (Judy Cowan)
Lol…….love it! Hang onto that man! I can’t complain because mine does the dishes and will clean if I ask him to.
Ooohhh…. a man who does dishes is someone you need to hang onto! Guard him with your life Judy!
Hahaha, that was hilarious. And good for your husband for being a good sport with the pictures.
My dear husband doesn’t swiffer anything, but I still think he’s the best ever.
Aw, so sweet! And your husband has a great wife of course :)
I’m kind of in love with your husband just a little bit.
Ha! You have a new puppy… you just want to borrow him to Swiffer SteamBoost your floors, LOL! And… did you like my disclaimer??
I love Swiffer and I love this blog post! Hilarious from start to finish! and that reminds me, it’s time to stock up on refills!
Thanks Alexandra! Better go grab those refills!
My husband takes the vacuum out every now and than. He does most of the dishes. Dishwasher only gets used when we have company. That Swiffer for dusting. I wonder if he would use it if I purchased it. Great photos and your husband is a great sport for letting you take the pictures.
Sounds like your husband has a bit of the #SwifferEffect too… now you just need to get one in his hands!
LOL Think he could teach my man to dust? Good thing I am teaching my kids young that dusting is fun if you Swifferize it.
I think Swiffer has revolutionized the way we dust! Has definitely made it more fun!
Ha ha. Great post Lena. And I can see your hubby doesn’t mind posing for pictures either :)
He does ALL the cleaning? I need to know how his mother raised him so I can do the same for my lazy boys.
Hahaha yes, he does all the cleaning. But he LIKES it! I have two lazy boys whom I shout after every single day :(
Angie In My 30s
LOL! Too funny.
Truth be told though my husband does almost all the cleaning and at least 1/2 the cooking and it’s absolutely wonderful… makes me love and appreciate him all the more!
Aw, love that! They’re nice to have around, eh?
Wish I had a “swiffer-man” LOL ! Too funny :)
I do use the swiffer dusters and wet-jet and love them !
I have a steamer of *another brand* that I bought long before Swiffer came out with theirs. When my steamer gives up on me, I will probably opt for the Swiffer-Bissell one.
Please do Flora! We’ve gone through about 4 different steam mops and my husband swears by the Swiffer BISSELL SteamBoost.
Ok seriously that made me giggle a bit loved it . He is a keeper for sure Lena!!
LOL I agree Allie!
Hahaha! That is great :) Your hubby is a good sport – and yes, you are indeed very blessed to have such a wonderful partner!
Thank you Soozle! He loves the camera too :)
I swear you could make paint drying entertaining lol. . I have one of those husbands too.. it’s great!
LOL – that’s a fantastic compliment! Thanks Darlene! And lucky you!
Oh. My. Gosh. Those pictures are priceless! He’s such a good sport!!
LOL thanks Victoria!
LOL this post made me giggle. My mom feels the need to take pictures of my dad cleaning because it’s a rare occurrence.
Hahaha I love that!
Pictures of a cute man cleaning? Better than porn for women! Lol!
Hahahah so true!