It’s Thanksgiving, and we’ll be celebrating later today around a 22-pound bacon-wrapped monster of a turkey that my husband’s already got in the oven, filling our house with wonderful smells!
Of course, when company’s due to come over, you start looking around your house to see if any infrequently-cleaned spots need to be dusted before guests arrive.
The stairwell in our home spans two levels of our house, and my husband called me over to point out some cobwebs in the top corners — about sixteen feet above us. How should we get those down?
My husband suggested putting a stepladder in the stairwell, which I immediately nixed due to safety concerns. I had another idea.
We have two Swiffer sweepers in our pantry closet, because we have two sons. Two boys do a better job washing the floor than one! I suggested we take the pieces of both Swiffer handles apart and make one very long Swiffer to reach the cobwebs.
It was a good idea, but it actually took a third Swiffer’s handle pieces to make the Swiffer long enough to reach the top of the stairwell! Fortunately, I had yet another Swiffer on hand, still in its box.
(Remember some of those crazy coupon deals we used to get with “Buy Swiffer, Get Refill Free” offers? The refill was often cheaper to buy with another Swiffer sweeper when it was part of a larger deal, so we have several extra, boxed Swiffers on hand — apparently ready for “Swiffer emergencies” such as this.)
The third Swiffer components did the trick. Now you know: Multiple Swiffer handles are able to connect together to make one, crazy, long Swiffer!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and those you love.
I was planning on doing this 2 weeks ago and totally forgot about it. As soon as I saw the heading of the post …i thought I should write my idea but apparently its your idea too.
Thanks for sharing
Coupon Maven says
It really works well! I don’t think this idea necessarily belongs to anyone in particular… it was just one of those things that was born out of necessity :)