Saturday, September 4, 2010

Swiffer Vs Target Brand

We have a dog, a cat, 3 grand kids, AND we live in the country. That means lots of animal hair, dust, grass, and whatnot.

I love my Swiffer. But anyone who uses one knows that those little clingy cloths can be pretty darn pricey sometimes. Normally, I buy name brand until I hear others tell me they've found another brand they like. But I did try the Target Brand. Here are the results:

Swiffer Brand Sweeping Cloths

What I like: On the floor these cloths are great at picking up dust and animal hair. Fine sand will get stuck in it, but heavier sand will not. Sometimes grass will stick as well. Depends on how long the kids were running in and out after the lawn was mowed. But all in all, the Swiffer will at the very least move all dust and debris closer to your garbage can for quick pick-up with a dust broom and dust pan.

For dusting furniture these cloths are the best. I love them because I don't have to shake them out and wash them. I'm a disposable kind of gal.

As far as the cloth holding the dust while you shake it out, I've never personally tried that. After all the work cleaning it up, I'm sure as heck not going to shake it out so it can get back on my furniture!

What I don't like: The price, obviously. I mean, all I'm going to do is get this dirty and throw it away. Why do I have to pay so much for garbage? lol

Would I recommend this item? Definitely!

Target Brand Quilted Sweeper Cloths

What I like: The price. This off brand is acceptable for cleaning floors. It might be good for hamsters to build a little nest, but I don't have a hamster to try that out on, sorry.

What I don't like: This brand does not pick up dust, it basically just smears it around. And you can see dust flying around as you wipe. Mainly because this cloth is not very plush. There's no fibers to grab onto the dirt.

Would I recommend this item? Definitely not!! Spend the extra money and get the name brand. You'll be a lot happier.

**Please note: all reviews are based on my personal opinion and not on any professional or monetary viewpoint.