Spring Cleaning with the Swiffer SweeperVac

swifferSpring cleaning is somewhat of a joke here in my house. We’re not fabulous at tackling it and have been known to end up with plenty of dusty baseboards and cobwebs hanging on the walls. Let’s face it, with two young kids trailing toys and crumbs around all week, a cat, a busy at-home work schedule and LIFE, I’m lucky if the floors get cleaned at all.

We have a hardcore, heavy duty (and expensive) vacuum that does a wonderful job of picking up dirt, but is a pain to lug around. I’m more likely to be found crawling around on the floor with our handheld vacuum to do my cleaning. When Swiffer asked if I’d be interested in checking out their new SweeperVac, I didn’t hesitate. I am a Swiffer fan. Swiffer cloths are a stroke of genius and we’ve got their regular Sweeper and WetJet. Still, I was a bit skeptical about the effectiveness of the SweeperVac.

Here’s what we experienced using the SweeperVac:


  • Ridiculously light-weight
  • Great low-profile swiveling head makes it easy to do under counters, around corners, under furniture, etc.
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Uses regular Swiffer cloths
  • Easy to empty the little dirt cup
  • Vacuums up debris, while getting the smaller dust particles


  • Isn’t great at picking up anything larger than a small crumb

True to Swiffer form, the SweeperVac is easy to use and maneuver. It’s actually kind of fun to clean with it, plus it’s light enough to use on walls and ceilings. I just like swiveling it around my kitchen. Yeah, I’m a bit dorky that way.

The only thing is that it doesn’t always want to pick up larger crumbs. Swiffer says that it will clean up cereal, raisins and other small objects, but I’m not finding that to be the case. It may consistently pick those things up at full charge with a completely empty dirt cup (I can’t vouch for that either), but I definitely don’t count on it to happen. Sometimes if I lift the SweeperVac up and place it directly on a larger particle, it will get it, but sometimes not. Now, this isn’t a deal breaker for me since I’m not using it to clean up cereal spills, but if that’s super important for you, it may not be the best choice for your family.

What I do love about it is that it picks up all of the small dirt that can be hard to catch with a broom and just gets pushed around with a regular Sweeper. I’ve got long hair, so it’s great for me to pick up the dust, leaves, hair (mine and the cat’s!), dirt that the kids track in from outside and other similarly small debris that scatters around the house. The filled dirt cup is proof that the SweeperVac is working… and that I probably need to use it more often. A bonus? The kids think it’s so cool that they want to clean, too.

Disclosure: I received a review product from the manufacturer for review purposes. There was no promise of a positive review and the opinions contained in this post are mine. This post also contains affiliate links.

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