My house is a mess, y’all.
I’ve never been the best housekeeper, but my home usually had at least a couple of neat and presentable rooms that were suitable for unexpected guests. That all changed about five years ago, when I started working at home. Something had to give, and housework was that thing.
When you have to quickly clean a very messy house, it’s easy to overlook details like dusting, especially hard-to-reach areas like ceiling fans, air vents, and baseboards. So when the folks at e-cloth offered me the opportunity to review an item, I was excited to pick the Flexi-Edge Floor and Wall Duster:
Here’s what the e-cloth website has to say about this ultimate dust mop:
- Removes dust, dirt, hair, cobwebs and allergens from floors, walls and ceilings
- Better than Swiffer®* and other leading floor duster brands:
- Outperforms – cleaner floors in less time
- Multi-purpose – cleans floors, walls & ceilings
- Stronger stick – does not bend during use
- Re-usable head – 100 wash guarantee saves money over disposable cloths
- Environmentally friendly – significantly less waste than disposable cloths
- Flexi-edges clean into corners, baseboards and easily around legs to chairs, tables and any other furniture
- Lightweight and highly maneuverable
I’m not going to share before and after pictures here, y’all. Sorry, the before is so dusty it would be embarrassing. But let me just say this thing works! E-cloth claims that their fibers break up, lift, trap, hold and remove dust, dirt, oil, grease, grime and over 99% of bacteria from any hard surface, using just water (or in my case, since I was only dusting, without any water at all!). You don’t need to use any chemicals, and all e-cloths are reusable–the company claims you can save about $200 per year by eliminating your need for chemicals and paper towels. The head on the Flexi-Edge comes off and can be washed in your machine (or just rinsed off during use). I don’t dust very much so that thing is going to last about forever around here.
What I like: I live in one of those houses with (I’m guessing) ten-foot high ceilings, and even worse some places because of the architectural features are much higher than that and out of my reach. With its telescoping handle, the Flexi-Edge allowed me to extend my reach to those cobwebs in remote corners. Its unique fibers trap dust rather than just dislodging it, so that the many layers of dust on my ceiling fan did NOT fall on my bed as I feared but instead stuck to the head of the flexi-edge. As you can see in the picture above, the edges are flexible (hence the name!) which makes it ideal for cleaning baseboards. The head also swivels around in all directions.
Which leads me to my only complaint–if there is a way to lock the head in one position, I couldn’t figure it out. And so I sometimes found it a little too flexible when I was trying to reach things about my head and it would spin around to a less-helpful angle. When using it on the floor this is not a problem.
The Flexi-Edge is a $24.99 value (which I did receive for free for my honest opinion herein). What’s really cool is that you can buy extra heads for only $9.99, which might be nice to have on hand in case one is in the wash.
There is a lot more great information about how awesome e-cloth is (they have many other products)–including the fact that they’ve been picked by Real Simple magazine as Best Product in three cleaning categories–and I would encourage you to visit them to read more, especially if you want to clean in a way that is more environmentally friendly.
And now I hope I have done enough to convince you that this is a product you would like to have–because here is your change to win your very own Flexi-Edge! There are multiple ways to enter this giveaway which you can access by clicking on the link below, and you can come back every day to enter again!
Flexi-Edge Giveaway by e-cloth
Open to US residents over the age of 18 only. Giveaway ends at midnight on 7/20/2015. I was provided with the Flexi-Edge in return for my honest review; as always, my opinions are my own.