Who wants to win a Bissell Symphony All-in-One Vacuum and Steam Mop – raise your hand. I have wanted a combo steam mop and vacuum for longer than I can remember. Actually, scratch that, for pretty much exactly as long as I’ve had children.
Let’s face it, between food messes, art messes, and stomping in mud and dirt from outside, kids are rough on floors. Which is why I was so excited when our latests sponsor, Bissell, offered up a couple of these steam mop vacuums to me and our contributor Alli as well as two for your guys!
Trying is believing when it comes to these things. I thought the vacuum would be wimpy and our messes wouldn’t get fully cleaned. But I was wrong. This is a hard-working, heavy duty machine that sucks up big messes (we’re talking large rubber bands) and leaves behind a spot-free, steam cleaned floor.
Read on for details on Alli’s experience with the Symphony as well as your chance to win!
We do a lot of crafts at our house. And I mean, A LOT.
So when I was asked to put the BISSELL Symphony All-In-One Vacuum and Steam Mop to the test on some of our craftier messes, I gladly accepted the challenge. Because, let’s be honest, my three-year-old son can make a mess to rival any other. And anything that can stand up to his messes, is worth its weight in gold.
To start, I let my son do some “cutting practice” which always results in little paper scraps in every direction. And next, I did something crazy. Wait for it…
I let him play with glitter.
GLITTER! Y’all. It pretty much gave me a heart attack. Glitter was everywhere. And the longer I watched him play, the more I became convinced that my floor would never be clean again. I had visions of finding glitter for weeks. On shoes. On the dog. On my eight month-old baby!
But before I started to panic, it was time to attempt the clean-up.
First was the old-fashioned way…dust pan and broom brush. To be honest, it was a bit of a joke. It worked fine on the paper scraps, but not the glitter. I kept sweeping and sweeping, but no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t seem to avoid the dreaded “dirt line.”
Next was the BISSELL Symphony All-In-One Vacuum and Steam Mop.
I’ll be honest. I was a bit of a skeptic after seeing how poorly the old-fashioned method worked. But I’ll be darned if the BISSELL didn’t pick up everything in it’s path! I was actually kind of shocked. I had a perfectly clean floor.
I couldn’t have been happier because…
a) The glitter was REALLY gone. No more heart attack.
b) This meant that something could finally stand up to my three-year-old!
Y’all. This is HUGE. I’ve never had anything that could vacuum and clean at the same time. Two-steps in one is a big deal for a Mommy on the go.
And the real truth? I’ve never even put the BISSELL up. I leave it out in my kitchen because I use it every day. It makes cleaning up a breeze. Especially after mealtime.
I’d call that a SUCCESS.
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