Help Keep Your House Clean with the New Bissell Crosswave

Bissell Crosswave

Mom’s and Dad’s this one is for you and I am going to blow your mind right now!!! What if I told you there was a new vacuum on the market that could mop your floors while at the same time picking up the schmutz (Yiddish for dirt) at the same time???

Bissell reached out to me before the Holidays to introduce me to their new Crosswave Wet and Dry Multi-Surface Cleaner and offered me to test it. I figured, what-the-hell, I am constantly sweeping my floors why not give it a shot. Now I have to tell you, this is no ordinary vacuum product, this is the creme-de-la-creme.

First, let me tell you it does not come assembled. That being said, it is so easy to set up. It took about 5 minutes to put together with reading the directions. Next, it comes with a sample bottle of the cleaning solution which you pour into the vacuum bottle (this is fool proof because it shows you with markings how much water to put in and how much of the liquid solution you put in). Last, plug it in and away you go.

So a few things I want to note: as you saw above, you need to plug it in. I mean, it’s definitely not the end of the world considering I have plugs EVERYWHERE in my house, but I know there is a preference for wireless. The silver lining, you don’t have to worry about a dead battery ūüôā The second thing I wanted to note was that it is not very light. Not that you are lifting it, but for those who hang their vacuum’s in a broom closet, this is not going to be one of those. The silver lining, I don’t second guess the quality of the product.

Now that is out of the way, I quite liked cleaning with the Crosswave.

What I liked about the Bissell Crosswave

  • There is a trigger to use when you want to use the wet portion and there are two buttons on the top to put the vacuum on carpet cleaning mode or hardwood floor mode
  • The head of the vacuum maneuvers quite nicely with it’s swivel steering
  • I put it to the test with rice that was all over my floor and normally vacuums can’t pick it up, but with the wet wash, we had no problems
  • It keeps dirty water separate from the clean water with it’s two tank system
  • Spilt milk? No problem!!!!
  • You can purchase it direct on their website and FREE shipping
  • It has a hook on the back for easy cord storage

Bissell Crosswave

Price: $275
Where to Buy: Costco, Bissell, Amazon

Happy Cleaning

An Introduction to the Playtex Mom Trust Program

Playtex Mom Trust

For years now, I have been a fan of Playtex products when it comes to all my kids “stuff” (and well myself included, but we won’t go down that road) and if you don’t believe me, just check out my kids feeding drawer.


Playtex Products in my Drawer: Sippy Cups, Straw Cup, Plates, Bowls, Kids Cutlery, Formula Jar and Food Storage Containers

Not to mention the multiple Diaper Genies I have in my house, one in both kids rooms and one on the main floor because I really don’t want those in my kitchen garbage. I bought my first one three years ago and I am still using that exact same one (oh did I mention this thing has fallen multiple times and basically been drop kicked by my 3 year old and it is still working perfectly?!).

The newest addition to our family is the Playtex Drying Rack. I kept the old one that I had from when older guy was born (which looked pretty nasty after a year and a half of use and then stored for 2 years), but then this beauty came into my life (yes I just referred to a bottle rack as a “beauty”). It is a great size for space saving, holds a lot of bottles and all the little parts that come with it, pacifiers etc and what I love is that it comes with two little under pads to put below the bottle rack so water doesn’t drip all over your counter.

Playtex Bottle Rack

Here’s why I love Playtex products:
First off I know that it is a brand name I trust (it’s been around for along time and I have been using their products for years) and second, they really took the time to carefully develop all their products to make sure they are safe for our kids and of course are useful.

This is why I feel very lucky (and am extremely excited) to be part of the Playtex Mom Trust team where you can learn about their new products which I and a whole bunch of other mom bloggers will have tested, we will be providing tips, sharing stories/experiences about motherhood and it is a great community for moms to come together to support one another.

Make sure to check out the¬†Playtex Mommyville¬†Facebook Page¬†and give them a ‘like’