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
T.
xo

The Latest and Best in Cleaning Services – Review and Enter to WIN

We have all gone through the “I’m just too tired to clean” phase where you just look at the rug and know it needs vacuuming, the blinds need dusting and worst of all the bath tub/shower needs a good scrubbing and you wonder WHO HAS THE TIME when all you want to do during your “quiet” time is get back into bed and sleep!!

Well someone got smart and started a cleaning service called Exec Cleaning Service where you book your appointment online, pay online and even tip online so you don’t need to worry about running to the bank. They even text you when the cleaners are on their way and you always get teams of 2 cleaners. For those of you worried about toxic products to use, no need to worry with this service since they use all eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaning supplies. Best part about their service, HAPPINESS GUARANTEED!!! If your not happy with their service, they will come back and clean for FREE – now that’s a guarantee considering there are some very picky people out there especially when it comes to cleaning.

Here’s the one piece of bad news for my Canadian readers and readers outside the areas below, this service is only offered to residents of New York City, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Seattle and San Diego!!!

Exec Cleaning Service

One of my readers, Brooke, volunteered to test out their services and she wrote up an amazingly detailed review about how everything worked and her experience (the good and the not so bad) … here is what she had to say:

“Thank you to Babylish for the opportunity to review Exec cleaning service. ¬† This service allows you to book online in just minutes a professional cleaning job. ¬†After putting in your zip code and ¬†the size of the house a quote is automatically generated. ¬†Once I booked my cleaning, a confirmation email arrived confirming the details of the cleaning. ¬†On the morning of the cleaning I received a text message that my crew was on its way. ¬†They arrived 3 minutes early for their 9 AM cleaning. ¬†When they started cleaning I received another text message with the exact time they started and the crew’s names. ¬†The 3 member crew was very nice and introduced themselves. ¬†They immediately told me they were not sure how long it would take to clean my house because their 4th team member did not show up due to a family emergency. ¬†They said approximately 5 hours but typically they can give a more accurate quote.
 
The cleaning itself is likely dependent on the crew that arrives.  From what I understand you cannot request a certain person or crew to do the cleaning.  The head of my crew was fantastic. After cleaning a few of the rooms she walked me through what she had done and asked if I was pleased and if there was anything she would like for me to do differently.  There was nothing I needed to change.  The cleaning was above and beyond what I would have expected Рin the basement all of the ceiling lights were dusted and all of the toys in and out of the closet were organized.  Furniture and boxes were moved around so that a vacuum could be run under them.  The basement bedroom and bathroom were well taken care of.

When one crew member worked in the basement the other two worked on the main floor.  The other two team members were very professional.  I liked that one pointed out to the other that the windows should be cleaned a different way than was being done to get even more of the dirt  up.  One team member even cleaned the sliding glass door windows from the outside to make sure to get it spotless.  The outsides of the kitchen appliances were all individually cleaned and were also left spotless.  Very little instruction needed to be provided.

All three crew members cleaned the top floor which has the remaining bedrooms and three bathrooms.  The top floor was also left spotless with each bedroom cleaned and beds made.  Again, toys were all organized and blankets folded nicely.  The bathrooms appeared to be spotless.
 
The cleaning products used are all organic and smell very nice. ¬†It appears that the organic products work just as well as the Fantastic and Windex I am used to using and they smell much nicer. ¬†I only had to ask the crew to go over one thing – the kitchen island. ¬†I wonder if the organic products are not as strong and do not pull up hard stains as well as the non-organic ones. ¬†This could be a reason one wipe over of the kitchen island was not enough. ¬†A second wipe over did the job. ¬† One of the showers had a mildewy smell following the cleaning, which I usually don’t smell after it’s cleaned with non-organic products. ¬†Again, this could be the nature of the organic products used.
 
During my cleaning I was not sure if tip was included so sent an email to the email provided in my confirmation.  I did receive a response back that my email had been received and received an answer in time.  I also went onto the website and found the information I needed in the FAQ section Рyes, tip was included in the price of the service.
 
When the crew left I received a text message and an email.  The crew left at just after 2:30 pm. including some time to talk about what a great job they did.   Five hours is definitely a long time to clean a house, but the thorough job they did is worth spending that amount of time at home.  And, others can choose not to stay at home while the crew works.  If the 4th team member had been here it would have likely taken under 5 hours.  However, I would never complain about a family emergency coming up.
 
This service is fantastic for busy people who like to do everything online. ¬†Within a few minutes a service can be booked and changed if needed. ¬† The service is very dependable and extremely professional. ¬†And, most important, the job was better than most cleaning services I have used in the past. ¬†I would rate this as equally as thorough of a job than a move-in/move-out cleaning job that costs twice the price. The only complaint I would have is that I would like to request a certain team member to come back again, and it sounds like this is not something that can be guaranteed.”
 

Thank you to Brooke and Exec Cleaning Service for offering this test service out to us and hope that everyone who uses them in the future has a wonderful experience like Brooke.

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Exec Cleaning service has been featured in The Huffington Post,Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes

Happy zzzz’s
T.
xo