Hey guys! I teamed up with BISSELL for today’s blog post and it’s honestly pretty cool how we came to work together. Let me start from the beginning.
First, this baby must be coming any day now because I am in full-on, supermom-style nesting mode! I think I’ve gotten down on my hands and knees and cleaned every inch and corner of this house. It’s so weird how we moms get this extreme burst of energy before the baby comes. I’ve been very tired this entire pregnancy, and now all of a sudden I feel like I drank 10 cups of coffee and could run a half marathon. OK, maybe I’m pushing it a little with the half marathon. Maybe I could walk/waddle a 5K if I’m lucky. Ha!
Anyway, I want to tell you guys about our BISSELL CrossWave Pet Pro. First, let me tell you the reason I started looking up and researching pet cleaning solutions. As you guys know, we finished our nursery a couple weeks ago and I just shared it on my blog with you guys last week. Well, ever since we finished it, it’s not only turned into my favorite room in the house but it’s also turned into Owen’s favorite room in the house. Owen is our adorable little rescue pup (for those who don’t already know that) and it’s so cute because I feel like he can sense that our baby boy is arriving soon and it’s like he’s guarding the room waiting for him to get here. That or he’s just trying to find a quiet place to get away from the chaos of us bringing a ton of new furniture into the house (since we’re in the middle of designing it), Molly chasing after him and me cleaning like a mad woman all over the place. Ha!
Regardless of why he likes to spend so much time in the nursery, all I know is that our little guy is a shedder! He has short hair, but he sheds a ton! So just days after we finished the nursery I noticed that the rug and hardwood floors were already starting to collect his hair, and other little spills from Molly. Owen also has this quirky habit where he likes to leave pieces of his food all around this house and he was starting a little collection in the nursery. So as you can see, little messes add up quickly in my home, as I am sure they do in yours too. And for me, I really want to bring my baby home to the cleanest space possible. But Owen is my baby too! In fact, he was my very first baby and I don’t have the heart to keep him out of that room because he loves being in there so much. So that’s when I started researching pet cleaning solutions and vacuums. This is where the crazy part comes in, I swear the very next day BISSELL reached out to me about teaming up on this post! It was like it was meant to be! Crazy right?
They told me about their CrossWave Pet Pro and the more they told me, the more impressed I was with all of the features. So when I got one the following day, I was so excited to try it out! And it exceeded my expectations! It not only vacuums and washes at the same time (which saves me an extra step while cleaning) but it also seamlessly cleans from rugs to hardwood floors with the touch of a button. This was a must for me because the nursery has hardwood floors as well as a big area rug, so I didn’t want to have to vacuum the rug and then go get a mop to clean the hardwood floors. Speaking of mops, they’re disgusting! No really, when you use a mop you basically keep dunking it in a bucket of dirty water over and over to “clean” your hardwood floors. How does that even make sense? What I love about this vacuum is that it has a two tank system that keeps clean water (mixed with the cleaning formula) and dirty water separate so you’re always cleaning with fresh water. That seems like a no-brainer when you’re cleaning things, but then again I’ve used a mop all these years and never even thought about the fact that I was cleaning with dirty water.
And even though BISSELL’S CrossWave Pet Pro is uh-mazing if you have pets, I honestly just think it’s an all-around great tool to have even if you don’t have a pet! We have hardwood floors throughout our house and several area rugs, so it just makes it really easy for us to clean everywhere. And cleaning is a must whether you have a furry friend or not.
And the thing that 100% sold me on this product, and this brand in general, was the company’s give back initiative. For every CrossWave Pet Pro purchased, and then activated on bissell.com, BISSELL donates $10 to BISSELL Pet Foundation to help every pet find a forever home. Both Kevin and I are huge proponents of adopting rescue animals. Owen is a rescue pup and he has brought so much joy and love into our lives. However, there are so many other little doggies and kitties like him in our country and around the world that need a family to love them too. So thank you BISSELL for what you’re doing! And I have to share that when I was talking to them about teaming up for this blog post, they even referred to people’s pets as their babies. I just found that so endearing that they truly love animals. I will forever be a fan! Or should I say fur-ever 😉
So if you’re in the market for a new vacuum I hope you guys check them out! And while you’re here, any tips for me on last minute things to do before this baby gets here? So far we’ve set most of the baby stuff up, cleaned everything (although I could be forgetting some things), washed all the baby clothes and cleared my calendar for the last two weeks of my pregnancy. So I feel like I should be pretty prepared, but a huge part of me feels like I’m missing something. So any suggestions or last-minute pieces of advice would be greatly appreciated! Love you guys!