I’ve always been a Swiffer Fanatic (at heart), but this year I became an officially partnered Swiffer Fanatic so now I can share the ins and outs, the new innovations and product improvements and what goes on behind-the-scenes when Swiffer Fanatics (and their pets) get together.
This year’s immersion event took place in Los Angeles and included some exciting Swiffer news, community outreach, good eats and a whole lot of fun. After all, how can you not have fun when you’re surrounded by people who love Swiffer products as much as you do?
So here’s how the Swiffer Fanatic 3.0 Immersion went down this year.
Swiffer Fanatics 3.0 Immersion Event LA-Style
Swiffer and the Next Big Thing
This is BIG stuff. Literally.
The Swiffer XL (which is 1.5x bigger for faster cleaning – yay!) now has XL wet cloths that fit it perfectly! It used to be that you could use two standard-sized sheets together and it would work, but it was a bit clunky. Now the XL sheets are custom-sized to make cleaning (the most “delightful” part of adulting) even easier. Look for those to be available on the Swiffer website and in stores yet this year.
We also got a sneak peek of a few more things coming down the Swiffer pipeline in the Spring, and I’m so excited about it, but it’s a secret for now. I’ll tell you when the time is right though, I promise!
Caring for the Community
It means SO much to me when the brands I love support animal rescue, so when we all went to the Adopt & Shop in Culver City, I nearly cried. Truthfully, I did well up with tears when loving on the cats and kittens. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love cats, and if I could have taken one (or more) home with me, I would have. I LOVE CATS! (But I already have three.)
Although we did spend time playing with the animals, we also made adoption signs for them and did a little Swiffer-ing to help clean up the building.
Next, we went to LA Family Housing where the goal of the organization is to help people who are temporarily un-homed transition back into permanent housing again. Some of us made gift baskets and some of us volunteered to help at mealtime. I spent time in the dining room chatting with the residents and hearing their stories. They’re amazing people who’ve suffered some setbacks but are determined to find their way again, and LA Family Housing is doing remarkable things to encourage it.
Thank you, Swiffer for supporting animal rescue and LA Family Housing and allowing us to be a part of it.
The Sound of Music
I’m not talking about Julie Andrews and that wimpy do-re-mi business. Pssht. Swiffer is tough, bold and confident so when Swiffer Fanatics sing en masse, we do it rap-style. I kid you not. We actually went to Capitol Records in LA and recorded a rap with the lyrics, “Swiffer Cleaner, Swiffer Sweeper… Swiffer Wet Jet“.
I can’t make this stuff up.
But I can rap it.
We had the chance to enjoy dinner at one of Hollywood’s iconic restaurants – Yamashiro Hollywood. Not only does it boast an absolutely stunning view of LA from its spot on the Hollywood Hills, but it serves fresh and exquisite sushi creations to die for.
We also went to Universal Studios where we toured the backlots, explored Harry Potter memorabilia, the DC Universe exhibit, Batmobiles and the interactive Stage 48 where we had the chance to reenact a scene from Friends. So much fun!
As you can tell, it was a great time from start to finish. Thanks so much Swiffer for allowing me to join this fantastic group of Swiffer enthusiasts. Until I see you all again, I’ll just keep on Swifferin’ North Carolina-style.
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