It’s a time for hardworking moms to kick back, enjoy brunch … and brave a visit from the in-laws. The kids love seeing Grandma, but meeting Mom’s high cleaning standards can be stressful – She’ll notice hard-to-reach dust on blinds, spots on the tablecloth and dirt in the carpet. If your readers are among the 70 percent of women stressed by mothers-in-law, help them prep for Mom’s visit with two simple, at-home tests. These timely tasks can be done before company arrives – and they’re so easy, kids can help too!
Pass the white glove test: This iconic test is an old standby for catching dust – Use it in your home to catch spots you don’t clean every week. Have kids use a glove (or an old white t-shirt) to “inspect”’ for dust hidden in areas like blinds, dining room chairs and wall paneling. Follow closely behind your little detective to remove the dust before your mother-in-law finds it!
Pass BISSELL’s White Sock Test (and win prizes!): Your home may be hiding dirt you’ve never noticed – each square foot of carpet can hold up to a pound of dirt before it’s visible! BISSELL’s White Sock Test reveals deep-down dirt vacuuming may leave behind. To take the test, have your kids put on a clean, damp white sock and do “the twist” in a high-traffic carpeted area for 30 seconds. The carpets’ grime will be revealed in the socks – If it’s not pretty, make sure to deep clean carpets before Mom arrives.
(Here is mine!)
(this is about 2 minutes of dancing to Youtube)
Meanwhile, adults can upload a photo of those dirty socks to Facebook.com/bissell, and be randomly entered to win a $15,000 home makeover. You can also visit BISSELL’s Facebook page daily for instant-win prizes like Visa gift cards and BISSELL deep cleaning systems. (Cleaner carpets and a home makeover? Mom will be so proud!)
You can visit Bissell.com/socktest for more details.
The White Sock Test
Your socks know how much dirt is lurking in your carpet. Do you?
If you vacuum your carpet regularly, you probably think it’s clean. But if you don’t deep clean, it’s probably not. Don’t believe us? Take the BISSELL White Sock Test and find out for yourself.
- Wet a clean white sock.
- Do “the twist” in a high traffic area of your carpet for at least 30 seconds. (Really get your foot in there!)
- What’s the sock look like now?
Take the White Sock Test and enter for a chance to win a $15,000 home makeover, plus get daily chances to win instant prizes like a BISSELL deep cleaner or $25 Visa gift card.
Happy Mother’s Day!