A few years ago, one of my neighbors refused to adhere to our building’s rules and regularly smoked right beneath my window, sending the contents of their lungs and cigarettes into my living room. I tried using fans (and repeated letters to my landlord) to battle this invasion of my health — resulting in complete failure — when a friend suggested an air purifier as a stop gap measure.
It worked so well that ever since taking their advice, I’ve been using air purifiers, long after that pesky neighbor started smoking elsewhere. I had no idea how many just how useful air purifiers would be to me and my home.
Swiffer’s second-gen air purifying system (which is on sale right now), for example, is continuously vacuuming your air and trapping dirt, dust, dander, allergens, and whatever else would otherwise circulate around your house and in and out of your lungs. The dust that would settle on your counters is diminished, the airborne particles irritating your breathing are stunted, and the machine operates in near-silence — it won’t wake you up while you sleep more soundly partly because your allergies won’t be acting up — which is particularly timely considering the upcoming seasonal change in the air. The low-energy motor is so gentle on your electric bill, it requires less wattage than a nightlight. One of my favorite features of this specific air cleaner is who makes it — I already let Swiffer handle my spot sweeping mopping and dusting and am glad they’ve entered the air game. On top of that, I have to admit this air cleaner actually looks really good, resembling the sandstone-styled Echo smart speaker with a stand I hope all smart speakers try to emulate.
Of course, if Swiffer isn’t your favorite, you’ve got other options, like the best selling GermGuardian Air Purifier and LEOVIT’s Air Purifier and Filter. Whatever option you go with, it’s a good time to get your place smelling right — it'll make Spring cleaning that much more approachable.
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