Successful Holiday Entertaining with Swiffer BISSELL® SteamBoost™ + {Giveaway}!

This is a Sponsored steam mop review and giveaway written by me on behalf of  Swiffer BISSELL® STEAMBOOST™.

Successful Holiday Entertaining always begins and ends with clean.  I’ve always been a sucker for clean floors, so I was thrilled to hear about the new Swiffer BISSELL® STEAMBOOSTsteam mop perfect for making my floors shine before, during, and after parties (and all year round).

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I was eager to give the Swiffer BISSELL® STEAMBOOST™ a whirl for my holiday dinner party,  so I got straight to work.  I found that it definitely had the power to steam clean floors with steam and Bissell’s innovative cleaning technology of Swiffer to  penetrate and remove the soil that no one wants on their floors.

Here’s how the Swiffer BISSELL® STEAMBOOST™  works:

  • The steam’s heat activates the dirt dissolving solution in the cleaning pad. Together, they break down dirt and trap and lock it away.
  • Working the Swiffer BISSELL® STEAMBOOST™ is easy.  You just:
  1. Attach a textured steam pad to the Swiffer {no other cleansers are necessary}.
  2. Fill the dispenser with water.
  3. Plug in the mop and wait for the SteamBoost to heat up {it should take about 30 seconds}.
  4. Mop your floor and allow to dry. {hold down trigger for steam}
  5. Dispose of Swiffer pad and wash hands.  Voila!  You are done!

Note: SteamBoost™ is light, easy to use and safe on tile, finished wood and laminate floors.***Do not use on waxed or unfinished wood floors.

Tips for Successful Holiday Entertaining

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Make sure your home is clean when guests arrive – this includes dusting, cleaning the floors {see above} and de-cluttering.  {Don’t forget to deep clean the bathrooms!}  No one wants to attend a party where they feel that anything is less than pristine.  One of the things I love about the SteamBoost™ is that the cleaning pads smell fantastic.  So, if you run it over your floors right before your guests arrive your house will smell amazing upon guest arrival as well looking sparkling clean!


Decorate for the occasion – if it’s a holiday party you are throwing, make sure your home looks festive.  If you are throwing a dinner party, be sure that the table is set and that the little details are attended to before hand.  It’s the little details that make all the difference.

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Be prepared – If your party is supposed to start at 6 pm, be ready to begin at that time.  No one likes a frazzled hostess.  Trust me. {Here’s how to make the DIY Felt Leaf and Acorn Garland shown here.}




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If you’d like to win a Swiffer BISSELL® STEAMBOOST™ to make your floors look amazing for holiday entertaining, then enter to win in the Rafflecopter widget below.
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Only open to US Residents.  Contest ends on November 25th.

Disclosure:   This is a Sponsored post and giveaway written by me on behalf of  Swiffer BISSELL® STEAMBOOST.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Kim Boucher says

    candle. to make the house smell so good when guest arrive.

  2. Sharon Rooney says

    Prepare as much as possible in advance.

  3. Stephanie Phelps says

    My best tip is to relax and delegate to take the stress off!

  4. amy pugmire says

    Clean and plan ahead so you are not doing last minute things and stressed out.

  5. Prep and prepare as mush as possible before. Mingle, will all of your guests not just a select few, making them feel welcome in your home.

  6. Hi – Having all wood floors in my house is nice but so hard to keep clean – I have tried tons of products – I love this Bissell floor cleaning system! I t looks so easy to use! Thanks!

  7. Adrienne Gordon says

    Make sure to have allergy free snacks.

  8. My best holiday entertaining tip is to plan ahead and buy ahead of time! That way, YOU will also be able to enjoy the festivities!

  9. My best advice is to go simple. The menu doesn’t have to be extravagant to be enjoyed.

  10. alyce poalillo says

    Keep it simple and do as much ahead of time as you can-try to enjoy your guests more.

  11. I use paper plates, cups, etc. to keep down the dishes afterwards.

  12. Plan ahead and keep it simple so you can enjoy the company.

  13. Shannon Baas says

    Make it a potluck.

  14. Don’t kill yourself cleaning before guests arrives. But, always make sure you have the bathrooms and floors clean. After company leaves then you’ll be doing it all over again !

  15. angela cunningham says

    make sure you take time to enjoy yourself don’t work cook clean dishes and not find time to soend with your love ones

  16. Sue Ellison says

    Do as much as possible in advance and enlist help from family members.

  17. enjoy life. ..relax

  18. plan ahead and freeze food

  19. My tip is to make as many things ahead of time as I can! That relieves alot of stress! In the process of planning now for Thanksgiving this year since I’m hosting lol

    Luckily I am house/dog sitting for some great friends and they offered to let me cook in their huge gourmet kitchen!! lol..SO excited!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. My best tip is to start prepping the week before.

  21. Sarah Hirsch says

    don’t stress about things having to be “perfect”, everyone will enjoy themselves even if things don’t go according to the ideal

  22. Clean while you work!! I learned the hard way a long time ago that leaving things “for later” is the worst idea ever. 🙂

  23. Always have a bottle of wine ready to go for those early birds

  24. Plan ahead and cook in advance

  25. A bottle of wine! The holidays are stressful, just relax and enjoy.

  26. Make it a bring a dish, or you will get overwhelmed in the kitchen

  27. Cook as much as you can in advance, and just don’t sweat it.

  28. Go simple~

  29. Debbie Welchert says

    I like to make my sweet potatoes the night before and then reheat in crockpot the next day.

  30. Kelly Kriefall says

    Make sure the dishwasher is empty when the party begins!

  31. Wanda McHenry says

    Make a menu so you know exactly what can be prepared ahead of time.

  32. Prep ahead of time! Whatever can be done or made ahead, do it for time and stress sake! And always learn to just roll with it.

  33. Lilyana Cruz says

    Gift shopping with time, one or two before

  34. Jennifer Dunaway says

    My best tip is do as much as possible before the event so you can spend time enjoying the night not working.

  35. shopp a head of time and do baking a 2 days after of time

  36. Eugenia Hall says

    Don’t be afraid to not make everything yourself.

  37. My best holiday tip: Prepare everything you can beforehand, then relax and let the magic happen.

  38. My advice is to plan ahead and then relax, know that not everything will be perfect!

  39. Tammie Venne says

    always be baking something or have bakery scented candles on

  40. Rebecca Lock says

    Use crockpots to keep food hot and enjoy your company.

  41. Have your guests bring something.

  42. Have all desserts ready the day before, prep salads, and use the crockpot for soup. Once the main dish and sides are done, you can relax. Also, buffet style with warming pans can work for a lot of dishes. Thanks!

  43. Make some food items ahead of time and freeze them for cooking, baking or reheating on the day itself. When someone offers to “bring something”, let them. If you want to make all the cooked foods, then let them bring soft drinks. There is never enough and if there are leftover soft drinks, you can use them.

  44. Share the load. Have people bring covered dishes.

  45. joseph gersch says

    mine is to write a list of all the essentials before shoppig

  46. Do what you can ahead of time. Chop onions and celery the day before, make jello salads.

  47. robyn paris says

    I like to prepare a lot of the fixing the night before so it’s easier to just grab everything to prepare.

  48. robyn paris says

    i follow you on instagram

  49. tina reynolds says

    plan ahead and relax

  50. i start getting ready days before

  51. my best tip would be to plan ahead not to leave everything till the last minute.

  52. do as much as you can in advance then relax and enjoy when it’s time for your party.

  53. Stephanie Larison says

    Get things ready ahead of time so you’re not scrambling near the end.

  54. Plan and prep as much as you can in the days before. That way you are not running to the store for last minute supplies.

  55. Plan ahead by making a grocery list and prepping as much as possible.

  56. Rebecca Peters says

    make ahead meals! and let people bring stuff to help out!

  57. Try to talk one of your family members into hosting, so you don’t have to!

  58. Patty Hancock says

    Make more food than you need. You never know who will show up.

  59. cook ahead and freeze what you can, its so much less stressful than preparing everything the day of the party

  60. Peggy Rydzewski says

    To make it a pot luck much fun

  61. Jennifer Reed says

    My best holiday entertaining tip is to prepare as much ahead of time as possible so the actual day of event is less stressful.

  62. Karrie Millheim says

    Have everyone bring a side dish along. That way it cuts down on cost and cooking time 🙂

  63. Prepare beforehand so that you are not too stressed out the day of.

  64. Do a potluck 🙂

  65. Kayte CookWatts says

    Remember the whole point is to have fun!!

  66. My best tip is to make and use lists.

  67. My best tip is to relax,it is not the time to stress!

  68. Keep calm and prepare stuff ahead of time. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  69. Enjoy yourself!

  70. My best tip is to prep as much in advance as possible and then just relax and enjoy your company.

  71. Do small things every day for the week before. Clean one area one day; another area another day. Prep foods that can be frozen another day. That way you are not overwhelmed the day before and the day of.

  72. I would love to win one of these! My floors could use the help!

  73. Do a little bit of cleaning each day so that you aren’t overwhelmed the day before company comes.

  74. Have everyone bring their signature dish..less for you to cook and more to enjoy!

  75. Dont go crazy over little things that nobody will even notice. Ejoy yourself!!!

  76. Kim Parrott says

    Planning is the key to a relaxed holiday season

  77. Brittney House says

    Always plan ahead and allow yourself enough time.

  78. Lisa Garner says

    Make personalized name cards to set on top of each persons plate for a special touch.

  79. Richard Hicks says

    Try to be well prepared ahead of time before guests arrive

  80. Best entertaining tip – make sure enough wine is on hand.

  81. Vikki Billings says

    When getting ready for a get together, I love to light scented candles. i think the scent of vanilla can be calming and relaxing.

  82. My best tip is to keep everything simple so you can enjoy the holidays too.

  83. Make sure to have tons of snacks and drinks…=)

  84. make sure you have enough food for everyone

  85. don’t over decorate most people like it simple and beautiful