Swiffer has hit the head on the nail with an inexpensive and compact product that will fit into the broom closet with ease, and complement your other sweepers, brooms and vacuums, and supplies. Usually I am not a fan of the swiffer tools, they seem to do half of the job that needs to be done, and you are taking the easy way out, and are going to have to clean it right in the end with the proper tools. This is no exception to my thoughts on swiffer, over hyped!
It does indeed sweep up those everyday messes, as long as they are small, not very messy - and not very intricate. I thought that I would give the product a try but I will not continue to use the product because it is just too complex, and doesn't clean up the messes that I need it to, like the pet hair, and other random nothings that end up on the floor.
The refills are moderately priced, six to seven dollars. At the end of the day it seems it would be cheaper, and more effective to clean the carpet right.