These are amazing! If you are not familiar with the Swiffer you need to know that in order to use these pads you will have to have a Swiffer sweeper. You can buy this tool in any grocery store, hardware store, big box store, etc. You attach the pads to the end and instead of sweeping floors you push the Swiffer around and the pads attract everything. These pick up hair, dust, dander, little bits of paper too. Granted these will not work on carpets, only on hard wood floors, tiles, and laminates. Pretty much any hard surface, and they are amazing for cleaning the stairs. Also you can dust ceiling fans and walls with these too. They really are great and do an incredible job. Awesome invention!