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Mops - Have you found a Keeper?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive June 2004: Mops - Have you found a Keeper?
By Amy~moderator on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 09:04 pm:

I HATE mopping! I had the Envirosteamer - which worked wonderfully but it took very long to do a whole house (we have no carpet). I am just looking for something that is easy and quick. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

By Children03 on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 09:07 pm:

I like the Wondermop and today I purchased the Clorox ready mop. It works good and it is so quick and easy. :)

By Amecmom on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 09:58 pm:

Clorox Ready Mop gets my vote!! I love it for quick jobs, and I fill it with my own hardwood floor cleaner. I also use just the pad with Shinekeeper for my kitchen floor. Looks like I spent hours on it instead of 10 minutes.
Ame

By Marcia on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:13 pm:

I have a Swifter Wet Jet, or whatever it's called, and love it!!

By Shellyg on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:14 pm:

I LOVE my Floormate! I use it every other day, I HATE when my floors are dirty. I have hardwood floors and it takes about 10 minutes to do the whole house. Love, love, love it!

By Tink on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:17 pm:

I love my Swiffer Wet-Jet, but we can't add other things to the cleaning solution. Can you with the Clorox Mop? I'm spending a fortune on the solution bottles. I love the way they smell, though. What is a Floormate?

By Amecmom on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:24 pm:

With the Clorox mop, you wait until the bottle is empty and then refill it with whatever no rinse floor cleaner you prefer.
I have two. One for my hardwood floors that I use a special cleaner in, and a second for all the other floors that I use the clorox cleaner or Once n Done in.
Ame

By Sue3 on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 10:37 pm:

Tink you can add your own cleaning solution to the swiffer also.
We just cut the plastic tab thingy that is under the cap , you can see it if you turn it up side down and look.
Then we cut it with a knife.
Now the cap screws on and off and we refill it with our own stuff.

By Palmbchprincess on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 02:47 am:

My Envirosteamer broke!! (Nate may have been the culprit, but who knows!!) Anyway, I'm a big believer in hand mopping. Even the Envirosteamer pushed dirt around, no matter how much I swept. I know how military housing is, so this is kind of out of the question for you, but at least can be done for serious cleaning. I use the Wet-jet for quick clean ups, and do the tile floors by hand a couple times a week. I've had both the Wet-jet and the Ready mop, and I HATED the Ready mop. The Wet-jet was from Nate's bachelor days, but I love it!! And as far as hand mopping, a BIG timesaver I found was to use a car mitt... you know, like the one you wash your car with. I can do my kitchen, dining, and bathroom in 10 minutes like this. For you Wet-jet moms, try carrying a spray bottle of a no rinse cleaner, spraying the floor, and mopping. Rather than refilling the bottle, and possibly clogging the sprayer, I will just use a separate bottle. It's a bit more work, but it has it's advantages.

By Mommyathome on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 11:32 am:

Swiffer Wet Jet!!! :)

By Colette on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 11:35 am:

I'm a hand mopper too. It doesnt take that much longer and you do a better job. I'll be trying the car mitt idea.

By Karen~moderator on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 11:37 am:

I've never had a mop that I liked, or felt cleaned the floors.

I use old towels and hand mop or *walk* them around the floors, and then hand mop around baseboards.

It's definitely NOT easy on this old body, so if anyone's got any recommendations, I'd love to hear them too!

By Trisa on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 02:21 pm:

I am one of those weird people who still gets on her hands and knees to scrub. Call me sick but I am picky and even with my stupid sciatic pain its still the only way I do it!


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