There are 3 chores that make my list of please-don't-make-me-do-that.
One is mopping (and the other two are folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher, thanks for asking).
Well I'm happy to announce that I now enjoy mopping. Let me introduce you to Mr. Reveal the mop:
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Rubbermaid is not sponsoring this post, nor did they send me a mop to review, but they should have! I just happen to be reviewing this mop on my own because I love it that much.
In order to fully explain why I love this mop, I must first explain why I have always hated mopping:
Completely Reasonable Reason #1: Gross. Floors are just gross in general, but especially the floor right under my toddler's chair. She always, always spills her food everywhere. Typically by the time she ends her meal I am holding (or feeding) offspring #2, and don't have time to get to the mess until is has already nastified to the floor. If you don't know what nastified means, don't look it up…it's not a real word.
Completely Reasonable Reason #2: More Grossness. My mopping always started with a bucket of soapy water and ended with a brown murky mess. Not only did I have to clean my floor, but I also had to clean my mop. Which never really ended up feeling clean. It's wet and I'm pretty sure all sorts of nasty germs and molds and other such nasties infest the poor thing as it lays wait for its next job. PLUS…even if I buy a mop (Exhibit A) with an attachment that supposabley wrings out our mop for you, my hands still end up touching the darn thing.
At one of my previous jobs, my boss had a Swiffer Wet Jet. I remember enjoying using it. No longer did I despise mopping. However, I refuse to buy a product that requires refills and replacement parts. Not very Earth-friendly and more importantly, not in our budget!
I love that my sister introduced me to the Reveal Microfiber Mop, because it has resolved all my mopping annoyances:
It comes with 3 reusable microfiber wet pads that I can just whip right off and throw in the wash. Simply use and REUSE.
The microfiber material does a better job at cleaning than the stringy-made-of-who-knows-what mops, and does not breed bacteria like other mops.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: The mop sprays cleaning solution as you wish right in front of you. You fill the container with your OWN CLEANING SOLUTION. This allows for natural products, or whatever you usually use. This also means NO MORE back and forth to the mop bucket (my personal favorite feature). It also comes with an extra refill bottle so that you always have an extra on hand.
Mine also came with a one-year warranty which is reassuring.
For rough areas (like underneath my toddler's chair), you have to spray solution multiple times to get it wet enough. I wish one of the mop pads came with a stronger scrubber attached to it.
Be careful where you spray. I have to aim it in such a way so that I don't spray my kitchen cabinets in certain areas.
*Mine came with extra pads and cleaner bottles because I bought it in a kit on Amazon. If I had bought it on Rubbermaid's site, I believe it only comes with one pad and one cleaner bottle…once again my Amazon Prime has treated me well!
Anyone else have this mop and love it as much as I do? Do you have a favorite mop?
All Things Thursday Blog Hop
Who's ready to party?
I was super hungry when I picked the favorites this week, so they all happen to be food! Sorry! 🙂 Here they are:
1. Taste of Lizzy's Peanut Butter Streusal Chocolate Chip Pancakes (oh my. I want these right now)
2. The Love Nerd's Slow Cooker Apple Butter
3. Tasty Breakfast Casserole from Acts 17 Verse 28 Blog
4. Soda Pop Avenue's Gourmet Caramel Apples
5. 12 Foods you Might Not Think to make in the crock pot from Practical Stewardship