I wish I could find a mop that I love. Seriously. The ones I have used are awful.
My most recent experiment was the heavy duty mop from Costco. The mop handle is heavy duty and the mop head is huge.
Only I don’t have one of those commercial mop wringer things. I tried wringing it out in the sink. When I first got it wet, it wasn’t so bad. I had to wring out a few strands at a time. But after mopping half the floor, it was pretty grungy looking, so then I was rinsing a dirty mop in the kitchen sink, then trying to wring out a few strands at a time. Yuck. We’d tried this mop in the past, but this time AJ wanted to try one because he uses one at his job. Only at his job, of course they have a mop wringer. No one is trying to wring the mop with their hands.
If I invest in the commercial wringer, there’s the issue of where to put it. I don’t have THAT much area to mop. One small kitchen and one small bathroom. The rest of the place has carpet, including my master bathroom. So I don’t need to do that much mopping. Currently I’m just using a dishrag that I’ve gotten wet, tossed on the floor and just push around with my foot.
Before the big headed mop, I had another mop from Costco. An O Cedar Pro-Scrub Mop. I can’t find an image of it, but it took this refill head, the mop handle is red. I actually still have it, but the sponge thing broke right off the part that attached it to the mop. Usually Costco has really good quality stuff, but so far my experience with mops hasn’t been too good.
I did find a really great broom from Costco, and I want to buy another one for my milking parlor. It’s a lot easier to keep it clean if I sweep regularly.
Before those two, I’ve tried the kind of sponge mop that you pull on a handle and some rollers squeeze the sponge together in the middle but the sponge didn’t seem to last too long. I guess this is probably the type that works the best for me. Only the ones I bought were from Walmart and really cheapy ones.
Maybe I should buy this one I’m linking to at Amazon. One review, and the person says they had this mop for 15 years. Hmmm… maybe this is the one I’ll try next. Oh, this one also has a ten year warranty. Wow. Nice. Mother’s Day is coming up, as is my birthday. Maybe I’ll splurge on a mop. 😉
Okay, these look really interesting: Evriholder Slipper Genie Microfiber Cleaning Slippers. They’re for dusting, not mopping, but I wonder if they would be comfy to wear as slippers? Seriously, with my sad sore feet, I have to wear shoes every time I put my feet on the floor. Regular slippers, well, from Walmart or Target have no padding in them. I don’t know how I ever used to wear shoes without any padding! If you have an suggestions for slippers with thick padding, I’m all ears! As it is now, I have to put on my casual men’s wear shoes just to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
My boss bought one of thoseShark Deluxe Steam Pocket Mop for her daughter for Christmas. I just don’t think I want to invest THAT much money in a mop. If my whole house needed mopping, maybe, but that’s not my situation.
I’ve tried this Libman Wonder Mop before. The strands are too light and there’s no cleaning power to them.
So my question to you today: What is your favorite mop? Do you have a favorite that has lasted for years? What do you think about the steam mops?
Thanks for your help.