Those dang fancy mops they're selling now!!!??

  1. Couldn't wait to get a Clorox Clean-up Mop..
    splurged and bought one a while back. I just HATE
    the dang thing!!

    Makes my floors sticky and leaves a film over them. Also seem to get dirty quicker (probably the stickiness). Now the dang little sprayer on the end isn't working right. I probably haven't used it over seven or eight times. What a rip-off!

    I just want a regular mop that I can throw the head in the washer with some clorox. Is there any such monster?

    Are any of the others any better? Anyone else share in my disappointment?? Any other new products out there that I should avoid??
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  2. 46 Comments

  3. by   Hidi74
    I don't know if I am old fashioned or just cheap, but a rag and a bucket of Pine sol works for me. I feel I can get all the nooks and crannys better when I get down on the floor and scrub.
  4. by   deespoohbear
    We have a mop bucket that has the handled wringer, you know the kind you usually see used at hospitals and other industries. The ugly yellow buckets. Has a string mop head that we can take off and throw in the washer. Got them at Sam's Club, I believe. You could check with a janitor supply store in your area. They would probably be your best bet.
  5. by   RNonsense
    Originally posted by Hidi74
    I don't know if I am old fashioned or just cheap, but a rag and a bucket of Pine sol works for me. I feel I can get all the nooks and crannys better when I get down on the floor and scrub.
    Add an old toothbrush for the crannys and it's me too. I've tried lots. Always go back...
  6. by   deespoohbear
    Here's a picture of the mop bucket I was talking about:



    I have all wood floors in my old farmhouse, so the mopping can be quite a chore. Fortunately, the boys are big enough to do it nowadays.
  7. by   kids
    I do the hands & knees scrub brush and sponge thing about twice a year (ok, MUCH more often in the bathroom). I'll confess to owning a "Swiffer" and am addicted. We have dogs and our back yard is pretty muddy this time of year and it works great for that. I have found that basicly what it is good for is "wet mopping" not deep cleaning.

    We have noticed that it leaves our floors REALLY shiney and seems to be lightening up some of the wax build-up (who waxes no-wax floors?) in the corners of the dining room that I have been fussing at for 2 years.
  8. by   Cindy_A
    I use a Swiffer too, I'm very pleased with it.
  9. by   delirium
    I like my Swiffer. But most of the time, its just a standard mop and a bucket to clean up after all the muddy paws around here.
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    Never tried the Clorox one, but we all love & use the Swiffer mop. No-wax floors are the best!
  11. by   ShandyLynnRN
    I have heard that the swiffer is better than the newer imitations. I don't have any hard floors to mop. All carpet here, which can get a little hard to clean, ecpecially in the bathroom and kitchen.
  12. by   Shamrock
    You guys mop??
  13. by   delirium
    Shandy---you have carpet in your kitchen?

    That's just weird.
  14. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Uuggh, I had a carpeted kitchen once. I didn't like it at all.

    I have a Swiffer, too! Every so often I do the mop and bucket thing, but the Swiffer is good for "maintenance" It never leaves my floor sticky (I hate that) and the disposable pad can really soak up a good bit of dirt.

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