It's that time of year when we hunt down our mops, rinse the dust off and smear semi-clean water across our floors! Aaah.... the citrus scents, the sunshine reflecting off puddles, the tip-toe dancing through the kitchen...
I'd celebrate Mop Day more often if there was a more enjoyable way to do so, but for now, it's an annual event.
I currently have 3 tools to clean the floor:
A handled hand brush to scrub around the stove and fridge.
(Yes, this involves getting down, not James Brown style.)
A 10-year-old brush off a Resolve kit.
I stuck it to the end of an old broom handle to scrub random spots on the floor I don't want to bend over for.
A sponge mop. We bought it when we were newlyweds.
The squeeze lever gave out years ago and now flops onto the floor, so there's a slight metallic drag accompanying the squish-slop of the sponge.
I also own a Libman Wonder Mop, but I haven't used it in probably four years. While it is truly great for absorbing spills, it makes the task of cleaning task-y. The company claimed it was "the thirsty mop." It is thirsty but not so much hungry and leaves dirt on the floor.
I once had a neighbor see my Libman and laugh: "We call it the white man's mop!"
(Honey, if there was such a thing as a white man who mops, I would have married him.)
She insisted, "Let me go get my mop. It cleans better than anything!"
She brought back this:
The stringy hair mop.
Hello?? This is the mop we're trying to GET AWAY FROM!
All of my mops are old and there are probably better designs today of each of them. It's time to get a GOOD one. I want to be able to celebrate next year's Mop Day with grace and satisfaction.
What do you guys have and recommend?