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Old 02-11-13, 03:42 PM
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best mop alternative

I hate sweeping i hate vaumming i hate all floor care. but for now ill ask about mopping what the best mop alternative? swiffer sweeper?
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ha dont tempt me i really really hate floor care guess its that i live in georgia and georgia clay is all over ya know the stuff thats on baseball diamonds it is what we have instead of dirt
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Bucket, scrub brush and a rag, on yer hands and knees.
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Bucket, scrub brush and a rag, on yer hands and knees.
to damn old for that stuff
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Bucket, scrub brush and a rag, on yer hands and knees.
best. answer. evar.
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$ 20-25 at your finer Wal-Marts, Targets and Home Depots. I use this and it is a real timesaver. I first use it dry to sweep up the debris and cat litter, and then use the spray mop feature to clean the floors.
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i cant tell what it is mill?
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Originally Posted by overthehillmedi View Post
Bucket, scrub brush and a rag, on yer hands and knees.
that's what I still do - love the smell of pinesol. Don't care for the smell of swiffer wet --- but I did find a knock off of that at Wal-Mart and it smells pretty good. I keep that in my cupboard for a quick clean up.
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Actually, I have two small children. Mopping is pointless-- they filthy the floor up again by the time I'm done. I just order a new roll of linoleum for the kitchen every week or two.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
i cant tell what it is mill?
It is the Rubbermaid Reveal microfiber mop.
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It is the Rubbermaid Reveal microfiber mop.
cool ty ill look into it
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It is the Rubbermaid Reveal microfiber mop.
OooooOoo - I saw them in Target and didn't pay much attention to them - I rather like it! Looks like a $35-$40ish expenditure - looking like it comes with two pads with the spare pads at $5 each. May look into this. I like the fact I can use my own cleaner.



Save more and waste less with the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Mop. The microfiber pad is reusable so you no longer have to buy disposable pads. Plus Reveal picks up 50% more dirt and dust per swipe than traditional mops. The Refillable Spray bottle allows you to stop buying expensive solutions and create your own using your favorite household cleaner or use plain hot water. NOTE: When purchased online at Rubbermaid.com you receive: (1) mop, (1) bottle (1) wet mopping pad.

Safe to use on all hard floors including vinyl, hardwood, laminate and tile
The Refillable Spray Bottle allows you to customize your clean. Just mix your favorite solution with water or use plain hot water
The Microfiber cleaning pad picks up 50% more dirt and dust per swipe than traditional mops
The Microfiber pads are reusable – simply hand wash or machine wash after using
Non-battery operated spray trigger allows you to dispense as much or as little solution needed to clean your floor
Constructed with durable yet lightweight material
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what do u all think of the steam mops?
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
what do u all think of the steam mops?
I was just tonite looking at them too - rather like them - but on my inexpensive glued tiled apartment kitchen floor ---- I can see bad things happening here. But I do rather like them.

And this just decided me for where I live now in a rented apartment with the inexpensive adhesive tile squares in my kitchen ... not a chance for me. Too bad because I like the idea of the heat.


https://housewares.about.com/od/vacuu...eammopcare.htm

Steam floor mops have put a whole new spin on washing floors and I'm sure this handy cleaning tool is here to stay. While some steam floor mops can be pretty pricey, they will quickly pay for themselves in terms of convenience and time saved over the mop and bucket routine. They're also much cleaner - there's no spills, no rinsing, no smell and very little effort with no hand wringing or bending. But steam floor mops do need a little care and there's a few things you shouldn't do with one.

1. Never Plug in a Steam Mop Before Attaching the Mop Head
A steam mop heats up very quickly and the mop foot will be too hot to handle if you try to attach the cloth while it's heating up. There's also risk of electrical shock handling a wet mop head while the mop is active. Take time to fill the water reservoir, unwind the cord and attach the mop head, before you plug the steam mop in. Plugging it in should be the last step. When the reservoir needs filling during the cleaning process, take time to unplug it to fill.

2. Don't Idle the Steam Mop
You're ready to start cleaning the floor and you've plugged it into an outlet. The phone rings or someone's at the door. Or maybe you figure there's time to do something else while you wait for it to heat up. Don't idle a steam mop for any reason. Heat builds up very quickly (a few seconds with some models) and if left too long depending where it's placed, it could apply too much steam and heat to that area. When your mop is ready to plug in, be ready to start cleaning or if you need to interrupt the process, take two seconds to unplug it and start again later. When proceeding to a second room to clean that floor, use the same principle if you need time to prepare the room, unplug it until you're ready.

3. Don't Skip the Vacuuming
If you try and eliminate vacuuming or sweeping the floor first and going straight to steam mopping, any surface dirt present such as sand, dust, dirt, crumbs, hair or maybe even pet hair, will be picked up with the steam mop. While this may sound good, it will create a dirt mire that will be smeared over the floor and hinder your steam mop's ability to do a good job - similar to washing a window with a dirty cloth. And you might even have to change the mop head to finish your floor.

4. Never Put Anything in the Water Tank Except Water
Steam mops are designed to be used with water, nothing else. There's no smelly or expensive detergents to buy and the steam alone does a great job of cleaning the floor.

5. Don't Keep Cleaning With a Dirty Mop Head
If you have a large floor area to do or more than one room, it can be tempting to just keep mopping and ignoring the amount of dirt on the mop cloth. But have a look once in a while and if it needs it, change it. But remember to unplug it first. Cleaning with a dirty mop is just spreading the dirt around as mentioned in item three. It's a good idea to have one or two spare mop cloths on hand.

6. Never Use a Steam Mop on Unsealed Floors
Simply stated, they are not designed for use on floorings that are not sealed, especially unsealed woods and laminates. If the type of flooring should not have hot water on it or if adhesive tiles have lifting corners, then you shouldn't use a steam mop on it. Steam is a burst of moisture that can make some wood composites swell. But it's great for sealed surfaces including woods, laminates, vinyl, vinyl tiles and ceramic tiles.


7. Use it as a Wall Washer at Your Own Risk
While using a steam mop to wash walls doesn't sound like a bad idea, hot steam could cause paint to bubble, peel or lift. So unless you intend to repaint your walls after, keep the steam mop for floors. And if washing the car with it has crossed your mind, vehicle repainting is expensive and not worth the risk.

8. Never Store the Steam Mop With a Dirty/Wet Mop Cloth Attached
Leaving a wet mop cloth on when storing your mop could result in mildew and ruin the cloth head. Remove the cloth after the mop has cooled. You could add a clean cloth if you want to be ready to roll next time you need it. Laundering the dirty cloth immediately will help to remove stains, before they set in.

9. Don't be Afraid of it - Enjoy it!
Yes, a steam mop is different than what you're used to and it does need a little care, but don't be afraid to use it. If you've received one as a gift and it's still in the box, open the package, read the brochure and use it. You'll find washing floors a much more pleasant experience and the steam mop will quickly become your new friend. You won't dread that task any longer, because washing floors will be quicker and easier to do. If you don't have a steam mop but have been thinking of getting one, you won't regret it.
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good idea to redesign all rooms in your house to slope towards central floor drains
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Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
It is the Rubbermaid Reveal microfiber mop.
That's what I use. Actually, I have a Rubbermaid that I use on my hardwood floors, and I have another brand that I use in the kitchen and bathroom (different cleaning solutions). You need to sweep/vacuum first, but then they work really well.
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Dirt floors don't require all that cleaning stuff.
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Originally Posted by Tude View Post
that's what I still do - love the smell of pinesol. Don't care for the smell of swiffer wet --- but I did find a knock off of that at Wal-Mart and it smells pretty good. I keep that in my cupboard for a quick clean up.
I do that in the bathrooms, also love the smell of pinesol!

In the kitchen I use a Swiffer.
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