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Mop Love

Mopping floors is one of my least favorite jobs. It’s not because it’s a really difficult job. I think I just don’t have a real sense of accomplishment when I’m done. You see, my floors are on the “to do” list for home improvement… just waiting for that money tree to start sprouting money in the backyard. The hardwoods need to be refinished and the builder grade bathroom floors just need to be replaced. So, when the floors are all clean, they don’t exactly sparkle.

I started out with a traditional sponge mop. Gross. I felt like I was pushing around filthy water. Replacement sponges didn’t come frequently enough for me.

Then I moved to the Clorox Ready Mop. It was great! I could change out the pad as much as I wanted. No more pushing dirty water around. I could wash the bathroom floors and then get a clean pad before moving to the hallway. Ahhhh. Happiness.

But, then came the cost of refill pads. Every time I mopped I saw dollar signs.

The Clorox Large Surface Mop is my new favorite find. I found it at Target and it was only about twelve dollars. I bought three of the microfiber cleaning refill pads. They are washable, so there is only a one time cost. I used it for the first time this weekend. When they say “large surface” they really mean it! The surface of the mop is about triple the size of my old Clorox Ready Mop. I switched out the refill pads several times and threw dirty pads in the laundry. I love that I can wash them with with bleach in between uses. I can’t say that about the old sponge mop.

I can’t believe I’m about to say this. I love my mop. I love to mop my floors. My mop brings joy to my life.

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  • gena
    September 19, 2010

    I'll be showing hubby this post – he's the floor guy around here ! We have a hoover floor cleaning machine for heavy duty cleaning every few days, but daily we've been using a Swiffer. ( I'm using "we' very liberally you notice ! ). Biggest complaint – $$$ !!!!! I like the idea of washable and re-usable pads….and I do most of the laundry…..

    thanks for sharing,

  • Heather@Chaotic Bliss
    September 20, 2010

    I'm still waiting for the riding floor cleaner with cup holder to hold my beverage of choice.

  • Heather@Chaotic Bliss
    September 20, 2010

    I'm having my first "Linky Party!" It's called "Procrastination Party". I will be showing befores and afters of my cluttered craft room. I have procrastinated too long, and invite you to tackle a project you've put off far too long and join me!


  • Queen Bee
    October 26, 2010

    You are too cute! My mop brings joy to my life! 🙂 I have been considering buying this mom and will now! TFS!

  • Sarah
    December 23, 2011

    I just bought the Clorox Large Surface Mop at a discount store. We installed laminate floors this past weekend and I was using at least 4 swiffer pads to clean them – I was going to make some reusabe swiffer pads but saw this at a discount store and bought it. It is way bigger than the swiffer which means less time spent using it! I will have to check Target for extra pads.

    Sarah from The House That Ag Built