I’ve owned about 5 mops in the time that Hubs and I have been married. It’s not that these mops have worn out, or that I’ve broken them, it’s that I hate them all. I hate mopping for all it’s prep, cleanup, etc. And now, with Red, I really don’t have time for all that nonsense, and my floors are grosser and grosser.
With all the TV I’ve been vegging out ot when Red goes to sleep, I’ve caught a commerical or two. One, for the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop, which is a competitor of the Swiffer Wet Jet. It’s the same concept of a compact, no bucket mop. But the Rubbermaid Reveal has a re-use container for your mopping liquid as the swiffer wet jet requires you to purchase more containers.
So I cheerfully went looking for one. Getting to Target, I gained that the darn thing is only sold online. Blerg. Then I noticed the Clorox Ready Mop. Same concept, same design, not online at all, but in stores. And it was over $5 cheaper. DONE.
I was so excited when I got home, I ripped open the box and didn’t take a photo. Oops. But the thing comes fully assembled with very few “parts” – mop, bottle and mop cloth/head. The mop cloths are machine washable, lay flat to dry. I picked up an extra so one could be washing and I could be using another one. The entire mop is really slim, with a link for hanging and a swivel/flip head for angling and getting under doors/furniture, and even the stove (yes!). Squishy handles make it easy to grip and swing around.
Now, the part that I like the BEST. The re-fillable, re-usable bottle for solutions. The instructions say to use your choice of cleaner, diluted to the product’s specifications. For my hardwoods, I like to use the products below – no dilution needed. It worked great! I didn’t have to spray the floor, squeeze a bottle, or use a bucket.
The bottle has tiny, tiny little markings letting you know how many ounces are inside, but I find them so hard to read (and photograph) that I eyeballed it. When I used a water/Lysol mix on my tile floors, that worked well, too. The bottle top screws on like a water bottle, and has a center “button” that depresses inside the mop and releases solution. Gently click the bottle into the mop (it takes a good look or two at first to figure which side is up, but the “markings” go on top. DON’T flip your mop upside down when the full bottle is in place. The gravity feed keeps a little solution in the bottom and will drip out onto your floor if you don’t empty it first. (won’t drip a lot, but enough to make a small mess. When you’re finished, the mop cloth releases easily. Grab and pull. Mop head when done?? GROSS. (Dear Mom, I really mop more often, I swear….) Another nifty feature is the spray or stream knob. Choose whichever you would like, squeeze the trigger on the handle, and mop
When I was done? WOW. So. much. better. Shiny!