Washing the Floor

This afternoon, the boys and I gave the floor a much needed washing.  They were delighted that I allowed them to help me with this too.  I have yet to find the perfect floor washing mop. To be honest, I have not really looked, but whenever I wash the floor, I think I must ask others about what they use and like.  As you can see from my pictures, I have two different kinds of mops, both of which I don’t really like, but they were given to me, so that is what I have been using.  I prefer and use the red one.  I can scrub the floor better, but what I don’t like about it is the "pad" (sorry, I not sure what to call it).  I have to snap the "pad" on and off whenever I need to rise it out.  The other is a bee mop, which I was using all the time until I was given the red one.  Now just the children use it, because it is easier for them.  There is no snapping or unsnapping. 

Our 5 1/2 yr old


Almost 3 yr old

So here comes my question.
What do you like to use when washing the floor? 
Please share away!!  Thanks!!

I had to add in these pictures, after the floor washing, I suggusted they make a train with the dining room chairs.  They quickly set to work and they are still having fun.

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14 thoughts on “Washing the Floor

  1. My favorite mop is the wonder mop(www.wondermop.com). I have tried several and they just don't do the trick. It always gets in every nook and cranny. I paid $8 for my wonder mop at Wal-mart, and the good news is you can take the mopping head off and throw it in the washer. Once it get unusable, which is about once a year, you can buy a new head for around $5. You can go to their website and it will tell you where to buy it.

  2. But since I stopped shopping at Walmart YEARS ago, I just buy it at the grocery store.

    When I have time, and really want to give the floor a good scrub, I simply get down on my hands and knees. Not too often since years of sports and cheerleading from my school days have ruined my knees :-(. but I wouldn't have traded it for the world!

    I do have a similiar "mop" a Swiffer. I use to clean the bathroom (all the hair and dirt) before mopping.

  3. I just finished washing my floors! I use Sh-mop. I find it very easy to use and from how dirty the covers sometimes get, I know it's doing a good job, not just smearing the dirt all over. I bought it after hearing Crystal from Homestead Happenings used it. I especially like that you can throw the covers in the washing machine and reuse them over and over again. I bought a dozen covers and use two each time I mop.

  4. I use a microfiber mop from Don Aslett, the cleaning guy on the shopping channel. It comes with a number of flat, microfiber heads that remove for cleaning. I really like it! It does a great job of cleaning the floor. Yes, you have to remove the pad a few times while cleaning and rinse it out, but I don't mind doing that for a really clean floor.:)

  5. Thanks! I'll have to look into those. I don't mind if I have to remove the pad, but I find the snaps are harder to do and my girls have a harder time with it too. So I'm looking for what is out there and what others like. πŸ™‚

  6. In my laundry room. Mine shows every speck of dirt and I am so thankful that it isn't in my kitchen. I can see why a good mop is so vital, I bet you need to mop constantly! You are a strong woman…you go girl!

  7. We had trouble finding a mop I like too. What we do is use a mop that we bought and disliked and us it to push around a good sturdy terry cloth rag. It works well and saves our knees. I amy have to check out the wonder mop! i also have a Microfiber dust mop for the hardwoods and lamanite.

  8. a bucket and a rag :). Lee uses a mop but I find I do a better job if I can really use my elbows :). My mom used to make me mop the floor with a rag and I wondered why we couldn't just buy a mop. Now, I have a mop and still I use a rag :).
    I can't wait to find out if Andrew is getting a little brother to play boy games with, like playing train, or a little sister to "defend" :).

  9. Thanks for taking the time to comment! I'm still using my old mop, I really must see if I can get a better one, or just start washing the floor by hand with a rag… πŸ™‚ Sounds like something my children would have fun doing, at least at first! LOL

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