Mopping has always been a challenge for me because of all the traffic in my house – people and pets. Cleaning the floors on my hands and knees was too much work but using the strip mop left the floors wet for too long.
Years ago I discovered the Swiffer Wet Jet. I loved it because it allowed me to clean my floors easily and they dried fast. But I didn’t like having to buy the pads and cleaning solution. Even though there are plenty of ways to make your own pads (hello tube socks) and cleaning solution refill (vinegar)
I found a way to get around the cleaning solution. Do not refill it, mix up pine sol or another cleaner and put it in a spray bottle. Simply spray it on the floor and mop it up. This is good for small touch up mopping.
A couple of months ago I found a new mop – the Rubbermaid Reveal, purchased at Home Depot for about $30. It’s the same idea as the Swiffer Wet Jet but it has a washable cleaning pad and a refillable bottle for the cleaning solution. This is my dream mop! It has the convenience of the Wet Jet but doesn’t require any refills.
If you haven’t seen the Rubbermaid Reveal, you might want to check it out and see if it will make mopping easier and cheaper for you, too.