Monday, September 15, 2014

Mopping up the Messes

I am the proud owner of a brand new mop. That is not something new for me, I go through mops like crazy. It seems like none of them live up to their hype.

Photo Source: Home Depot

I have tried every type of mop pictured above. One of them I even liked, a lot, but none of them held up/lasted very long at all.  

$7.00 No bells and whistles,
but it's sturdy as can be, and works like a charm
Photo Source: Home Depot

So, I went back to an old school mop, that cost me all of $7.00.

I forgot how sturdy these things are. I can now be a mopping fool and not have to worry about quality. I've had these mops before, I know it's going to last.

I guess I could invest in a bucket wringer, since my one big beef with these types of mops is having to wring the mop out by hand (ew). My other big beef is they take so long to dry. BUT, I am happy to know I'm not going to have to go out and buy a new mop again any time soon. It was getting old shelling out 30/40 bucks a pop for a mop that was going to be useless in a very short time.

And so I am happy (yeah, it doesn't take much). ;)

Now if I could find a vacuum that would last...

Thanks for swinging over to read about my exciting mop news. :D :) ;)

Wishing you a Happy Monday. :)

45 comments:

Julie Corbisiero said...

Aww, I hope you enjoy using your old fashioned mop! Haha! Have a great day and a really nice week!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sometimes simple is better.

Janine Huldie said...

I always say it is the little things, Rosey!! Happy Monday :)

Pat Hatt said...

No need for fancy to dads with the mop, but yeah touching it would be ewww for me lol

Sandee said...

Mopping isn't one of my favorite things to do. Not at all, but having a good mop rocks.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Manzanita said...

Yeah but isn't that hand-wringing a pain in the.... fingers? I had them before too but havihg that big wringing bucket takes up too much space for me. So I still get down on my hands and knees....... the really old fashion way. (I don't do it very often, though) I don't have carpet so I mostly use the old fashion dust mop that I shake outside and the neighborhood fills up with dust balls. Ha

Masshole Mommy said...

I use one of those old deck mops, too, and it works better than anything else for me!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I wouldn't want to wring it by hand either. Shudder. But mostly because we have chickens. I think I want one of those steamers. Because of the chickens I always worry about....stuff on my floors.

Lois Alter Mark said...

Ha ha! That picture on top was so pretty, I didn't realize they were mops at first! But, yes, simple is often better.

alissa apel said...

I like the old school mops as well. Everything else is just - well - ok. YAY for old school.

becca said...

As moms and wife it' doesn't take much to please a good mop and vacuum and we are set.

Kristen Campbell said...

This is no joke! A good mop is very important! I'm glad you found one you like!

Elephant's Child said...

Simple is often better. On the vacuum front? I love our Dyson. And will replace it when it finally goes to the vacuum graveyard.

Elephant's Child said...

PS: Dyson isn't cheap as an initial purchase but ours has lasted. And lasted. And lasted.

Anonymous said...

I use the old bucket and rag with hands and knees. We have mostly carpet so it does not take long and then I can just wash the rag with the laundry and get the germs out.

Kristi Maloney said...

I've been using a floor steamer that I posted about a while ago. It's simple, lightweight and does the job of a mop. I've used it on my hardwood and tile - but I used to like the Libman mop. Have you tried that one? It has this part that you pull down and twist to wring it with, opps....I see you have it pictured above in the other mops photo....well, I liked it anyway. Glad you found one that you like! ;)

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I have to admit we have an old school type mop as well - does me well so I don't think I'll be giving it up anytime soon ;) x

~ Noelle said...

ha! those are the best mops ever...
been thinking of going back to the old one myself..

Launna said...

If I have to have to have a mop... and I do need one these days, I would always choose the old school ones that last... I want a bucket to wring it out in though... :)

Nolie said...

I have yet to find a mop that does better than an old school one. Sometimes old school is the only way to go.

Maria said...

We have a plain flat mop head as well. It is durable and long lasting.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I think we are going to need a new mop soon too. Having a pet puts a lot of wear and tear on a mop.

Theresa Mahoney said...

We go through mops like crazy too! I keep replacing my Rubbermaid simply because I invested too much money in their stupid pads to buy a whole different mop kit.

Now, we do have a Dyson and that baby has lasted almost 9 years with no issues. And it gets use A LOT!

Liz Mays said...

That's my favorite kind of mop too, although I do recognize several from your photos. I always thought it was fun to put mops through wringers too. Get one!

Growing Up Madison said...

I thought it was just me. I actually went back to this mop as well and it works out really great for me too.

Lori T. said...

I have an old fashion mop, I change the head about once a month, but I love it. There's nothing like an old fashion cleaning to clear your head and house.

Janell said...

I learned something while living in Mexico. I get a bucket and pour some soapy water on the floor. Then I use a broom and scrub. Then I have a squeegee and push it out the back door. Floor is clean and dry!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

:) so funny I went back to using that type of mop a couple of weeks ago, too. The foam head ones drove me crazy needing replacing all the the time. Not to mention leaving broken bits of foam everywhere

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I often find the most basic tools and devices are the best. Why change what works?

Rena McDaniel said...

I'm glad I am not the only one! I have tried every mop out there and there doesn't seem to be anything better than the one we have used for generations.

Nikki said...

I think there is a reason that particular mop style has survived centuries! It's definitely one of the best!

Robin said...

If you are willing to shell out the bucks, the Rainbow is the best vacuum ever made, but it is expensive. Of course, I would give up at least half my worldly possessions before I let someone take my Rainbow. So there...

Congrats on your mop. :)

Jocelyn McGaffic said...

I use an old fashioned mop as well. They hold up and you can throw them in the washing machine so they're long lasting.

Ann B said...

I have tried so many mops over the years and you are right. The old fashion mops seem to last the best. We are trying the Steam Boost mop right now and it is good except the cost of the pads.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I have tried multiple mops as well. I always feel like I am just pushing the same dirty water around over and over. Then, I invested in a Shark steam mop. Changed my life. I have hard wood floors and white ceramic tile. It works wonders and no cleaners needed.

Paula Schuck said...

Well I need a new mop so I am totally understanding this dilemma. I think sometimes it is comical that the old style stands up and makes the mosts sense over time.

Alice Chase said...

We just moved into a home that is mostly all tile. I totally understand the need for a quality mop!

Krystal Butherus said...

This one is a good one! It gets the diet out.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Finding a good mop is like finding precious gold. I will have to try this one out. Sounds like it might work for me

Melissa Vera said...

Congratulations on finding a mop that fits your needs. I am still searching for one.

Ashley Gill said...

Those kinds of mops are actually kind of fun to use! I love moping a large room with a mop like that instead of my steam mop. Happy Mopping!

Maria said...

those mops really are the best. when i clean offices, i swear by them!! :)

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

You know you are right. I need to do the same thing. I have two of those in your first picture and I am sure there's a third in the garage collecting spider webs.

My Captivating Life said...

Oh I know of a vac that will last! It is pricey though. If you want to email me I would be more than happy to tell you about it. The old fashioned items are generally more sturdy! :)

Colette S said...

Very happy for you.
I use the old school one like that, where you wring it out.
well there is a stick in the middle, but its been lasting for ages now. So it's good.
Glad you finally feel good about a great purchase that will last.