. My Faithful Mop
I grew up in a home without any mops. Yes, my mother came from a tradition of being close to the source in order to clean. This meant wiping up all the floors in our home on hands and knees.
I continued this tradition into my marriage because the two tiny floors of our one-bedroom apartment didn’t require much attention. I even scrubbed floors by hand after we had our first son and lived in a larger, more spacious apartment.
My first sponge mop was a dismal, inexpensive tool that sometimes frustrated me more than it helped. It smelled after several uses, shrunk when it dried, and looked dirty from the first day. The handle was too short, too, but was the best I had known and was better than hands and knees.
When we moved I found a better, more expensive sponge mop which delighted me but the same problems persisted: smell, shrinkage, and dirt. Only recently did I discover a mop that really, really works. It is a microfiber mop of the highest quality. The handle extends so backaches are a thing of the past. Yes, it cost more than I would have liked, and yes I do still have to clean my floors, but now it is a convenient pleasure to do this frequent chore. It has a regular blue pad, an orange striped tile/grout pad, and an over-sized orange dusting pad. Talk about heaven!
With that in mind, I have searched for a way to share this mop with any who would like one. I have finally found a source and have put the mop on my web page. Oh, how great it is to finally find a tool to share that helps instead of hinders. Would you like one, too? If so, just visit the House of Order Store and I’ll accommodate you.
I have moved from hands and knees to a sponge and now just glide my mop over those floors and throw one microfiber pad into the wash even as I put a second, fresh one on my mop for the next time. No smell, no dirty look, and no shrink!
Take care, my friends, and remember, always look for new and better tools. They are worthy of your attention and make housework a whole lot nicer. Happy mopping!
Find more helpful ideas in my House of Order Handbook.
Photo by Marie Calder Ricks. Used with permission.