I shared a little about my favourite mop on Instagram Stories a few days ago, and was quite inundated with messages asking me about it and where to buy it. So, I decided I’d share it here, because I know not everyone is on Instagram, and because when I find something useful and very good, I have to share!
Also, as a friend pointed out, we may not wear makeup everyday, but we sure as hell need to clean our floors more often!
This is the brand and mop in question. The Mr. Clean Lightning Sweep & Clean microfibre mop. This is a large piece of microfibre that attaches onto a holder, is easy to wash, and comes with refills.
But why am I so enamoured with this?
Because it makes cleaning floors and surfaces a cinch!
If you ever have had to clean your own floors, you’d know how much of a drag it can be. If you vacuum, then dragging out the vacuum cleaner can be a hassle. If you use a broom, the dust goes everywhere.
I was using paper towels for the floor for a spell. You can easily buy them from Daiso, in one use, disposable sheets. If you know what I mean. I think they’re also called “swiffer paper towels”. But I soon realised that while it was convenient, and picked up dust and hair, it was not very economical nor sustainable in the long run. In fact, it can get expensive, if you use a more expensive brand, and it’s just not very friendly to the environment.
One day, I was at a random DIY store sale (I love browsing DIY stores!), when I spotted the Mr. Clean Lightning Sweep & Clean going for a deal, packaged together with refills. I bought one to try (It was about RM29.90 on offer – RRP RM43 or so – and often comes with 1 refill, sometimes 2 if you’re lucky) and I’ve been in love with it ever since!
The handle and system is plastic, but a sturdy plastic that feels comfortable in hand, and not flimsy. The head at the base swivels so you can get it into corners, and it is fairly flat, so you can get it under tight spaces.
The refill cloth attaches by just sticking it to the base, which has “teeth” and operates rather like velcro. There are no fiddly tabs nor mechanisms to hold the cloth in place. Simply press the base on it, and go about your cleaning. When you are done, tear off the cloth, and wash it. I find that dirt and hair come off very easily, with some gentle scrubbing, and it dries fairly quickly too. Overnight, in my case.
But what made me dedicate a post on my blog to this cleaner, is the fact that it makes keeping your floors dust-free a cinch! I kid you not. You literally wipe this over your floors, and it picks up all the dust and hair, leaving your floor feeling smooth, clean and dust free. I even use this to wipe over flat surfaces, and it picks up all the dust. It helps to keep the house clean between your cleaning and mopping, especially if it tends to get dusty.
I usually use it dry, but you can also use it wet. Wet the cloth, wring it dry and then use it on the floor as a wet mop. I found that it sticks a little (maybe because of the microfibre construction or my floor, I don’t know) so I use a regular mop. But because this is so light and easy to manoeuvre, I do find myself using this more often than I would a vacuum cleaner. Sweeping this over the floors dry, before mopping helps pick up the dust and hair, and makes mopping a faster job too.
I could wax lyrical about this microfibre mop but it would be quite ridiculous to go on. Suffice to say, I love this, it’s an excellent deal, and if you see it going on offer with a free refill, pick it up. I think you’d like this too!
I found mine at Home-fix DIY store, and I recently picked one up for my sister at the promo price of RM29.90 including 1 free refill. Don’t pay more, because you don’t have to 😛 I think you can find this in other DIY stores or maybe even in the household sections of supermarkets too. I haven’t tried other brands, so I cannot comment, but this Mr. Clean brand is the one I use and the one I vouch for 😀
Do you use a similar mop or floor cleaner?
Are you surprised to see a blog post about household items? Don’t be. You should know me better by now – good things have to be shared and this is not just another beauty blog! 😀