Mop better than Swiffer!

I know many of you love your Swiffers, but I can't handle the price of the pads (even with sales & coupons) and the thought of throwing more and more stuff in the trash can when there is an alternative.

I have been using a Microfiber mop for years, probably 8-9 at least.  We have hardwood floors and laminate and I absolutely love my mop.  It came with 2 pads that attach to the mop with velcro strips.  When they get dirty, I get the bulk of the residue from the floor off of them and throw them in the washer.... good as new.  The only problem I've had with mine is that it's velcro strips are in need of replacement, but I can do that myself.  

Mine came with a microfiber cloth that is great for dusting when it's dry, or dampin it and it also helps remove stickers and labels from things, oil spots, crayon marks, and etc from surfaces.

Saves me money on refills for the Swiffer, and saves the landfills from the dirty pads I'd be throwing away every time I mopped.  And... I get to choose when I whether to put a chemical on my floor, or if I just want to use water or vinegar and water which are safer too.

I have the StarfiberPro, but haven't been able to find it with a metal handle which mine has and I think would be best suited for long term usage.   I found something similar at Amazon which I will link below if you're interested in looking for one.  The one in my link has good reviews if you're in the market for one, or feel free to take a look around for one.  

Just had to say how much I love mine, even after all this time.
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MemeGRL said...

With the dog hair and leaf residue, I'm addicted to my Swiffers but do fret every time I throw them away, but my mother's old dustmops did nothing for me. Thanks for the great suggestion!

Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

This mop sounds great! I know I'll need a new one when we move in a couple weeks, so I'll have to keep this in mind.


Jolanthe @ No Ordinary Moments said...

I actually still have my swiffer holder and I use microfiber cloths on it. I can just hold the cloth in place by sticking it in those little holes. :)

Jodi said...

I'm totally with you on the expense! We have a dust mop with a washable microfiber as well!

Kirby3131 said...

I love love love my microfiber mop. I've given it as a housewarming gift. I still have a swiffer and pads from when I bought it years ago. I keep thinking I need to just take the darned thing to GoodWill and stop looking at it - I will never go back.

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Anonymous said...

I've been using Bona products for years and I love them. I just realized that they started selling their new spray mop at Bed, Bath and Beyond and now I cannot leave without it, the microfiber pad is reusable and the cleaner is just awesome. I highly recommend it to you.

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