update to my "mopping issue". ;) happy ending...

ok. you might have been aware that i'm sort of Mop-centric. ;)
i have wasted HOURS trying to find the right thing!
i love my microfiber mop but wringing it has caused my hands to feel like a 90-year-old woman that spent every HOUR of her 90 years trying to get the lid off a tricky jar of pickles. every HOUR of her 90 years... and she NEVER got a pickle!! 90 years!!! that is 768,960 hours. i'm just thinking... those hands would HURT!
anyhoo, i was looking for a shop wringer.... those are PRICEY!! THE cheapest one was $60 and i had to order it. that means it's hard to return and the wait TO be disappointed would only compound my disappointment. see my dilemma?
i have purchsed and returned 2 wringer buckets. side press and roller- wringer.
ultimately, i found that laying a towel on the counter... laying the mop pad on that and running over it with my rolling pin worked VERY nicely! i thought my search was over.... until i saw this... http://www.ocedar.com/ultramax.asp
at the store. WOW. it was only $16 for the whole system. the mop-bucket has a wringer that works with this microfiber mop. the head collapses and you tuck it in... squish it... and it's dry enough to do pergo.
the only downside...?
i mopped about 36 hours ago. the floors still look GREAT... and the hubby would get nervous if i broke it out right now and did it all over again! :)
i mopped every hard surface in my house (i think that's about 2000 sf) in NO TIME. the floors were dry in no time! dare i say it? $16 worth of mop-love!!! i bought it at walmart... and still can't believe it.
mopping. chore-turned-joy!
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Debbie Keith
2002 Daytona
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Thank you for your research! I too have been looking for a perfect mop. We have messy dogs and all I have been able to find are variations on a sponge mop or one of those long stringy material ones. Never got one of those ones you discuss above because I did not think they could hold on to the dirt. We are removing some indoor/outdoor carpet and putting in Pergo- when the guy can install it :(.
This one sounds perfect! I will print out the link and get it from Wal-Mart this week. Thanks a million.
aloha, Beans --smithfarms.com farmers of pure kona roast beans to kona to email
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Our local Wal-Mart in Kailua-Kona does not have the Ocedar mop yet. I went in today full of great expectations:(. They had a lot of Swifter stuff though.
In all fairness they have just complete a major renovation in our store, so maybe the new mop in on its way, floating towards us on a barge:).
sadly, beans --smithfarms.com farmers of pure kona roast beans to kona to email
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my aforementioned lumpy slate floors in me new (cough) house could really do with a vigorous mopping by a dedicated mop-nerd, you know!!! reading your post causes me near-physical pain :-) (i do not like mopping, oh no i don't... and to add to my woes, i haven't a string mop & a string-mop-bucket yet.)
i was looking at them today in despair. we have swept and swept but i think it's still not ready for mopping - i would only make MUD.
this house is enough to give a clean-freak a nervous breakdown. :-) kylie
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