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Swiffer WetJet

weather: snowing *sigh* =P
outside: 0°C
mood: discouraged
Swiffer WetJet Power Mop

I really hate this thing.

The idea is, you push the button and it spritzes the cleaning solution out from the bottom. You drag it over the cleaning solution and it cleans the floor. Three easy steps and I get stuck at Step 1. *grumble*

It assumes that you're always generally moving forward. Am I the only person that travels backwards sometimes? I find it really bad for that.

I didn't measure exactly how far away the mystery cleaning solution* went, but when I was mopping, it was REALLY FAR. That meant going back and cleaning areas that I had already done so that there wouldn't be splotches. I ended up picking it up and turning it upside down to blast the liquid onto the floor where I wanted it. And then turned it back over to continue mopping.

Finally, I put on a pair of slippers and went forwards because it was clear that I was supposed to. But when I was going forward, I still thought it better to pick it up to spray the cleaning solution because I could control where it went. Like NOT onto the wall. And NOT onto the carpet.

Maybe there's something fundamentally wrong with the way I mop because I've heard from people who are totally in love with it. I prefer the sponge mop. =P

* "Includes cleaning agents (including solvents), perfume and water. CONTAINS NO PHOSPHATE." And smells like artificial apple.

Oh, speaking of household cleaning instruments, I'm still looking at getting a new vacuum any moment now. Wheels falling off at random and occasionally shooting little blue lighting bolts out of the cracks is not a good sign, hm? I'm collecting recommendations here.

[Update - 2054h]

I find it interesting that only the girls are answering this post and my vacuums post. Draw conclusions as ye will. XD

She says, in an attempt to goad the boys into answering =D


Jan. 9th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
That's what we call a "sponge mop" and it's similar model to what we've been using.

We still sweep to get rid of bits and pieces before mopping though. It can't possibly pick up the bigger pieces.

And it still takes a little time (30 seconds to a minute?) to dry.

But those are a lot better than the thick white string mops, if that's what you're comparing it to.
Jan. 10th, 2005 01:42 am (UTC)
yeah we've only ever had string mops, haha

but the mop i'm referring to is not the one in the photo..can't find it online. maybe it is v similar...on tv it could pick up the longest hair..not too sure what other large pieces

on the other hand, the long hair is probably not as long as yours :P
Jan. 10th, 2005 08:34 am (UTC)
Heehee, string mops are pretty much useless.

Unless you're a kid that likes pseudo-ballroom dancing or pretending it's your horsie and clop around the house with it between your legs thereby getting in trouble with your Mom. =D

If the mop you like is cheap, buy it and give it a try =)


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