My husband does the mopping. He's a good guy. He has no choice though, as I just won't do it. I have actual, real, not made-up reasons, but mostly I just don't want to. Just keepin' it real.
The Libman company sent me a mop to test. They are actually located in the next county and I see the Libman factory every year during the town's Broom Corn Festival. Broom Corn... That's what the locals call it.
Anyhoo, I decided to take one for the team and give this mop a whirl. Also, the husband wasn't home, so I had no one to do it for me.
The "freedom" to which they are referring is this: there aren't any refill spray solution bottles to purchase, there are no batteries, and you use whatever you like to clean your floor. I have used another spray mop in the past that needed refills and batteries and guess what happened to it? Who knows... but I didn't keep it. I don't like a mop that needs maintenance, so I was already on board with this one.
Oh, and since I hate suspense, I went online to see what people were already saying about this mop. The reviews were mostly favorable, but I did see one that said she had trouble removing the solution container. So that was the first thing to try:
I'm about to show you the 'before' picture of the floor. I'm only showing you this because I feel adamant about keeping it real. Deep breath, readers...
Ummm... the mop works. It actually works really well. There is a spot under the rug in front of the sink that was so awful, and even the steam mop with the awesome infomercial couldn't clean it up. I didn't take a picture of it because I didn't figure there would be any change between mopped and unmopped.
It got it all. Completely. I was actually surprised, and I'm not the type of girl who is surprised by a mop.
Here's the thing... I wanted to have a pros and cons list for you. I wanted to find the weak points and let you know about them so that you're completely informed... but there isn't a con. Honestly. I'm not being paid to say this... no con.
You know what? I just thought of a con. It doesn't do laundry. So that's something.
**Libman sent me this mop to try out, because they're awesome and I can be quite charming. They haven't compensated me in any other way and all opinions are my own.
UPDATE: After we mopped last night, I threw the mop pad in the wash to see how it holds up to being laundered. After letting it dry flat overnight, it looks almost like new... and now the kids want to mop again.