Has Spring sprung? I don’t know about you, but here in Central PA it certainly seems like it. Gorgeous sunshine tucked in between those instances of rain showers and surprise thunderstorms, fresh air, and for me, a desire to do some spring cleaning. Throw open the windows, blow out the “stink” of winter and enjoy the scent (and sounds) of spring!
Pillows and sheets, throws and blankets, comforters and quilts all came off the beds, couch and chair. The alpaca blanket that hubby and I have on our bed for the winter was just washed recently so it was simply hung on the line, along with the pillows, to take in the wonderful scent of spring. The rest of the linens, including the curtains from the dining room and living room, all “took their seasonal bath” and were hung back in place or stored until needed when Fall creeps up on us again, which for me will be much too soon.
When I get started on my spring cleaning frenzy I go a little crazy. Get out of my way! Coming through! Cobwebs, I’ve seen the last of you! Windows, watch out for birds! Even if it was just cleaned the day before it’s getting cleaned again. That being said, I knew I needed to take on my laminate floors…again.
Let me explain, when we built the house 10 years ago we put in laminate floors. I have never been overly impressed with them. It seems the “new floor shine” went away with the first cleaning never to be seen again. You know, similar to that new car smell that you can just never quite get back? Sigh…
I tried everything…everything that I could get my hands on or had heard of at least. I’d tried my share of microfiber mops, the “Shark” steam mop, the hard surface cleaning attachment on my carpet shampooer, scrubbing on my hands and knees, ouch! (I have a lot of laminate floor) and the Swiffer Wet Jet.
I tried different products for cleaning the floors like vineger, baby shampoo, and ivory soap. I even tried using cleaning products designed specifically for laminate floors. In fact, while cleaning under my mud room sink just the other day, I pulled out several partially used bottles of: Murphy’s “Original Formula” Oil Soap, Murphy’s “Just Squirt and Mop” Oil Soap, Bruce Hardwood and Laminate Floor Cleaner, and Mop and Glo Wood Floor Cleaner.
Nothing ever seemed to get the floors back to that “new floor shine” that I missed. The floors were “clean”. I had just scrubbed them, but all of the products that I had tried left the floors “looking” streaked and dingy. I was out of ideas.
So, when my husband came home from BJ’s with a new mop the other day I wasn’t hopeful. I hadn’t had much success with anything I tried previously, why would this mop be different? Because I wanted a clean floor that looked clean, I was willing to give it a try.
The new mop is called the EZ Pro Mop. The packaging says it: sweeps and mops in one step, is great for picking up pet hair, dries hard preventing mold, mildew and bacteria, picks up liquids and spills like a magnet, acts like a vacuum, and works like a sponge. That’s a lot to live up to so I gave it a shot.
This mop has worked the best for my floors! The other mops, as stated above left my floors looking streaked and dingy, as well as with all those tiny pet hairs that the vacuum doesn’t pick up still spread around the floor. The EZ Pro Mop picks up all of that!
The salesman at BJ’s said the mop head is supposed to last for a year and I hope it does. The only thing I noticed when I took the mop head off of the mop handle was four little tears in the mop head. I am assuming these are from the process of squeezing the water out of the mop head. Hopefully these small tears will not get any larger and the mop head will last for the year that it is supposed to.
Imagine how much room these products take up as well as the amount of money I have spent trying to find products that work. Well, not any more!
I would recommend everyone give this mop a try!