In 2001 Nick bought me the Hoover Floor Mate so I wouldn’t have to be on my hands and knees cleaning our foyer, kitchen and 2 bathroom floors. It worked great, if he was home. Lifting the 10+ pound scrubber from room to room in our tri-level home was kinda defeating the purpose in saving the 3 bone on bone vertebrae from causing me any more pain. And you still have to go around and clean the baseboards. Our new house has a much bigger kitchen, bigger bathrooms and only two levels so the hard floor surface area to be cleaned is about the same. And it’s a lot harder to lug that thing up 14 steps rather than the 2 sets of 6 steps in our Cleveland home.
Enter the Swiffer……
I find the Swiffer adequate for everyday cleaning because the dog goes in and out through the kitchen patio doors. However, I find the wet-pads a bit on the expensive side especially when I use 1 or 2 a day. I also turn them over to utilize the clean side of the pad. I’ve even tried rinsing them and reusing them with Clorox Clean-Up, Formula 409 or Mr. Clean.
In an effort to live debt free, continue to maximize our savings and lessen our expenses, I have found an environmentally
cheap efficient way to Swiffer my floor.