Sometimes, you find a product that just seems to answer all those unspoken longings of the heart... and dare I say it? I think I found mine:
The Rubbermaid Reveal mop.
How does this answer all my deepest desires? Well, it doesn't... but it certainly makes my job a lot easier!
I have one of those other mops -- you know, the kind that requires pads and refill bottles and such. My husband was able to rig the top of the bottle so that I could pour my own cleaning solution in there, but it was a rather messy endeavor, and I still had those nasty pads to contend with.
This mop seems to have been developed by someone who actually USES a mop on a regular basis. For instance --
-- it comes with a bottle so that you can put your own solution in;
-- it has washable microfiber pads... and not just one, but TWO, so that you can have one at all times;
-- the pad is much bigger, so cleaning the floor takes less time; and finally
-- it doesn't require batteries!
THANK YOU! Thank you, Rubbermaid, for coming up with a mop that addresses all the complaints I had with my other mop!
There is a $4 coupon floating around out there as well, so you can pick up one of these for about $21. Some of the reviews I've seen said that it stopped working after 3-4 months, but I'm hoping that's just a fluke.
For now, however, I am so happy to have a mop that works!