As a career woman with strong-willed kids, I often question my husband’s decision to install hardwood floors on our conjugal home.
Yes, it looks gorgeous on pictures, but maintaining it takes a lot of time and work, time that could be better spent sprawled on the couch after a long day.
On the other hand, seeing the pride in my husband and kids when they bring their friends over is enough reason for me to pick up the floor mop every now and then.
You read that right, I prefer my hardwood floor mop when cleaning my home because:
With a floor mop, all you need is muscle power. A simple mop can set you back a few dollars. There are expensive mops that costs around $40-50, but these are the ones with some attachments to it that will save you time.
I tend to just stick with the cheaper ones, and I usually change it after a year or two. That’s a few measly bucks a year, a real bargain. And there are even mops where you only need to change the cleaning pads. At this day and age, every dollar saved goes a long way. Plus, I don’t have to worry about noise or not being able to clean because the power is out.
No Assembly Required
Unlike vacuum cleaners, hardwood mops are easy to use. Just grab them from the closet and you’re all set to go.
With vacuum cleaners (even the vacuums designed for hardwood floors), you need to drag it out of the closet, make sure that its empty and ready to use, find an outlet and plug it in before you can start.
At the end of the day, that’s just too much work for me, especially if all I want is to clean a simple mess. Using paper towels to scoop up dirt and spills is not enough to totally clean the floor.
Aside from money, using a hardwood mop also saves a lot of time. It’s lighter, so that makes it easier to move around the house for a once-over.
All it takes is a few minutes of my time everyday.
Some say that that would be a few minutes saved. But by cleaning my house everyday, I don’t have to spend hours every week, or every month, just to keep the floors clean. My house is always ready to receive guests any time.
More Time to De-stress
I usually mop the house at the end of the day, after the kids have all gone to bed and everything is quiet.
There’s something about clean floors that’s so satisfying to watch.
I also use this time to contemplate about my day and that of my family. And when I close the lights and see the gleam in the floors, I take that as a sign of another good day, as far as the house is concerned.
When I tell my friends that my floor mop is my best friend, I often see raised eyebrows in reply. But it works for me. Why go high tech when a simple mop can do the same job?