Friday, October 01, 2010
I have exciting news: Jennifer James' Mom Bloggers Club has started recruiting members to do reviews! I recently participated in my first Mom Bloggers Club review, and it was a great one: we were sent a Libman Freedom Mop to try out and give away.
The Libman Freedom Spray Mop eliminates the need for buckets because it has a spray bottle that you can fill with whatever cleaning solution you choose. Instead of a mop head, it has a reusable microfiber pad. The mop is available at retailers like Target, Kmart and Walmart, with a suggested retail price of $19.99 to $24.99. It is manufactured in the USA by the Libman Company, a 4th generation family owned company.
Here's more information about the Libman Freedom Spray Mop:
Detachable, 18 oz. cleaning solution bottle allows you to use and refill any solution you choose. Machine washable, scratch-free, deep cleaning pad provides a greener clean while saving you money. Self-powered solution sprayer with comfort fit trigger eliminates the need for batteries while letting you control how much solution you spray onto your floor.
I LOVE this mop!! It's so easy to use that I don't ever have to find excuses to mop the floors again. In fact, I probably won't ever have to mop the floors again, because I've now got lots of eager volunteers to do the mopping for me:
Seriously, the Libman Freedom Mop is the future of mopping. You know the Evolution of Man drawing? You know, this one:
I feel like the ape on the left should be holding a traditional mop and bucket, then the next 2 humanoids should be holding versions of the disposable cleaning pad mop . The third-to-the-last Neanderthal should be holding one of those disposable cleaning mops with a battery operated spray, and the second-to-the-last dude should be holding a mop with reusable microfiber pad. The rightmost spot, Modern Day Man, should be holding a Libman Freedom Spray Mop. And "Freedom" is the perfect name for this mop because it frees you from so many of the things that used to make mopping the floor a tiresome chore:
* No more buckets of dirty water!
I love the idea of attaching a spray bottle to the mop! That way you don't have to lug around a bucket of dirty water. The spray bottle is detachable, so it's easy to refill, and the same hand that holds the mop controls the spray trigger, which makes it easy to use.
* No more icky-sticky chemicals!
I love that I'm not tied to a particular cleaner -- I can pour whatever I want into the spray bottle. I can choose to use plain warm water, which works best for our hardwood floors, and for trickier cleanups I add a bit of soap or eco-friendly cleaner. Then I can empty out the bottle, refill it with water and mop up the area to rinse it out.
* No more disgusting mop head!
I've always thought using a mop left the floor dirtier than ever, because mop heads are so difficult to clean. You try wringing out all the dirty water from a mop, it's next to impossible! But the Freedom Mop has a removable microfiber pad that's easy to clean.
* No more wasteful disposable pads!
I've always felt somewhat guilty when mopping the floor with disposable cleaning wipes -- they put all sorts of chemicals on our hardwood floors, clog landfills and cost lots of money to boot. But I can throw the Freedom Mop's reusable pad in the wash, or wash it in the kitchen sink, and voila, it's clean again and ready to (re)use.
The line of green plastic fibers on the microfiber pad are hard and scratchy and unravel mercilessly. I'm not sure what purpose they serve, the white microfiber material seems great all by itself.
The Bottom Line
I highly recommend the Libman Freedom Spray Mop for anyone who wants a quick, easy, cost-effective, eco-friendly way to mop up their floors.
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Disclosure: As a reviewer for the Mom Bloggers Club, I was sent a complimentary Libman Freedom Spray Mop. I was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Product information is provided by the featured company/product and is clearly indicated as such. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.