My mop and I have had a hate like relationship. I hate to clean, I hate my mop, but I like a clean floor. Every few months I’ve been getting a new mop in the hopes that I’ll end up with a clean floor. Yes, I know I need to use the mop…
The mops have all been woefully inadequate. They don’t work well, they seem to just be vehicles to sludge dirty water around on the floor. Then covered in dog hair so fast and it doesn’t want to come off. My dog must have some kind of magical hair, it sticks in and stays. Then I have to try to find a new replacement head but in that time, the manufacturers have decided to discontinue the mop or I have to special order the head because stores are only carrying the full mop assembly.
I don’t enjoy cleaning enough to put up with this. Ok, I don’t enjoy cleaning at all!
Then I read This post at Bron’s Blog. She has a Wet Jet and made a pad for it. It was one of those slapping the forehead kind of moments for me. I never wanted to buy a wet jet. You buy all those pads and throw them away, mother nature weeps… The bottles of cleaner I can refill, that wasn’t a problem, it was the pads. Really, how well can a little paper pad do anyway?
Thanks to Bron, I ran out, bought a wet jet and that night crocheted a little pad for it.
It was incredibly fast to crochet with some cheap kitchen cotton. It works like a dream! Bron is a genius!
If you want to make one too, I just crocheted til it was big enough and then I made a pocket on one side so it went over the end. There are little velcro bits on the bottom that hold it, but it felt like it needed a little pocket. I have some serious scrubbing to do and the pocket makes me feel secure. The side without it stays well too but I’ll probably make a pocket on that side. It was just more awkward because it has that giant “scrubber” thing.
I’ll be making a few more for me and for my Mom. Hopefully this will be the last mop thing I’ll need to own.