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    Swiffer Mop Thingie question

    Hey there, my wife has one of those swiffer mop thingie's that you buy their special liquid soap stuff for it's container - you press a button and it sprays the liquid and you swiffer\mop it up.
    Beats pushing a mop & bucket for sure.

    Question is - is there an alternative liquid for it's tank more cost effective than the swiffer liquid they say use??
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    Why not just dillute your favorite mop juice?

    Or you can do like me, and let your wife worry about such things.
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    Swiffer Wet Jet

    *Do not use on unfinished oiled or waxed wooden boards, non-sealed tiles or carpeted floors.

    I was hoping to use it on carpets.

    Perhaps you can create your own brew..
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    For our sealed tile kitchen floor we use a mixture of vinegar and water, I think the ratio is a smidgen of vinegar to a gallon of water. At least that' show my Wife explains it to me.
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    I think that if you have a laminated wood floor that you shouldn't use a water-based product. Small amounts of water going in the cracks will cause the laminate floor to swell at the joints.

    I would think that for vinyl it wouldn't matter, otherwise that's all I'm proud to know.
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    If you can get the lid off, you can put whatever you want in it.

    I don't like MopNGlow because it leaves a residue that later turns yellow and is extremely difficult (down on hands and knees with scrubber) to get off.

    Unless the floor is massively filthy, I use plain tap water. If it is massively filthy, I use 2gallon water and 1/4c ammonia or pinesol. However I have a linoleum floor. Those with fancier floors need to follow the manufacturer's instructions.

    I too had a swifter mop, however my current mop is miles better than the swifter. It is a microfiber pad that velcro's to the flat mop. When I'm finished, the pad goes in the laundry for cleaning. The microfiber scrubs the floor very well, and since it's twice the width of the swifter, I'm done in half the time (even with the trips to the mop bucket).

    Come on over, you can try it out anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gg12 View Post
    Come on over, you can try it out anytime.
    I heard that

    Just mopped a thousand square feet yesterday

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    When mopping, I require my wife () to use hot water with a touch of vinegar...really cuts the dirt and cleans effectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    When mopping, I require my wife () to use hot water with a touch of vinegar...really cuts the dirt and cleans effectively.
    I'd like to witness that conversation. It's always good to see another man getting his butt kicked by his wife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheShadow View Post
    I heard that

    Just mopped a thousand square feet yesterday

    no front plate, handicapped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    no front plate, handicapped?
    No front plates in either of the Carolinas.

    Lost right leg (AK) in an accident in 1980 and get around pretty good with a prosthetic leg.

    To stay on topic... I use a large sponge mop with 50/50 mix of simple green.

    Takes about an hour.
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    Sweet garage and nice mop job TheShadow!

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