Thursday, September 17, 2009

But I Always Bring My Own Grocery Bags!

I have a confession to make. The Hubsand bought a Swiffer Mop thing a couple of years ago, and I flat out refused to use it. For years! My excuse was that I did not want to have to buy "maxi pads" for my mop. So I would haul out the icky looking sponge mop, or just a regular sponge, and fill a bucket or the kitchen sink with sudsy water and spend 45 minutes or so cleaning the floor. Then The Hubsand bought a case of (get this!) pre-moistened Swiffer mop pads. Eeegad! The waste, the expense! And then I spent approximately three minutes mopping the kitchen floor. Phooey. It is too dang easy.

Can I possibly justify the natural resource consumption of a disposable mop pad with the savings in treated water usage?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, there is the savings of water, and the treatment cost for removing the soap from that water at the local wastewater treatment plant, and the electricity, and the electricity used in your house while laboring 45 minutes versus three minutes, and the wear and tear on your knees, and ....have a WONDERFUL anniversary on Sunday of your wonderful, outdoor, California wedding! Such good things have resulted from same!!

Love,
Dad

Anonymous said...

hey the premoistened are no bueno for the animales in your casa.... no licky the floor molly or bailey!!! hope you guys are well! xo MB

Anonymous said...

I heard the same thing, that many animals had bad reactions to the chemicals in all the swiffer products, that is why I never caved (it does look so easy!), Lisa G.W.

Romblestonia said...

ummm, you could knit or crochet some mop pads for the swiffer

http://greenmountainmama.blogspot.com/2007/09/swiffer-cozy-pattern.html

and then you'd have an excuse to do yet more knitting....I'm just saying...