I recently had the opportunity to review the Libman Freedom Spray Mop. I don’t usually jump at the chance to review a mop, or the other random pitches that come into my inbox. If I did, my blog would look a lot different! I decided to review this mop because it had some really cool, unique, and “green” features that I wanted in a mop.’
Reason 1: No disposable floor pads!
I have long ago ditched my Swiffer in favor of mops that let me reuse cloth pads. I hated the idea that I was a. created uneccesary waste and b. throwing away my money, literally. It was a mind shift for me because often times you feel things are cleaner when you use a disposable pad (same with cleaning with paper towels). I tried a few other mops. I tried the sponge mop, which was a pain. I never could get the hang of wringing it out. I tried the stringy mop and that was a total bust. NEVER AGAIN. I also tried a steam mop. This is nice to have around but not practical for quick messes. My toddler’s name may as well be “Quick Mess.”
Reason 2: No batteries or plugs required!
One mop I have been using requires being plugged in. It is heavy because it is also a vacuum. This can be handy, but honestly, since I got a roomba I never, ever vacuum. So basically I am pushing around a heavier mop than I need to. The spray function on the Libman Freedom Mop is a trigger spray with an easy to grip handle. You use your 4 fingers, not 1, so it isn’t tiring. You control how much is coming out at a time, and you don’t need a bucket full of dirty water.
Reason 3: You don’t have to buy floor solution!
The other thing I HATE about most mops in this category is that they have a specific cleaning solution that is needed. I discovered the hard way… They either have replaceable bottles that load into the mop itself or a special filter that won’t work with other solutions. I tried rigging a swiffer once, they make it impossible because they want you to buy more of their product! Not only are you wasting plastic, you are wasting more money! The removeable container on the Libman Freedom Mop is super easy to refill with any solution you desire. I have hard wood floors so I use a vinegar and water solution. This is crazy cheap! I will never have to go to Amazon.com and buy the special solution my other mop required.
Reason 4: Swivel Head!
The Libman Freedom Mop has a swivel head that works beautifully around my toilets. I have been having a hard time with my old mop and am happy to report the mop head is small enough to fit around the toilet and swivels to get it clean all around!
Reason 5: Affordability!
You can find the Libman Spray Mop in your local retailers for the suggested retail price of 19.99-24.99. Not bad, especially when you realize you never need to buy solution! The mop pads say they last 50 washes, but I think they might go longer than that. So, eventually you will need new ones but that is paltry compared to boxes of disposable pads!
The only negative comment I have is that the mop head isn’t as absorbent as I would like. I did use a different microfiber pad and I enjoyed it more. I have only washed the mop pads 3 times so I am hoping a few more washes will make it more absorbent! Still, this has been an excellent addition to my cleaning arsenal!
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