Updated on October 11, 2022
You must be wondering if there’s an easier way to get your hard floors clean other than a spin mop or a sponge mop. It seems like every time you mop, there’s always leftover dirt, grime, or a nasty film coating your floors, right? If so, you need to learn how to use a microfiber mop.
I’ve had those exact same issues! Luckily, there is a super simple solution that will solve every last one of your mopping problems.
Microfiber mops are the best way to get your floors sparkly and shiny without having to get on your hands and knees. You can use them wet or dry, easily getting your floors cleaner than you’ve ever seen them.
I’m going to tell you how using a microfiber mop is going to change the way you clean and even teach you how to use your new mop. Does that sound like something you want to experience?
See Also: How to Use a Spin Mop
Why Microfiber Mops?
Microfiber mops are a great choice for most homes! There are a lot of benefits to using a microfiber mop over other styles.
They are affordable, extremely easy to use, and serve many different functions throughout your home. Overall, they’re just generally really good mops. You can use them wet or dry on a variety of messes, from dust and dirt to spills.
One of the best things about using a microfiber mop is that you can toss the pads in the washer when you’re done and reuse them. Typically when you purchase one of these mops, you’ll get several replacement mop pads, some of which are able to be machine washed 100 or more times!
Since you usually get several mopping pads, it’s easy to swap pads when one gets dry or dirty which reduces the amount of dirt being recirculated across your floor.
Not only can you use them to clean your floors, but they can also be used to dust your walls or ceiling. Most of the microfiber mops on the market have a swiveling head, allowing you to easily glide around corners and furniture, reaching areas a traditional mop can’t even touch.
There are several different styles of mop that you can choose from to clean your floors, but not all are created equally. The two most common are the string mop and the sponge mop.
When you hear the word mop, what image comes to mind? If you visualize a mop head with long fibers that look like hair, you’re picturing a string mop. This is the most common type of mop. They typically are used in conjunction with a mop bucket that has a wringer, which has a lever you push to squeeze excess water out of the mop head.
This is another very common type of mop. They tend to be very affordable and easy to purchase at any store such as local grocery stores, big box stores, and even at convenience or dollar stores.
Used with a bucket, you dunk it in the water and squeeze out the excess water. Because they are very absorbent, it’s harder to rinse the dirt out so they often push around the mess rather than cleaning it up.
Choosing Your Mop
Now that you know why a microfiber mop is the top dog of the mopping world, it’s time to choose the right mop for your home. They all do pretty much the same thing, but some of the mops that are available on the market have small differences that may put one above the other in your eyes.
Most models come with several replacement cleaning pads. Some have an adjustable handle, making it easier for someone that’s taller to mop their floors easily without having to bend over, saving you from back pain most taller people associate with most mops. Once you figure out what features you want and find the best mop for you, it’s time to start cleaning!
How To Use a Microfiber Mop
I bet you’re wondering how to use your new mop. It’s simple, really!
There are three common ways to use your microfiber mop:
- Wet Mopping
- Spray As You Go
- If you’re going to be wet mopping a larger area, grab a bucket and put your desired water and cleaning solution in it and place several mopping pads in it. This allows you to have your pads ready and on hand, keeping you from having to stop and prepare pads in the middle of cleaning.
- Put a cleaning pad on your mop head and start mopping!
- As your mopping pad gets dirty or starts to dry out, pull it off of the head and replace it with a fresh pad.
Spray As You Go
- With this method, you can use a bottle of floor spray from the store or you can mix up your own solution in a spray bottle.
- As you’ve probably guessed, you just spray an area of your floor, mop it, and move on to the next section.
- As your pads get dirty, just pull off the dirty one and replace it with a clean dry pad.
- This method is great for cleaning up spills, picking up dust, or cleaning up pet hair.
- All you have to do is put a pad on your mop head and run it over the floor, replacing it as needed.
See how easy that was?