Best mop for hardwood and tile floors

When you want a great looking floor it has to be clean and streak free. After testing several methods including spray mop systems, hand washing and sponge mops I have to put my vote on the O Cedar Spin Mop system.

FHP_17_1000_07_Easy_Wring_Packaging_redesign_41317_3D-210x208Spraying a cleaning solution every few minutes is far too time consuming. You also fall for a “razor and blade” strategy where you may get a bargain on the initial purchase but the supplies will cost you. I’d say the same for those damp disposables that Swiffer and Bona make.

Tradition sponge mops just don’t clean that well in my opinion and they leave the floor too wet. This is critical for wood and laminate floors that can warp if left wet. Also wetness leads to spots and streaks.

The spin mop makes it easy to wring out most of the water leaving the mop just damp enough for wood floors. You can choose to use fewer spins and leave more water in the mop if the floor calls for it, such as a very messy kitchen floor–as long as it is not wood.

I also love that the mop head is washable. I’m not a big fan of single use, disposable anything unless really necessary. The mop head goes in the washer with the rest of my cleaning cloths and comes out great.

Whether you hire Appleton Home Services to mop your floors or do them yourself, here’s to a clean, streak free floor.



Kindness and understanding are the key qualities you need in a home organizing pro.

There are many choices when trying to find someone to help you bring order to chaos. They have systems based on buckets, boxes and even bugs. ( OK the bug one was totally cute.) What you need to look for is kindness and understanding.

Nobody buys a home and says “Let me fill this with stuff. So much stuff,  that I can’t organize it all. And I want to have my belongings overwhelm me.” It just happens. Life happens. Stuff we did not want to happen– happens.

So find someone who understands. Someone who can bring joy to this process, and love you, and your stuff.

Look for someone with a sense of humor and someone who brings joy and understanding along with the cleaning supplies and trash bags. Nobody wants or needs to be judged. We are all on a journey. Find someone who can add light and joy to your journey.


Appleton Home Services offers kind, thoughtful home organizing services. Call 484-320-7961 today. You will be glad you did.


Spending on time saving services increases happiness

A large scale research study proved it: you can buy happiness if you spend your money on time saving services!

Surveys of large, diverse samples from four countries reveal that spending money on time-saving services is linked to greater life satisfaction. To establish causality, we show that working adults report greater happiness after spending money on a time-saving purchase than on a material purchase. This research reveals a previously unexamined route from wealth to well-being: spending money to buy free time.”

Read the research article.