I admit, I am sometimes a sucker for these types of promotions. Like I will NEVER find a similar microfiber product that will do as good a job!? I was impressed by the way it cleaned up the crayon off the hard wood and tiles, but I don't make it a habit to draw on my floors with crayons. The line that got me? The sales girl claimed she had four cats, two dogs and a rabbit, and the microfiber mop cleaned up all the hair, dander, dust and pollen with ease.
That was the hook. Cat hair, gone? Count me in! The girl used the old informercial classic- "For today only, you can own the Microfiber Mop for.." Apparently, they normally sell for $59, but I bought mine for the low, low price of $39! When I arrived home, it dawned on me that Wal-Mart would never sell a product for more, so the likelihood that the price will stay at $39 or less? Pretty high, in my opinion!
So did I get a deal? I'm not sure yet. A forty-dollar mop wasn't on the top of my 'must-have' list, but I have been keeping my eyes open for tactics to reduce the amount of cat hair in my house. Furthermore, I recently ran out of wet and dry Swiffer clothes. The wet ones worked well in the bathroom and kitchen, so I would've spent nearly $20 to replace them.
I put the mop to the test when I got home, but I am still undecided. It definately picked up a lot of dirt, and once wet, it cleaned the bathroom and kitchen floors very well. I'm not as convinced that the velcro will last 300 washes (the lifetime claim the girl made), and I found the handle didn't stay tight at the length that I wanted.
I did ask for a comparison to Norwex, the direct sales company that totes microfiber as the core of its product line. It was obvious, she had no idea who Norwex was or knowledge of their product. It looks very similar to their mop, but I would be interested to know how durable and sturdy the Norwex mop is. Price-wise, I believe that Norwex is also more expensive.
Does anyone else use microfiber? Do you have a mop? Where did you get it? I'd be interested to hearing your experiences.