Wednesday, October 7, 2009

What's Different - Mopping




The mop in much of South America is a long handled squeegee and a thin absorbent rag.  The rag is dipped in the mop water, wrapped around the squeegee, then passed over the floor until it needs rinsed.  When you are finished mopping, you wash your mop rag.  I personally really like the idea of starting off with a clean mop rag each time, instead of trying to get a mop head clean after each use like we do in the US!   

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7 comments:

Betty said...

Yeah, I don´t like those huge heavy mops they use in the US and Canada either. This is much more practical. Although I have the luxury of having a cleaning lady who does the mopping. :)

Glitter and Bliss said...

Hey!!! I have been wondering... Did you ever get your necklace? I sure hope you did. Have a wonderful hump day!! Leslie

Ellie said...

There is that lovely floor again! Amazing how universal that mop is - the same technique is used in Asia, too. It is either that or throw a bucket of water on the floor and just use the squeegee to squeegee it out the door.

Becky Aguirre said...

Yeah, that floor is something else! lol I thought the coleto was a little strange at first, but I got used to it...mops are a bit more common here, though...

Tim and Susan said...

Happy cleaning!

Julie said...

Love this series! It took me a LONG time to get used to squeezing out a dirty rag with my hands...yuck!

jennykate77 said...

I like this method too. It's actually what I do w/ mine. I use one of those microfiber mops w/ the removeable cloth. It seems much more sanitary!

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