I have a Shark steam mop that I use to clean our floors. I got it with my Christmas money (y.es, I'm one of those weird people who enjoys getting things like household appliances for Christmas. If you get inspired to buy me a blender, let me know!). I like the convenience of the steam mop. I like the fact that I don't have to mess with mop solution (I hate the smell of cleaning chemicals anyway. Water is cheap and has no smell). I like the fact that I can wash and reuse the mop pads, as opposed to the Swiffer where you have to keep purchasing new ones. I like that it's lightweight and easy to use.
But you know what my very favorite thing about the steam mop is? Sarah loves it. She asks to be allowed to mop. Who ever heard of a kid begging to clean the floors? My floor has been mopped more frequently since acquiring this mop than ever before. I think it's been steam-mopped three times just since last night.
Today some sticky lemonade got spilled. We all clean up our own messes around here, so Sarah got towels to sop up the liquid, then immediately got the steam mop to take care of the sticky. It took about two minutes, tops. Or it would have...if Sarah hadn't asked to mop the rest of the floor while she was at it! Who am I to turn down a kid who is that excited to mop? (By the way, Natalie likes the mop too. She has a harder time maneuvering it, but she likes it.)
Maybe you should get one of these, huh? It's kid--approved! :) (Yes, it's an affiliate link, but please take this post in the spirit it's intended; I just think it's cute the girls like the mop so much. I'm not really trying to do a "hard sell." Of course, if you DO happen to need a mop right now, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if you bought it through my link!) ;)
Euro-Pro Shark S3101 Electric Steam Mop