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Post Updated 2/3/2022
I tested out the Rubbermaid Reveal Spray Microfiber floor mop and it was great for cleaning our hard wood floors.
The Rubbermaid Reveal mop is a great option for cleaning up big or small messes.
My floor is clean!
Ok, it’s not all clean, but I cleaned up that weird sticky spot that has been on the kitchen floor for longer than I want to admit.
I got this funky new Rubbermaid Reveal Mop other day, and my hard wood floors have never been this clean!
It’s very cool, well as cool as a mop is ever going to get.
You can buy the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop on Amazon
Rubbermaid Reveal Mop Features
The Rubbermaid Reveal mop is very sturdy and easy to use. It has a really nice, long, strong and substantial handle and a nice big mop head.
It has this little bottle that you can fill with water and whatever floor cleaning substance you like (in my case my ship sails for a bit of good old vinegar and splash of lavender). Then you pull the trigger up on the handle and it squirts the cleaner on the floor right in front of where you are going to mop! No bucket! Genius!
It’s also got one of those fancy micro fibre cloth pads that you can take off and chuck in the washing machine and reuse over and over, which good for the environment, and my budget.
It’s also nice and compact. I keep ours behind the pantry door which makes it very handy for spot cleaning spills because it is all right there ready to go, just squirt squirt and that patch of unidentified sticky stuff is gone.
So while I feel somewhat smug about the cleanliness of my lovely hard wood floors now, and while I do have a lot of good things to say about this magical new mop, I am perhaps not actually qualified to review it in the first place. I imagine you need to be a slightly better house cleaner than I am, or at the very least someone who cleans their floors a lot more often, before you can give a really great opinion, but regardless, I love it.
Rubbermaid Reveal Mop Update
I was sent my original Rubbermaid Reveal mop to review way back in 2011, it’s now 2022, I still have and use that same mop!
It doesn’t look as shiny and new as it did ten years ago but it is still in perfect working order and it still cleans my floors better and more easily than anything else I have tried.
I am still not a great house cleaner, and I still need to clean my floors a lot more often than I do, but I still love my Rubbermaid Reveal mop!
You can buy the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop on Amazon
What’s the worst mess you’ve had to clean up off the floor?
I’m sure you are all much better at keeping on top of cleaning your floors than I am. But make me feel better by telling me about a time when your floors were as filthy as mine!
I received a complimentary Reveal Mop courtesy of Rubbermaid Australia in 2011. This post has been updated March 2022. All opinions expressed are purely my own.
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my vomit. in my bed. the next morning. embarrassing.
Teresa McNamara says
The worst thing I’ve had to clean up? It popped straight into my head as I was re-telling the story to my sons last week. Our first baby was born 6 weeks early and spent 4 weeks in the Special Care Nursery because he was too floppy and tired to feed properly. One night as dh was changing his nappy, he lifted up the little legs to slide a new nappy underneath and the tiny bottom made such a loud noise that the lady across from us with twins ran to get out of the way. This huge noise was followed by an enormous poo that sprayed all over the front of the plastic cot, right across the floor and right across the front of dh’s shirt. Then baby E lay back quite contented as if to say, “Whew! That feels better!”
My mop is held together with electrical tape! LOL It really is time for a new one.
The worst thing I have ever had to clean up??? Hmmm…it wasn’t on the floor but we have a back fridge/freezer in our shed and Dad 101 accidentally unplugged it and all of the meat and fish in the freezer, well yeah, it was pretty bad! Eeeew!
a little one had a cold and took a box of tissues to bed with her to wipe her sniffy nose.
never in a million years did i EVER imagine that she would EAT them and then vomit them all back up!!!!!
sandi garrett says
Oh I think Pixie should win with that story…ewwww!!!!
I work in a bottle shop so there is a never ending tale of things that need to be cleaned up…red/white wine, rotten beer (complete with maggots), vomit, urine….it goes on & on.
Last night however it was topped by a plastic bag being dumped out the front of the shop with some dead animal in it! Yep….dead.
It was revolting. Turned out to be a possum, yep people are revolting & cruel. Luckily the rangers from the council came & we didn’t have to clean it…….
Sorry, that is gross reading that back! lol.
The worst thing I’ve had to clean up is butter and vegemite smeared all over my kitchen floors, cupboards, fridge and dishwasher when the triplets decided they would get up to mischief while I ducked off to the toilet!
I am a very slack moppet. Years in a house that was predominantly carpet made me so lol. An the whole bucket dragging bit is not my fabourite now that we have mostly tile and floorboard!
So worst to mop… Endless supplies of baby spew aside, it would have to be paint. Courtesy of a 7yo temper tantrum. Paint on the tiles, paint on the walls, paint all over the kitchen cabinets. Paint across three rooms of the house, all with hard floors at least. But we’re still finding spots on the floors here and there many weeks later :o
That would be the day that my toddlers nappy didn’t catch the poo…and it dripped all over the carpet. My older daughter trod in it and promptly vomited everywhere (weak stomach lol). I had that moment of Oh Lordy where do I even begin??!!
Super Sarah says
Oh wow, I don’t think I can beat the regurgitated tissues! That is just too much! But just in case (my faux cork tiles would love to be cleaned with the very fancy Reveal Mop!) the worst thing I have had to clean up was after my husband one big night a few years ago. His red wine/tequlia combo ended up down the side of our car, up the driveway, on the front door and all over the bathroom. YUCK. And if you are wondering why I cleaned up, well I couldn’t sleep knowing that it was congealing and he was far too drunk to be any use at all. Sigh. Thankfully children has matured (aged!) him somewhat!
Very similar to another post. Explosive poo all over the carpet and me! Also vomit all through the bed and over my daughter.
So many awful things have been cleaned from my floor: dog vomit, a bottle of maxicrop, a whole bottle of soy sauce, baby poo, and my most memorable was when my waters broke in the bedroom and the dog followed me all the way to the bathroom licking! I’m sorry if I have offended. It was pretty funny
Cherie Nixon says
i find he hardest thing to clean is breast milk…. I get out of the shower and leave a trail of milk.. drip drip drip.. get dressed one kid needs me and the milk gets forgotten.. couple of hours later i sit down to feed the babe and she pulls off leaving a puddle of milk again on my floor.. Let me tell you dried milk to so hard to clean up, not sure if its because i dont have the time or because i cant be bothered getting out the mop and bucket
Probably the worst — the one where your child is sick. You’ve placed a bucket next to the bed, a towel on their pillow & on the floor under the bucket. You wake to their cry. You stumble out of bed (it’s 4am!) They’ve been sick again — only problem is, they’re facing the wall & it’s everywhere, on the bedclothes, running down the wall . . .
When my son was about 6 months old and we were still getting the hang of using cloth nappies – he had a dirty nappy that was so bad, it reached the top of his neck. We gave up and threw the entire nappy, and outfit in the bin, rather than clean it !
Linda Woodrow says
That would be when my very very urban sister in law came to visit, and a carpet snake picked just that moment to crawl along the beam across the centre of our kitchen, stop, make enough noisy convulsions to get everyone’s attention, then throw up a half digested rat onto the kitchen bench. She hasn’t been back to visit. Wonder why?
This is really gross but when we first got our Eddie dog as a puppy it turned out that he had worms. And how did I find this out? In the morning he had left a little present on the kitchen floor, that had MOVED about 30cm and left a trail of worms! Bleagh.
Ewww….so many revolting things here (and yes I read all the comments). I have had the pleasure of cleaning many revolting things such as poo/wee/vomit but one time that sticks in my mind is when I dropped a bottle of lemonade as I was packing away the groceries. With a cranky 19mo strapped into the highchair so she couldn’t walk through it (screaming all the while) and an 8mo pregnant belly I cleaned it all up (ssoooooo sticky), including moving the fridge so I could clean where it had gone underneath – not an easy task! Once I had finished, my husband got home from work (always the way, arriving during the calm and missing the storm!) and as I got us both some drinks out of the fridge….uhoh. I wish it had been my water that I dropped, but instead, it was his beer, with it smashing all over the floor. At that point all I could do was cry!!
An entire strawberry thickshake thrown up in the hot car. The smell remained with us for the rest of the trip…. we no longer get strawberry thickshakes on car trips!
As a kid I loved to sneak milo straight from the tin hoping not to get caught but somehow I was always found out. I have now worked out why, my darling monsters also like to sneak milo from the tin and often spill it. Naturally they don’t think to clean it up so when i find it, it is a sticky brown goo covering the kitchen floor and a nightmare to clean. I think I now know how my milo sneaking was found out, my mess gave me away!
a 2L bottle of straight cordial on a cork floor spread over 3 – 4m- was the hardest 30 buckets of water later it was still sticky.
The worst …same as others one baby took off nappy , another stood in it and walked across room pitter patter poo prints …I was one vomiting