How To Wring A Mop Without A Wringer | Pet Vacuum Lab

When it comes to cleaning the last activity on the list is usually mopping, it’s not something many of us enjoy doing, but it is a cleaning task that does need to be completed to give your house the finished look. But what do you do if you don’t have a mop bucket? Can you still wring out a mop to make sure that you aren’t cleaning the floors with dirty mop? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve found the best ways to help you wring out a mop so you don’t have to call your mum and ask for help.

Wring The Mop By Hand

For this you should be wearing a pair of rubber gloves. Not all cleaning products are safe on skin, so you want to make sure you are well protected. Most people don’t realise that they need to wring the mop prior to mopping, this removes excess water and dirt from the previous use. Once you’ve got your gloves on, fill your sink with warm water and cleaning product and pop the mop in.

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Once the mop is saturated, pull it out so you can access the head without dropping it and then twist it to remove the water. You will want to use two hands and wring out as much as you can. You don’t want a soaking wet mop on your floor, so repeat the process until there is no more water coming from the mop. You should mop all of your floors until they are slightly damp but clean and then you want to repeat the wringing process and mop again. The second time you mop will remove all the excess water, so you don’t have to wait too long for your floors to dry.

Get A Self Wringing Mop

If you don’t like the idea of wringing a mop by hand, then look for a self-wringing mop. If you don’t want to have a bucket taking up valuable space in your home a self-wringing mop is an excellent way at reducing clutter. These have a mechanism that allows you to twist the head and remove all the dirty water from the mop.

You can do this over the sink to make sure that the waste water has somewhere to go. Self-wringing mops can come apart quite easily, especially if you try and wring them too harshly, so make sure you are gentle with it when you are trying to remove the excess water from the head.

Lever Mops

Some of us really are averse to mopping and that’s ok, if you really don’t want to spend time wringing out as mop in any capacity, look for a lever mop. These tend to be flat and long and instead of a traditional mop head they use sponges. These mops are very simple to wring out, all you need to do is hold it over a sink and push the handle down to squeeze all the dirty water out.

You will need to clean these more regularly than a traditional mop head as they don’t cover the same amount of surface area, but they take up less space and you can change out the heads quickly when they get too dirt. As they are smaller they are also faster to dry, so you won’t be putting a damp mop away that has a potential to start smelling in your cleaning cupboard.

Micro Fibre Mops

You can now purchase mops that don’t need to be wringing, by hand or by bucket if you don’t want to. These micro fibre mops are an excellent way to keep your house clean with very little effort on your part. When used dry they will pick up dirt, debris and hair, so if you don’t want, you don’t have to wet mop, ever! If you do want to use it wet all you need to do is fill the sink with your normal cleaning product and hot water, pop the cloth in and then wring it out like you would any other cloth. You can then attach it to the mop plate and start using it.

Micro fibre mop

If you are using the cloth wet, it really is exceptional at picking up dust, dirt and debris, so you will have to take it off the mop and wring it out by hand on a regular basis to make sure you aren’t spreading dirt around your house. Once you’ve finished wet mopping, simply throw the cloth into the washing machine and attach a dry one, you can whizz around your house drying the floors in no time. Remember, when you are hand wringing the cloth, you will need to wear rubber gloves as some cleaning liquid can be corrosive against skin.

Final Thoughts

If you don’t want a mop bucket in your house that takes up valuable space, there are ways that you can wring out your mop over the sink. If you have a traditional fixed head mop, pop some rubber glove on first and then twist it over the sink, repeat this process until no water comes out of it and then you are ready to start mopping.

If you don’t like the idea of touching the mop head, get a self-wringing mop! You can still do this over the sink, but instead of you twisting the mop head, there is a mechanism on the handle that does this for you. Finally, if you want to avoid wringing out mops all together, go for a micro fibre mop where you can change the clothes regularly, so you never have to get your hands dirty. There are so many different types of products available, so you will always be able to find one that suits your needs.

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