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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

I have just rediscovered the joys of mopping floors! I know...who knew that someone could actually get a kick out of cleaning?

New research released in the UK found an hour of mopping the floor burns about the same calories – if not slightly more – than the same time spent lifting weights at the gym.
Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

I got my mopping mojo back thanks to Porter Novelli and Aussie Mummy Bloggers, because they kindly sent me a Rubbermaid Reveal mop to try out.

Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

Do you know why this mop has changed my views of mopping? There is NO BUCKET!

Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

You simply fill up the cannister with hot water, or add your favourite floor cleaning product and using the trigger, just spray and mop!

Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

The microfibre cleaning pad is reusable so you don’t have to worry about buying disposable pads. You just throw it in the washing machine and reuse it. A quick spray and the microfibre pad mops up any spill easily. Apparently it picks up 50% more dirt and grime than any other mop!

Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

The swivel function is great because I was able to very easily go under the furniture and it also fitted in perfectly in the space between my fridge and the cabinetry. I would normally have to get down on my hands and knees to clean this spot!

Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

This brilliant mop has recently been launched in selected Bunnings stores around Australia and retails at $39.95. The Rubbermaid Australia site will launch soon, but until then if you would like more information about the company and products please visit www.rubbermaid.com.

Now, to the first give away....Thanks to Rubbermaid, one Aussie reader will win a Reveal Mop!

Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

To enter the Rubbermaid mop give away, just make sure you are a visible follower and leave a comment on this post. If you would like an extra entry please tweet about this giveaway and come back and tell me that you have done so in a separate comment.

Now, I can't leave my overseas bloggy friends out so I am going to give away a second prize! Since many of my Northern Hemisphere friends are heading into Spring I am sure many of you are starting to get right into your Spring cleaning!

I bet many of you have lots of handy hints on great ways to effectively clean the house. Maybe some of you have shared ideas on how to polish silver, how to clean the bathroom on a budget or maybe you have posted about natural ways to clean the floors? If you have posted anything about cleaning the house I would love to hear from you!

Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

Link up your post and the best two tips and hints that have been linked up by followers of my blog will win one of these Williams Sonoma Marseilles tea towels.

Cleaning the House with the Rubbermaid Reveal Mop

Give away closed.

Thanks for joining in with my impromptu "Cleaning up the House" linky party. Thanks also to the lovely people who are hosting these fabulous linky parties this weekend: 


Don't forget to Whistle While you Work!


Thanks so much for dropping by today and visiting me in my little corner of the world Down Under!

Best wishes and happy cleaning. 
Natasha In Oz 

Terms and Conditions:
I received a complimentary Reveal Mop courtesy of Rubbermaid Australia via 
Aussie Mummy Bloggers. 
All opinions expressed are purely my own.
Giveaway ends April 1st, 2011
Rubbermaid mop give away is only open to my Australian friends-sorry! 
Tea Towel give away is open to everyone!

64 comments:

  1. hi natasha...great giveaway...can you believe i am looking forward to mopping floors when my arm has healed...dzintra
    i am a follower

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  2. I won't link up because I can't even remember where I put this..but this is an awesome idea for real wood floors. One part Vinegar and 9 parts water...it makes the floors look brand new. I saw this tip in Beautiful Homes..some caretaker in an old mansion place had done this for years and it truly makes wood beautiful. I have got to find that mop!!! ;D

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  3. Great tip Julie-thanks! I will remember that for next time I mop my timber floors!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.xo

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  4. I also use vinegar and water for my wood floors, and I keep a spray bottle filled with it on the counter. It does a great job for pennies, no harmful chemicals, and the vinegar smell vanishes instantly!

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  5. Hey Natasha, according to my smart phone it is already mid morning on the 25th while it is 9:11 PM on the 24th here. It has been a good day and hope yours has as well. Don't have any cleaning tips, just wanted to say hi & hope your friday is a great one. Catch up with you later.
    Odie

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  6. Hi Natasha, glad you are enjoying your new mop so much! Isn't it funny the things we find joy in? :) :)
    Also funny that I JUST wrote a "keeping house" post - I'll definitely join in your party! How fun to party with you in Australia all the way from Massachusetts! Gotta love blogging!

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  7. I'm in for the mop, that sounds fantastic!! Love your kitchen btw!
    Sx

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  8. That is one sweet "mop!" Looks like it is really doing a great job!!! No tips here that I can think of, but if something comes to me, I will stop back. Hugs :O)

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  9. I think the mop is wonderful! Microfiber cloths are really awesome! You can use them to wash windows with just water and they don't steak. That's my little tip!!

    Have a great weekend!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. I would love having one of those Rubbermaid mops. I use a Swiffer now, but this one sounds better. Maybe one day, we can get them here. Glad you dropped by my place for a visit.

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  11. Oh I wish we could enter here in the US. I will have to see if they sell those here as I am need of something to quicken my mopping chores.

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  12. How I would love this mop! When I began reading your post I thought I must buy one of these. Even better, fingers crossed and I may be lucky enough to win one! Please count me in Natasha.

    Pam x

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  13. Hi Natasha, what a great idea the mop is. Perfect when you don't want to lug around a bucket!!! Please count me in. Thanks! ;-)

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  14. I too feel excited about the mop!! Count me in!

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  15. Oh I need this mop! My little one is about to start crawling any day and you know that means I'm going to have to keep these floors squeaky clean. If I don't win one here I'm going to have to track one down at Bunnings for sure! xx Jenny

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  16. Wow, marvelous looking mop♡♡♡
    Unfortunately, i don't need it because half of the rooms of my house are tatami floor and kitchen is really small(^^;)
    But loved the post!!!

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  17. How sad of me to enter a mop competition, but I think I would like one of those, Natasha!! So, I'm in! xx

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  18. I bought the ProMist Mop a few months ago. It's very similar to the one you are using and it works great. Same thing...fill the reuasble container...spray (no batteries like a Swiffer)...and the pad is reusable.

    It makes cleaning very easy. I got mine for $20 at walmart.

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  19. you are right...mopping floors is a strangely satisfying pastime, though not one i would choose to engage in often...i linked up my close reorg...hope that counts! and thanks so much for linking up to fridays unfolded and following...i am now following your lovely blog too!

    blessings,

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  20. Hi Natasha, I can't say mopping floors is a favorite of mine but this looks like it could make the job easier. Thanks so much for sharing this at my party.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  21. Hi Natasha,

    You are a very convincing marketeer.

    I need one of these too.

    I will be on the lookout in the U.S. for it.

    Thank you for a wonderful post.

    (And a gentle reminder of things I must do...clean!)

    *hugs*

    mo

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  22. Great post Natasha! I have a Haan Slim & Light steam mop and I love it, however, it doesn't have the swivel feature which would be very helpful in cleaning, but it does a great job also. You can groom your carpets with it too. It makes cleaning the floors so much easier! Anything that makes cleaning easier I am all for!! I also read a tip for getting rid of germs with peroxide vs. clorox which smells. Just put it in a spray bottle and clean away. It kills the germs too. Who knew!! Hope you have a great weekend and loved your post.

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  23. that mop looks great...we try not to use chemicals so filling it with warm water...great....and no bucket...will definitely check this out...
    As for cleaning...one of the things my 10 yr. old does is use lint rollars to clean the stairs. It quickly picks up everything and she loves doing it.

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  24. that sounds like the coolest mop, no bucket...yes!

    I haven't blogged about cleaning and haven't yet started my Spring cleaning, but what a great idea for a linky.

    Hope you're having a great day!

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  25. Hey Ms. Natasha,
    Awesome giveaways...Mopping has never been my favorite chore...Hmmm, I wonder if Rubbermaid has something like this mop here in the States? Will have to look into it...May this way I'll enjoy mopping :-) It was very nice hearing from you my friend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. And good luck to everyone.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  26. Hi Natasha,

    Seems like you got a great mopping tool there! to think that it uses a warm water without bucket is awesome!! Loving the Giveaways too, Good Luck to everyone! x

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  27. Wow! that mop does sound like fun! We are going to be painting some walls in our home and we saw an amazing electric paint roller, that has a canister to place the paint in like this mop has for the water and soap...less mess!
    What lovely giveaways! You are so thoughtful :o)

    Blessings & Aloha!
    sorry that I am just now returning your lovely visit. ...it may have to be another repost this week...

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  28. That is a really cool mop!! I'll have to be on the lookout for that! I am just beginning my Spring cleaning. Since it's so cold I can't open my windows yet, so I will really get into the heavy cleaning when I can! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Blessings,
    Jill

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  29. I plan to check the mop out, as mine needs to be replaced in the near future. I am not entering in your generous giveaway, as just passed some unused towels along to daughter.
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

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  30. Hey Natasha... I am racking my brains trying to think of a cleaning post I've done since I LOVE those teatowels (I would love the mop too but sadly I am NOT in Aussie)

    Maybe I'll link up my "Science of Mess" post...?
    Hope that will suffice :)
    xx

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  31. Hi Natasha! I just linked up to your blog as well. Have a gorgeous weekend!

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  32. Hi Natasha, Im a new follower, I have tried to be a follower previous to today but you know how google doesnt always want to work when we expect it to...any way I love your give away & I especially love your link party, I think I will spend a bit of time following all these links & learn some new cleaning tips.
    Have a great weekend!

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  33. Happy Pink Saturday!

    Great mop tips!



    ~ Gabriela ~

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  34. Great blog! I love this mop, going to have to see if I can find it around here. I have a Swiffer mop, but you have to buy their refill bottles and cloths, ugh. I want one where you can use your own cleaning solution, and wash the mop heads.

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  35. Wow, I never thought I could get excited by a mop giveaway...but I am!! i feel like Big Kev...remember him. I am tempted to send you a pic of my floors so you know how desperatley I need help. i am very fussy with floors and am yet to find a mop that can do better than hands and knees on the floor with a rag. So Your blog has converted me!! Please count me in lovely!! Hope you have a fab weekend...gotta love Snow White, xx Katherine

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  36. Just saying hello -- no need to consider me for your international drawing! I love the positive vibe of your blog. Your profile photo is lovely, too. :)

    Happy Pink Saturday,
    Birgit

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  37. Happy Pink Saturday. Grace xoox

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  38. Oooh! I'm really liking this idea--wonder if I can find one around my neck of the woods, as they say....

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  39. Hi Natasha~ What a great sounding mop- great idea for a party~ I don't think I have done any cleaning posts but if I get anything together I'll come back and join in the fun. Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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  40. I always love to hear when something new works. Sounds like a great mop and a wonderful give a way.
    Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  41. Wow! I think that mop might actually motivate me...or maybe I would just enjoy looking at it...a win win either way! :-) Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  42. I have to find that mop here in the US!! Please enter me for the tea towels. I have also heard the best thing for wood floors is vinegar and water. Deb chedeb5353@hotmail.com

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  43. I just love that mop! I too get a kick out little things like that.

    Happy PS,
    jacalyn

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  44. Thanks for linking up to Flaunt it Friday! I wrote a post about a year ago about my steam mop that totally changed mopping for me... I still don't enjoy it but it's easier. I LOVE your kitchen, beautiful! I'm now following.

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  45. That is a SUPER fabulous mop! I don't have any good cleaning tips. Maybe I am messy! ;) I am your latest follower.

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  46. Happy pink Saturday. Lots of great advice here. I always try to clean top to bottom so everything hitting the floor gets swept up before the mopping begins! We have carpet and wood floors so we are always cleaning something with all the pets we have! Crumpled newspaper is always a great helper making mirrors shine! Anne

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  47. I SO WANT one of these... but back when I was looking at them they didn't sell them in stores (not sure if they do yet).

    I follow you!

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  48. OMG..to anyone who doesn't have the reveal mop..you will FALL IN LOVE with it. I actually fill mine with half water, and half natures miracle (an enzymatic that doesnt smell at all but kills every smell there is)My wood floors have never looked so nice and its so easy to do..no buckets! I still use my steamer once every 6 weeks or so, but the reveal is wonderful for everyday cleaning

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  49. Happy Pink Saturday.....so fun to join in all the Pinkness...I pray for God to bless each one of you...giving you peace and strength...enjoy the day!
    Kandy

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  50. That looks like a great mop! The towels are lovely too! So glad you stopped by my Friday post. Thanks for the kind comment!

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  51. Your mop looks like a great idea. I love that you can wash the pads and don't have to throw them away.

    Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  52. Natasha,
    That mop looks wonderful! I will have to look for it here. I have never met a mop I liked. None of them work right. Maybe this will be the winning model. I actually have a cleaning item post in the works. I will have to do this week and link up. Great idea for a party. Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  53. Natasha, that mop looks like a great idea, and you sure made it sound great! When you said you were enjoying mopping, I thought you'd lost your mind! LOL! I can certainly understand how great it would be to mop without having to drag a bucket around! Thanks for linking to Favorite Things. I don't have any wonderful cleaning ideas, but I'm sure going to visit your link ups to see if I can get any great hints! laurie

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  54. Thanks for the invite! So glad you came back so I could find your blog! The mop looks awesome! I looooove those tea towels and I'd give them a good home :) oh and I'm a follower!

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  55. I've never seen a mop like this one before. Coming from the UK where every room is carpet ( yes, even some bathrooms ) I'm discovering that not all mops are the same!
    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway Natasha.
    x
    ps already a follower.

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  56. What a great idea - I'd love to enter your giveaway.

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  57. This is definitely a mop to love. The lady that cleans our house uses vinegar on the hardwood floors, and they look gorgeous.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Natasha.

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  58. So funny Natasha -- don't worry about if I win -- it's too far to send :) Just wanted to say Hi and chuckle along with your whole Mopping crew:)

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  59. Hi Natasha, I just wanted to tell you how charming your graphics on this post were.

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  60. I really like this idea. Also, reveal can definitely a good tool for cleaning especially in the kitchen.


    Bala Cwynd countertops

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  61. Great blog! I love this mop, going to have to see if I can find it around here. I have a Swiffer mop, but you have to buy their refill bottles and cloths, ugh. I want one where you can use your own cleaning solution, and wash the mop heads.click here

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