And then yesterday happened...
I went into the new Ace Hardware store looking to score some rain boots for Bug, but they didn't have any yet.What they did have was a mini display at the end of the isle with what looked like to be a swiffer imitation that was $39.
I gauffed at it initially and then started looking at it closer. I couldn't find where the batteries went, and it came with, GET THIS... a resuable pad, and a refillable juicer! I called an employee over and asked him if it took batteries because I couldn't find anywhere on the box where it said. He then explained to me that it DIDN'T! Curious as to how this worked and finding it the answer to all my problems above I pondered purchasing it. Finally I decided to just go ahead and do it. Justification (like I need one): The money I will save in buying swiffer juice every 5-6 uses and 4 AA batteries every 3-4 uses will mean that this will have paid for itself in a few short weeks!
As soon as I got home I took it all out of the box and examined to make sure I actually didn't have to use batteries. I couldn't find any spot to put them so I proceeded with putting it together (it only took about 1 minute if that). And then I was off to cleaning the hardwood floors. The thing is so easy to use. The no battery thing works because it is designed with a spray bottle pump in it. You pull the lever back and out sprays the "juice". The pad is much larger than Swiffer WetJet which made cleaning that much faster! The only thing it doesn't have is a scrubby part, but I found I didn't even need it. I could go over the same sticky spot a couple of times with the microfiber pad and call it good!
I'm a bonafide Bona lover! (hardy har har)