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Spin & Go Mop Review & Giveaway

{This giveaway has ended. Congrats to Harriett $183} Trust me when I tell you, I mop a lot of floors! I vacuum over 5000 square feet on a daily basis and a lot of that floor also needs to be mopped. While I don't mop daily, it's something I do at least weekly.

And it's a job that I dislike. When I clean, I want to do a really good job with as few chemicals as possible. For years, I mopped on my hands and knees until I discovered a large microfiber mop that changed my mopping world forever.

Never one to pass up an opportunity to improve the way I clean, I jumped at the chance to review the Spin & Go mop. It just so happened to arrive at my doorstep just as I was finishing up our construction project and was about to clean the new floors.

So I filled the bucket with water and set out to mop our rubber exercise room floor, the bathroom tile, and the kitchen tile. My kids ran to help with the "spinning".
Here are my thoughts:
The mop is super soft and the bucket is the perfect size for holding rinse water. The mop did a great job cleaning the dusty surfaces. It was fun to use the spinner and it really did ring out the mop (think salad spinner, but requiring less work.) It was super convenient to have the bucket/ringer right with me while I was mopping, and I loved not having to touch the mop head in any way.

I'm glad I used it on our tile and rubber floors and not on the wood flooring. I think the mop does a good job, but the mop ends can sometimes fold under, exposing the hard green plastic top and scraping the floor. I wouldn't want to risk scratching my hardwood floors. Tile can take it, so I'm happy to use this on my new tile floors. Also, I would prefer a bigger mop head. I realize that a bigger mop head would require a bigger spinner and bucket, but to mop as much surface area as I do, I really need something that gets the job done quicker.

Want to give this mop a try for yourself? You're in luck, one Suburban Jungle reader will receive a Spin & Go Touchless Cleaning system!

To Enter: Leave a comment telling me your best time-saving tip for mopping floors.

Extra Entries:
(5) Extra Entries for blogging about this contest (leave 5 comments and your link)
(3) Extra Entries for tweeting this contest (be sure to include @suburbanjung in your tweet, 1 extra entry for daily tweets)
(2) Extra Entries for following this blog on google friend connect
(2) Extra Entries for following @suburbanjung on twitter

*Spin & Go provided me with a complimentary mop for this review and will be providing the cleaning system for this giveaway. This contest will end on September 03, 2010 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be notified by email and announced on this page. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents.


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  1. My tip is to clean up when the spill first happens because if I don't I will forget and then step in the sticky mess and then spread it around the floor.
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  5. clean up stains as they happen is mine too

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  6. Instead of filling up a bucket, I keep a spray bottle of watered down cleaner and before I mop a section, I spray it down.
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  9. I follow your blog, but sadly I have no tips. This mop looks great! I want one so I can have better mopping success. Up till now I've felt no hope!

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  10. My best tip is to make sure the mop isn't too wet or it takes forever to dry!
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  15. mmm I don't really have any tips for this... it's just a pain.

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  16. My best time savings tip is to keep all the mopping supplies in one location together so each time you need to mop you can easily locate everything and it won't be a chore.
    flophasit at yahoo dot com

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  19. I would say, don't overuse the soap. You spend more time trying to get it off that way.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  20. Make sure you wring out the mop really well. Don't waste time sopping up extra water.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

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  21. I'm a google follower 1
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  23. I'm a twitter follower @Aerated 1
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  28. i use the swiffer it works wonderful mverno@roadrunner.com

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  29. I skate with my feet on towels when I get the floor too wet from mopping! Instead of waiting for it to dry.

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  30. the big time saving tip in our house is that we have shiny tiles and if the kids walk barefoot on them they get feet marks. So we end up washing the floor more often so we ask our kids to always wear slippers and it cuts down on the amount of times we have to mop. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. If you pre-treat spots on the floor with a spray cleaner, your floor cleaning efforts will be much better.

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  32. clean up stains as they happen is mine

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  33. Don't wait too long to clean, or it will take longer.

    kristen_yeh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  35. To quickly wash floors, I suggest coming up with a pattern so each time you know exactly how to mop the floors efficiently.

    Trudy
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  36. My time saving tip is to talk my husband into doing it for me since I am eight months pregnant.

    Info (at) measmom (dot) com

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  37. I like to get the paper stuffs and crumbs off the floor first. It's just common sense to sweep before you mop but sometimes I forget and worsen the cleaning situation!

    bringhamsweeps@yahoo.com

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  38. I like to do all my floors at the same time to save the time of refilling the bucket.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow through google friend.entry #1

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  44. I follow on twitter as 409cope.entry #1

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  46. My tip is to by the squeezable Murphy's soap. Less hassle, and I love the smell. And most people don't know that you don't have to use it on wood.

    nordstromemily at hotmail dot com

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  47. I follow.

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  48. My tip is that we keep one mop upstairs and one downstairs, within easy reach! Thanks!

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  49. Follow you on Twitter. @rowellowl #1

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  51. i have a welcome mat outside the door and make sure to wipe up all little spills when they happen

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  52. follow on twitter as tracisme123, #1

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  54. I cant really say I have found a time saving tip to mop the floors we use a regular head mop and it is a pain.

    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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  55. My time saving mopping tip is to let someone else do the mopping.
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  56. i make my husband and son go outside so i can do it fast and so they don't leave footprints everywhere
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  57. my best time saving tip for mopping is to spin the mop so it covers more area



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  71. sometimes I like to wear foot mops and just mop with my feet. It goes faster.

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  79. i always go over it with a clean cloth or towel to get up any extra dirt and help dry it as well! you wouldnt believe how dirty the towel still gets
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  82. My best tip is to get someone else to do it! If that doesn't work I pre-treat the heavily soiled areas first, then mop everything.

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  83. MIX YOUR OWN SOLUTION USING BLEACH kytah00@yahoo.com

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  86. I sweep the kitchen floor every day. Mop when needed.

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  87. Easy I get my brother to do it lol

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  88. I sweep first which makes mopping a lot faster

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  89. daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/21911955757
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  90. A little vinegar in the water keeps the floor from streaking.

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  93. My tip is to keep all of your cleaning supplies together in one place of your home, this way you don't have to search in several different places for what you need.
    talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

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  94. I am a blog follower
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  98. use the right cleaning solution or ruin your floors

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  99. I do a spot clean each night, so it isnt a huge task.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  102. I love to mop my floors with vinegar leaves a great shine.

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  103. follow you on twitter @Missybeez80 #1

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  105. i try to get my kids to help me mop..they love it and i really just have to get the extra up
    frazierangela87@yahoo.com

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  106. I have my hubby do it :) No I think not letting it get too dirty is key!

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  109. Stick to a schedule of mopping your floor at least once a week so grimes doesn't accumulate on the floor.

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  110. Follow via google friend connect.

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  113. My tip: Mop when no one else is home. This eliminates people crossing your clean floor before it dries.

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  114. I do one of two things, I either pre-spray all my hard spots prior to beginning mopping or I lay a wet rag over them before beginning mopping. That way I don't have to do any/little scrubbing since it will be loosened up by the time I get to mopping it.
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  115. follow on GFC #1
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  117. follow on twitter @skgaff #1
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  120. I think sweeping and doing a quick damp mop every day, makes them easier to clean.
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  121. 1. I follow you on GFC.
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  125. Definitely make every effort to clean up spills, track-ins, etc., when they first occur. Not only are they easier to clean before they dry/set, but it makes it easier to clean overall if you don't have to spend extra time on 1-2 bad spots.

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  128. http://twitter.com/sohamolina/status/22290937182

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  129. My cleaning tip for floors is vinegar and water to really break up soil from a dirty floor plus there aren't any toxians to worry about. Also, baking soda is great as an abrasive and also no unneeded chemicals. Just learned baking soda is great for dog odors which you may have somewhere on 5000 sq ft of carpet. Wow, that's alot.
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  130. My best tip is always wipe and clean any spills when they happen.
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  132. My tip is to do when everyone else has gone to bed. When it's finished, go to bed yourself and you don't have to worry about anyone stepping on your clean floors until they're completely dry.

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  133. I follow you on Twitter @etxsaver

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  135. You better off pre-treat spots on the floor with a spray cleaner, your floor cleaning efforts will be much better.

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  136. My best time-saving tip is to vacuum first so that you're not moving around dust and gunk and hair.

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  137. Tip- do it right before bed or before leaving so it can dry completely by the time you're back. Thanks!
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  138. My best tip is to spray cleaner all over the floor pre-mopping. That way it's already loosened up and you don't have to scrub as hard! :)

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  139. I always clean when it's fresh--easier that way

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  144. My best time saving tip? Well, since I am old enough to remember the squeeze by hand mop, trust me when I say that any mop where you don't have to manually squeeze the water out is the best invention since sliced bread.

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  147. I add the soap after the water so it's not too foamy.
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  151. I spot treat with vinegar before mopping. That way by the time I get to the problem areas, they're a snap to wipe up!

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  157. Try to clean up as I go and sweep daily.

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  158. #1 I follow this blog on google friend connect as nightowl.

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  165. Make sure your mop isn't too wet and wring it out often.

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  166. I am following you on twitter (MrsHarriett)

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  172. honestly my best time saving tip is one that is not likely to happen - get someone else to watch my little one while I do it - even if he has been happily independently playing as soon as i begin housework he wants to be involved - some chores I let him but mopping - no - so either I'm redirecting him out alot or he does stay in the other wrong but needs me alot for various things

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  175. I don't really have a tip, just mop often so the job isn't that bad.

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  176. My best tip to save time mopping the floors is to keep the dogs outside. Mop less often. Another tip would be make sure you rinse the mop often

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  177. I mop a different part of the house on different days just to break up the monotony.

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  178. My time saving tip to mopping the floor is to get my husband to do the work.

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  182. I use the vacuum prior to mopping

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How to Make Raw Almond Butter using a Blender (Vitamix)

You CAN make your own almond butter (peanut, cashew, sunflower, or ANY nut butter.) It's fast and easy - and you can do it in a blender!

If you love almond butter, then I'd highly recommend learning how to make it yourself. I buy raw almondsfor about $3 a pound, so the savings aren't huge, but knowing what goes into my almond butter is priceless. 
What goes in? Nothing but almonds. You can certainly add salt, cocoa powder, sugar, honey, or whatever floats your boat - but the truth is - you don't have to! 
You can roast the almonds and have a rich nutty flavored almond butter or you can make it raw (which to me - tastes more like cookie dough mixed with peanut butter, yums.)
Here's the deal: you don't need to add oils or anything else. A vitamix blender
(or other similarly powerful blender) can handle it.  
Here's a video of me making raw almond butter. I used about 3 cups (measured by a 5 year old - so about 3 cups is fine). 

You will notice a lot of icky …

Homemade Deodorant that Really works - recipe with activated charcoal!

I've tried many "natural" deodorants and have always been super disappointed in the results. Either they smell like old lady or they just don't work very well. Not anymore! I made my own charcoal based deodrant.

I have heard great things about Primal Pit Paste  so I decided to try and make my own.
Mine was slightly messy...and black. But here's what worked for me - you can play around with the quantities to get a harder/softer, stronger/weaker, more/less scented deodorant.

1 Tbsp Coconut oil (the solid kind)
1/2 Tbsp Shea Butter
1 tsp magnesium chloride
(you could use Epsom salt if you don't have this - just grind it up first)
1 tsp charcoal (I used bamboo charcoal from room deodorizing pouch and ground it in my mortar and pestle.)
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 Tbsp corn starch
10 drops of tea tree oil (or sub in another antibacterial oil like orange, lemon, or rosemary - be advised that lemon and orange will react with and deactivate your baking soda - turning it in…