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Need dust mop that will fit under my furniture

Posted by peabody1 (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 8, 08 at 9:36

I have an old Swiffer sweeper dust mop. It will not fit under my furniture which includes my TV entertainment center, couch, diningroom hutch, etc. Most of the items are 1-3/4" from the floor, but the couch is only 1-1/2" from the floor. Does anyone know of a dust mop that will fit under such low clearances?

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RE: Need dust mop that will fit under my furniture

Wrap a microfiber cloth around a yard stick...use tape to keep it in place or you will be stuck crawling around on the floor with a bent coat hanger trying to fish it out.
But it works well.
Linda C

RE: Need dust mop that will fit under my furniture

Thanks for the suggestion. I have been using a yard stick with a sock held on by a rubber band. Pain in the neck.

RE: Need dust mop that will fit under my furniture

LindaC has an innovative, low-cost solution that sure makes sense. If bending is an issue, as it is for me (age, you know) the March 2008 issue of Good Housekeeping shows a new Oxo Good Grips Under Buster that "has a special joint in the handle that bends a full 90 degrees, so the mop can slip easily below furniture that's low to the ground. The included microfiber pad is washable and extra wide, but if you prefer a dry disposable cleaning cloth, just attach one to the head." It's a bit pricey at $25, but my back is telling me it might be worth it. It's supposed to hit the stores this month, but we haven't yet found it in any stores where we live. My guess is that this would meet your clearance requirements, which don't appear to be unusually low.

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