Like a Square Peg in a Round Hole

Like a Square Peg in a Round Hole


A while back, I read on a friend’s blog that her house suffers from chaos. C.h.a.o.s. in her definition was “Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome.” Ever since then, whenever I look around my house and see destruction, that’s what I think of.

I’m not a fan of cleaning… more than once on my blogs I’ve explained that it’s Stay-At-Home-Mom, not Stay-At-Home-Maid. Yes, I clean but it just isn’t on the top of my list of things I feel like spending time doing.

When we moved back to Iowa two years ago, we started celebrating holidays with my family. Typically, that means going to my parents’ house. Well, my dad had knee surgery a few weeks ago, so I offered to host it at my house. You know what that meant? Cleaning.

Just so happened that I was sent a Libman Wonder Mop to review. Perfect timing, I tell you. I’ll also tell you that it worked really well…

When I do mop, it’s using the type of mop on the left in the picture. You dip it, use the handle to pull back and wring it out, mop then repeat. When you are done, you try to rinse it off or ditch it and put in a replacement. With the WonderMop, you dip it, then push the handle down and twist. The water comes out of the holes really well. When you are done, you remove the mop head and throw it in the washer. What a novel idea.

While I had difficulty with scrubbing really hard stains, everything else about the Wonder Mop was great. It got into the nooks and crevices around and under appliances. With the other mop, I couldn’t even get under the kick area of the cabinets, let along close under the front of the fridge. When using the Wonder Mop, I was also able to do double-duty and get the baseboards at the same time. That’s especially good since it meant that I could fly through the baseboards and get the gunk and dust and not have to go back and do them by hand… or worse yet, skip them like normal. Finally, I didn’t have to worry about any hard or metal pieces scratching the cabinets or base boards which was always a fear with the other ones I’ve used.. This is a great product and I’m glad I got a chance to test it out!

And guess what – they are providing an extra ‘set’ as a giveaway. Be sure to check out my review of some cleaning products from Weiman Products, too!  Here’s the scoop on the giveaway!

The Prize

Holiday Cleaning Pack from Libman and Weiman Products (approx value $100). Gift pack includes: Wright’s Silver Cream, Perfect Planet Floor Cleaner, Weiman Furniture Wipes, Weiman Granite Wipes, Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes, Wonder Mop and WonderFiber Cloth.

Participants –
…must provide a United States mailing address.
…must provide an email in the first comment, email me directly with an email address or have email accessible from their profile. Winner has 72 hours from posting/notification to respond. If winner cannot be contacted, I will move on to the second random selection.

Sometime on December 6, 2008, a winner will be chosen at random (using from all comments left. Winner will be posted on PRIZEYWinners.

How to enter: (CONTEST CLOSED)

Nicole Brady

About Nicole Brady

Founder and owner of, Nicole has been involved in social media marketing since 2007. She has partnered with a number of major corporations who utilized her skills to improve their social media outreach and online presence. Nicole has worked closely with brands such as Netflix, Nintendo, Domino's and Disney, has been featured in McDonald's videos as well as Maria Bailey's book "Power Moms". Always a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom) and mother of two amazing daughters, if you can't find Nicole, she is probably somewhere being an advocate for playing board games.

59 comments on «Like a Square Peg in a Round Hole»

  1. Lebman – I think the Wonder Mop because you can wash the head in your washer. Fantastic idea.

    Weiman – I like the sound of the furniture polish with lemon scent.

  2. I’m a subscriber too.


  3. Tamara says:

    The ALl Purpose Dust Cloth from Libman and the Furniture Cleaner from Weiman Products are perfcet to clean my cabinets.

  4. Tamara says:

    I voted for you at The Present Professor.

  5. I am not partaking in your giveaway..I just wanted to say last Saturday we had a cross training at work and I learned all about how you aren’t supposed to clean tv screens with just ANY cleaner and why that is. It was pretty interesting actually, so it was funny to come read this and see you had found a proper cleaner.

  6. I put my vote in for you. Your doing rally good. Good luck!

  7. Dee says:

    my mop has about had it…so I could REALLY use that wonder mop! 🙂 I also couldnt live without my cook top cleaner!


  8. Dee says:

    i have added your button to my sidebar!

  9. Dee says:

    I just voted for you! GOOD LUCK!

  10. Nyssa says:

    The eTronic wipes would find a good home here as would the Wright’s Silver Cream. The WonderMop would be a vast improvement over the old icky sponge mop I’ve been using too.

    Nyssa AT concentric DOT net

  11. Alexia says:

    Libman: I for sure need the Microfiber Floor Mop. I’m a janitor and my company uses them and I LOVE them, just didn’t know where to find them.

    Weiman: I need the Glass Cook Top Cleaner…we just bought a ceramic top stove and need a good cleaner for it!

  12. Elaine says:

    I have the Libman angled broom and love it for getting into corners. I would like to try the Weiman Granite Corian Cleaner & Polish. My countertop has developed a dull finish.

  13. Elaine says:

    I voted for you.
    Good Luck!

  14. samsakara says:

    I would love the tile & tub scrub from Libman. I would also love the soap scum remover from Weiman.

  15. moushka says:

    By far the Wonder Mop is awesome. I am in dire need of it now after having all the guests from Tday.

  16. Jayme says:

    the Lebman Wonder Mop sounds like a must because you can throw it in your washer!! and the weiman stainless steel wipes are great!!


  17. count me in for the wonder mop for sure!!

  18. jenny says:

    i lie the fact that it cleans i realy could use this thanks

  19. Alli says:

    I’d like the Squeeze and Clean Floor Cleaner and the Utility Bucket (because I need a new one!)

  20. Jennifer says:

    The Large percision Angle broom from Libman company and the Squeeze and Clean floor cleaner from Weiman!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

  21. Jennifer says:

    I voted for you and you have a strong lead! Congrats!

    jls_wss2003 at yahoo dot com

  22. Susan says:

    The Wonder Mop from Libman
    and the Soap Scum remover from Weiman.Thank you…

  23. Robyn says:

    From Libman, I like the idea of the wondermop with the removable head so you can wash it.
    From Weiman, I like the Lemon Oil wood polish with sunscreen to protect furniture from sunlight in the home. Never thought of that!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. your button is on my sidebar

  25. the wonderfiber cloths from libman looks so useful, and i like the squeeze and clean floor polish from weiman

  26. i have your button in my sidebar

  27. tinagirl says:

    Libman: the Large Precision Angle Broom
    Wieman:Leather cleaner wipes.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

  28. tinagirl says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  29. squeeze and clean floor cleaner and the wonder mop…thats what i need for my cleaning supply closet…

  30. cmrose says:

    I like the wondermop

  31. TXsunlover says:

    I like the Libman Wonder Mop and the Large Precision Angle Broom.
    I also like the Weiman eco-friendly Natural All-Purpose Cleaner.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    proudyaya04 {at} yahoo {dot} com

  32. Patrick says:

    Wow…great giveaway. Honestly – the Utility Bucket and the Eco Friendly hardwood floor cleaner would be great! Happy Holidays!

  33. jceko77 says:

    The Libman ceiling fan duster(could have really used this for pre-Thanksgiving cleaning 🙂 and the Weiman dashboard wipes(my dash is pretty dusty at the moment:)

  34. janetfaye says:

    From Weimans I llike the Weiman Stainless Steel Wipes.

    From Libman I like the Gator Mop.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. janetfaye says:

    Your button is on my sidebar:

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. janetfaye says:

    I am subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. MaggieM says:

    Definitely the Wonder Mop to help me clean up all of the cat hair on my hardwood floors. I’d be happy with any of the cleaning products, especially the wipes for computer keyboards. Great giveaway!

  38. MaggieM says:

    I’m a subscriber by email 🙂

  39. From Libman: the wonder mop. My mop just fell apart on me and I’ve been trying to use to broken and it’s not working out so well for me.
    From Weiman: the e-tronic wipes. This would help out dusting a lot.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. gahome2mom says:

    Ceiling Fan Duster – with 5 ceiling fans I could use this item from Libman. I currently use a feather duster and stand on a step stool. We have a very high ceiling too. Weiman has a Fiberglass Cleaner for tubs that might be a good product to test out.

  41. gahome2mom says:

    I have your button on my blog.

  42. gahome2mom says:

    I have blogged the contest.

  43. gahome2mom says:

    Subcribed to your RSS feed. TY

  44. Beeb says:

    I hadn't been introduced to these products before the giveaway, but I can tell you what SHOULD be necessities in my cleaning cabinet, because these look like great products! From Libman, I think the "no knees" floor scrub would be awesome to have, to get that deep clean without the deep muscle ache! lol!
    From Weiman, the Squeeze & Clean Floor Cleaner would be perfect to help

  45. Steph says:

    The Libman Wonder Mop and the Weiman Stainless Steel wipes. I can always use more cleaning supplies…especially free ones! Thanks!


  46. Anonymous says:

    The wonder mop and broom look great.

    Robin H

  47. Beeb says:

    I subscribed to you feed via Google reader using supercoupongirl AT 🙂

    Thanks again!


  48. Heather W says:

    I need a Libman microfiber kitchen cloth and a the Weiman soap scum remover.

  49. *Marie* says:

    1- From Libman I’ll take the Swivel Dust Mop, and from Weiman I’ll take the glass cleaner.


  50. *Marie* says:

    2- I’ve got your button on my blog.

  51. The Wonder Mop looks awesome!

  52. I’m also subscribed to your feed in my Google reader!

  53. Melissa says:

    Weiman – Furniture cream. My husband used a cleaner on our kitchen table the hurt the finish. I think this product would help.

    Libman – Definitely the tornado mop.

    Thanks, wiss329 at

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