I’m Confused about Which to Use

Dear FlyLady!

First let me tell you that your program is really life changing! I have a 6 month old baby and was going through some postpartum anxiety and depression, and I was really going crazy with feeling like I couldn’t get my house together, and keep it that way.  I couldn’t even focus and I would waste time doing things but never actually completing anything! My doula told me about your website and over the last month I am already seeing results! You are a cleaning genius! And I love love love your emails, especially about self care because it’s something so many of us forget!

I have ordered some of your products and I’m glad you cleared up my confusion on the products being discontinued! I just received my mop today and I have a question.  What do you do with the microfiber mop head that comes with it? I bought the chenille one as well because I watched your video cleaning your floors and liked that you didn’t have to sweep before mopping! I did this today and was amazed at how well it worked with the chenille one.  But I’m confused why there are two types and how and when to use them?!

Thanks so much for all you do!


Your New FlyBaby from Texas

Dear FlyBaby from Texas,

I am so happy that you are taking care of yourself. That is the most important thing for you to do after the birth of your new baby. Please take breaks and sleep as much as you can when the baby sleeps.

As for the micro-fiber cloth that comes with the mop head. That was the best there was when we started selling them. It is only a couple of years ago that I started playing with the detailed dust mitt with the micro-fiber fingers that we decided to have some made for our mop. We had discontinued the red dustmop cloth which was impregnated with a wax substance. I wanted to replace that with something that would pick up as well as the red mop cloth.

I never dreamed that it would work better wet and would cut out the step of sweeping before you mop. That was how I was taught. The original blue cloth works well too. I have used it to get up dust bunnies and wash my windows after a storm. Even a purple rag works clipped to our mop. You can use the original blue cloth on your shower walls and doors. One side is smoother than the other side so it is great for windows.

Please keep in mind that anything will work to clean your floor. Make a game of it and put some shaving cream down on the floor and let the kids slip and slide on old towels. Your floor will get clean and the children will have a lot of fun.

We have a new XL Mop in our arsenal to get our floors clean. I love this because it is such a pretty color of blue and it is XL and covers a lot of ground! Here is a comparison to our original mop.
Mop Head Only with Chenille Cloth

Mop Head, Cloth, and Handle

Mop Pack: Head, Handle, and 2 Chenille Cloths

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