Comments: Mopping up

I have the Karcher SC3 All in one steam cleaner, which is very good. It is not perfect, the cloths have to be folded and tucked into place and there isn't really room to do that effectively. The cloths provided are not enough and their own brand are absurdly expensive, but I was able to buy a big pack of cheap ones that are actually bigger and better. I see on Amazon that it's been replaced by the SC3 Easyfix steam cleaner, which is cheaper and may have addressed the problem. I also use mine to clean windows, which it does really well.

Posted by Z on 5 March, 2022 at 4:24 PM

Thanks Z - perhaps no mops have pads that fit!

But, I am looking for a manual mop as steam mops shouldn't be used on engineered hardwood floors.

Posted by Blue Witch on 6 March, 2022 at 9:01 AM

I'm now intrigued by the spooky things.

We have a mop that we put in the skinny bucket (very technical) which we use for the kitchen but Sue bought some replacement cloths for the one she uses in the bathroom. I tend to look for tools that can be used and are environmentally friendly whereas she buys for convenience and happily throws away things. Most of the house is carpeted so hoovers are the main bane of our lives!

Posted by delcatto on 6 March, 2022 at 11:46 AM

Spinny bucket, not skinny. Lol.

Posted by delcatto on 6 March, 2022 at 11:47 AM

How to choose...
a) the shortest chain
b) the keenest to move in
c) the most likely to appreciate how much you've put into the house and garden and not start by ripping everything out

Posted by diamond geezer on 6 March, 2022 at 10:26 PM

That's the choose between buyers - first we need to choose between estate agents. Or whether to sell it ourselves...

Posted by Blue Witch on 7 March, 2022 at 6:32 AM

You'd save the Agent's fee, but do you really need the extra time and stress involved in selling it yourself?

Posted by mike on 8 March, 2022 at 11:14 AM

mike - that's the problem we are wrestling with... but it would save us up to twelve grand...

That's a hell of a lot of money for doing not very much, and six times what the solicitor (who admittedly is a family friend) is charging for doing a hell of a lot more.

Posted by Blue Witch on 8 March, 2022 at 1:17 PM

If they are all very similar, and the price is enormous, could you negotiate price and choose the cheapest?

(Plus checking the standard of staff in the office taking queries from buyers, as I mentioned previously)

Posted by Verity74 on 12 March, 2022 at 8:38 AM

That's after negotiating hard on price Verity! And, thanks, we have rung up as you suggested to rate the response.

I think we've nearly decided - the one that answers email queries by return, even late at night or in the early morning, and has a 6 week tie-in when everyone else has 12 weeks. That says, "We are responsive and confident we can sell within that time-frame."

They also claim to offer much more in terms of chasing after the sale is agreed. We only met the Director, and have asked the Viewing Manager (who will handle the viewings the Director can't) to come and see us next week. If we like him, they get the job.

Posted by Blue Witch on 12 March, 2022 at 7:26 PM