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Help me think outside the box with regards to my mop bucket

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TheCappster Tue 03-Nov-09 17:06:30

There is nowhere to put it sad

except the tiny downstairs bathroom

and it is ugly


where is your mop bucket?

RubysReturn Tue 03-Nov-09 17:07:29

But it is leapard skin grin

Bucharest Tue 03-Nov-09 17:08:58

On top of kitchen cupboard.

It's blue. grin

well there's a thread title I never thought I'd read
mine;s in the bathroom, used to be in the utility room but we need to get out of the door!

TheCappster Tue 03-Nov-09 17:11:00

On top of a cupboard? <boggles>

you store your mop somewhere else then obv?

norksinmywaistband Tue 03-Nov-09 17:13:00

Mines in the shed - initially cos the DC kept playing with it, but it is actually quite handy, and stops it looking ugly.

Btw its not far from back door to shed, I would not recommend this if you have a large garden grin

Bucharest Tue 03-Nov-09 17:13:21

Yes- grin
T'is on the side balcony (am in flat) near the jobby I use to dry clothes.

My utility balcony I like to call it.

TheCappster Tue 03-Nov-09 17:16:10

Yes my shed is a walk away; my garden is long, but very thin.

envy at utility balcony

I personally hate anyone with a utility room grin

Maize Tue 03-Nov-09 17:22:46

In the under the stairs cupboard along with everything else!!

TeaOneSugar Wed 04-Nov-09 22:08:33

It's in my "utility pantry" (it's really an understairs pantry but we use it as a utility).

ChasingSquirrels Wed 04-Nov-09 22:12:06

on top of the tumble drier (which is on top of the washing machine - so fridge freezer height) in the utility room.

The mop is on a hook on the wall in the utility room.

cakeywakeywhizzbangmakey Wed 04-Nov-09 22:14:02

Mine is kept outside by the drain in the garden. I have neither a utility room nor an understairs cupboard so am superenvy

CarGirl Wed 04-Nov-09 22:16:42

I use a microfibre flat mop thingy (have 2 of the fabric bits) so don't need a bucket grin

Wet under tap, use, fling in washing machine to wash clean.

Fizzylemonade Thu 05-Nov-09 22:32:36

Same as CarGirl, flat headed mop thing from Lakeland many moons ago, bought extra heads so can wing them in wash.

Use Dettol direct floor spray, squeeze onto floor, use flat head mop (can rinse it in the sink if needed or just replace head) Job done. Dries very fast.

bonfiresnomore Thu 05-Nov-09 22:35:13

Another one same as CarGirl as I don't have room for a bucket. My problem is where to keep the hoover - it's in the porch, getting in the way.

brockleybelle Wed 11-Nov-09 22:41:44

On top of the boiler in the boiler cupboard. I find the heat dries out the mop pretty quickly so we're not left with a mouldy smell (which happens if i leave the mop and bucket out).

needtoknowbasis Thu 12-Nov-09 11:55:32

MN is wonderful just for fostering these kinds of discussions.

nickelbabe Thu 12-Nov-09 11:57:28

you can get mops where the pole goes into itself so if height is your problem you can stil store it under the sink.

tvaerialmagpiebin Thu 12-Nov-09 11:59:53

OOh yes where DO you put the hoover?
Mine is currently in the hall but is usually in my bedroom.
I am thinking about getting my dad to make an understairs cupboard. There is only a teeny space but if he cut through the plasterboard and put a dinky door on, I could shove it in there, maybe with ds' scooter too and shoes?

I don't have a mop bucket BTW, just use the kitchen sink, but house is teeny so only 2 floors to mop and usually do bathroom on hands and knees with a cloth instead.

nickelbabe Thu 12-Nov-09 14:47:06

you get a posh hoover, is the answer.

we got a vax in champagne colour (it was sparkly) and it looked very retro/sci-fi, and therefore very pretty and cool ,so we put it in the lounge in full view.


nickelbabe Thu 12-Nov-09 14:47:40

(can i add it was an engagement pressie, we didn't fork out that much on ahoover for ourselves)

bibbitybobbityhat Thu 12-Nov-09 14:51:33

We keep our mop and bucket and our hoover in our cellar. This is because we are frightfully well off and live in a house with a cellar, don't you know.

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