The budget-friendly Swiffer PowerMop has been a game changer in my home — my floors have never looked or smelled better

The Swiffer PowerMop makes cleaning up spills a total joy

We love the Swiffer PowerMop. Here is the white and purple mop on a lilac circle, with a gradient light purple bubble background behind it
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The Swiffer PowerMop is my secret for keeping my floors sparkling. Whenever I have a spillage, have quick crumbs to clear up, or have guests coming round, it's the only thing I reach for.

Okay — it was my secret. I've spilled on why I'm obsessed with it, show you where you can shop for it, plus picked out alternative options. I have also asked cleaning pros why a spraying mop like this is much more efficient than a regular one.

For those looking for the best mops and don't want anything complicated to use, I think this mop is no-fuss and highly effective.

The Swiffer PowerMop is a cleaning dream

This mop saves you from getting out your best cleaning supplies when you have minor spills on the floor and even prevents the need to use your best vacuum on smaller crumbs.

I have scouted out where you can shop it, as well as picked out alternatives so you have lots of options to choose from.

The prices below were correct at the time of publishing this article. 

Why I love the Swiffer PowerMop

A Swiffer PowerMop with a white base with purple trim, on a wooden vinyl floor

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I'm not the biggest fan of cleaning in the world. Some people love it, but I am not one of those people. This is why I am always looking for solutions that are simple to use and will save me time in the long-run. 

The Swiffer PowerMop ticks all those boxes for me and more. It couldn't be simpler to use — just press the button on the top and wipe away your debris. The head picks up crumbs and mops away spills, without the need to bend down on the floor with a dustpan and brush or microfiber cloth. I can imagine this would be especially useful for those who struggle to do this normally.

As well as this, it comes with the most delicious floor cleaner that lives up to its promise of keeping floors fresh for 24 hours. I go over mine with the Swiffer PowerMop before guests arrive and I always get comments on how wonderful my home smells. It dries super quickly, making it a much more effective choice than a damp mop and bucket.

While it does come with scrubbing strips that I did find hugely effective and absorbent, I wasn't a huge fan of the fact that you have to throw them away. Instead, I use reusable pads that I can wash and reuse — the Juvale 10-Pack Microfiber Mop Pads from Amazon are similar, come in a pack of ten, and can be used on all surface types.

It also has a slimline frame, which is much less cumbersome than using a mop with a heavy head. This makes it easy to grab, use, and quickly put away. At the top it has a handy loop which means you hang it up when you're done. I have mine hung up on the basement door in the kitchen for convenience.

Shop the Swiffer PowerMop

Swiffer PowerMop | $29.94 at Walmart

Swiffer PowerMop | $29.94 at Walmart

Includes: PowerMop, two pad refills, floor cleaning solution, and 2 batteries
Weight: 4.62 lbs.
Made from: Plastic

I'm not the only one who is a fan of the Swiffer PowerMop — over 5,400 Walmart shoppers have given it five stars. They say it is quick to set up, leaves floors streak-free, and is ideal for busy households. You can shop it on Walmart, but the Swiffer PowerMop is available on Amazon too, which may be handy if you're a Prime member. For those with this membership, it's worth checking the latest Prime deals to see if it comes up there.

Why cleaning pros love spray mops

A gray and red spray mop on a gray wooden floor

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I love using my Swiffer PowerMop thanks to its ease of use and efficiency — and cleaning pros agree that spray mops are a brilliant option.

“Spray mops are especially great for quick clean-ups in high-traffic areas, such as in homes with kids or pets where spills and messes are frequent,” explains Eliana Coca, cleaning expert and founder of E.C. House Cleaning.

She says that a spray mop can tackle these immediate concerns swiftly without the hassle of preparing traditional mop water. “The Swiffer PowerMop, for instance, comes with a powerful battery-driven spray mechanism that provides an even, controlled application of cleaning solution, allowing for thorough and even cleaning across all types of flooring.”

The fact it eliminates the typical gross, heavy bucket is a big bonus. “The lightweight design makes it easier for anyone to use, including those who may have physical limitations or prefer to avoid the back strain associated with traditional mopping,” says Yessica Bello, cleaning expert and founder of Bello Cleaning.

“We've found in our operations that utilizing spray mops like this one improves overall cleaning speed and quality, allowing us to focus on more complex tasks and leading to a more thorough and satisfying cleaning experience for our clients,” she adds.

This is one of my favorite parts of using the Swiffer PowerMop — the quicker I can rattle through my house cleaning schedule, the better.

Shop alternative mops

I can’t imagine life without my Swiffer PowerMop, and if you’re a low-maintenance cleaner like me, I highly recommend it.

“Spray mops like the Swiffer will allow you to clean more efficiently without compromising on quality,” Eliana finishes by saying

If you’re looking for other ways to freshen up your home, be sure to find the best home fragrances, candles, and diffusers, too.

Eve Smallman
Content Editor

Hi there! I’m a content editor at Real Homes. I've been a lifestyle journalist for over five years, previously working as an editor across regional magazines. Before this, I graduated from Nottingham Trent University a degree in journalism, along with an NCTJ gold diploma. I love running, decorating my rented Victorian home, and discovering new cheeses. For Real Homes, I specialize in interior design, trends and finding the best viral buys.