Lolli mop™ creator’s bio and how the idea was born
Tracy Miller is an entrepreneur, graphic designer, and woodworker originally from Thousand Oaks, California, and currently resides in upstate New York. She has an inventive spirit and loves coming up with solutions to common problems. Tracy’s current product Lolli mop™ is patent pending.
Tracy came up with Lolli mop™ to solve a very real problem: How to clean up the residue dirt left on the floor after a using standard mop, and consequently having to bend down and crawl on hands and knees with a paper towel to clean up all the dirt those mops would push into the edges and corners. After bending down one too many times and having her back go out she came up with an ingenious solution. She found a large sponge and cut a rough pattern out of it and formed a bevel tip, then cut out a hole and stuck it on the end of a broom. She was then able to get into and clean all those places that regular mops push dirt into, and accomplish this without having to bend or crawl on the floor. With each prototype the product was refined and enhanced. She also discovered that anytime she swept the floor and found a spot or stain, instead of getting out the regular mop, she would use Lolli mop™ sponge instead. Now she was not just using it for corners, but for quick mopping as well.
Ingenuity struck again when another clever idea inspired her to cut a secondary hole in the mop which allows it to slide down the broom handle. Not only will the mop dry more hygienically but also stay on the broom and is “at the ready” anytime for quick mopping while sweeping. This eliminates messing around with two different cleaning tools, and eliminates the problem of where to put that dirty mop to dry. So no more wet dirty mops leaning against the wall and so often falling over, or dealing with pads to put on and take off.
Tracy says her floors have never been cleaner and her back felt as good! Although Tracy hasn’t solved the world’s biggest problems, she’s definitely making the world a lot easier to keep clean, and will help save a few backs and knees along the way.