About The Lolli mop™
Lolli mop™ is a profound innovation that addresses many needs and makes the act of cleaning much simpler. Before Lolli mop™ you’d have to go over the floors twice, once to sweep and a second time to mop. Now any broom can be turned into a dual purpose mop. And not only a mop that can clean floors, but also reach up vertically to clean the walls and baseboards as you go about sweeping. And why not have the ability to interchange these mops quickly to address many different surfaces too.
Lolli mop™ can also do something that most new cleaning products can’t, and that is give added value to existing cleaning tools, such as the standard mop. Making the standard mop a more powerful cleaning tool--not to compete with it, but to greatly enhance it.
The Lolli mop™ also addresses a significant limitation of mops, namely, their inability to access dust and other debris in the corners of a kitchen, bathroom, or other non-carpeted room. Indeed, after mopping the floor, many people have no alternative but to get on their knees with a washcloth and reach into corners to remove that hard-to-reach grime. This inaccessibility can prove to be a major inconvenience.
Moreover, the uncomfortable motion of kneeling down and reaching into corners can pose health risks to those with back problems or other conditions. As for those unable or unwilling to get on all fours to extract the corner dust, the problem then becomes a sanitary one. Remarkably, even the largest of consumer product companies have thus far been unable to address this problem satisfactorily.
Fortunately, independent inventor Tracy Miller has addressed this vexing floor-cleaning challenge in an ingenious and highly effective manner. Her Lolli mop™ invention consists of a specially-shaped sponge that has been optimized to fit on the handle end of a standard broom. In this manner, it can be stored on a broom when idle and mounted on the handle end during use. Moreover, the device can be produced in alternate shapes and sizes, optimized for additional purposes. For example, as a paint brush with a built in beveled edger. Over time it is likely that additional uses will be developed. However, the current focus is on its initial use as a convenient and cost-effective house-cleaning aid.
As stated in Miller’s patent application, when mounted, one turns the broom upside down and the Lolli mop™ can then “be guided into the corners and edges of floors without requiring kneeling or crawling on a damp floor to clean all the dirt pushed into the corners and edges.” Moreover, a simple mounting of the Lolli mop™ converts a broom into a mop, thereby serving as a smaller and more affordable substitute product for mops. This is aptly reflected in the product motto, “instantly turn your broom into a mop”, prominently featured at the top of the product packaging displayed on the previous page.
In fact, Miller’s invention can convert a broom into multiple mops: As a broom can accommodate multiple Lolli mop™ sponges, not only can a homeowner or home cleaner use one Lolli mop™ after another but the capacity for carrying multiple units on one broom provides another benefit: As different floor surfaces in and outside the house often require different cleaning solutions, one can have multiple units of the product on their broom for different rooms (kitchen, bathroom, etc.).
As the inventor herself has suggested, this feature can be the catalyst that transforms a single innovative product into a product line. By color-coding the Lolli mop™ for different rooms/surfaces (e.g. blue signifying the bathroom, yellow signifying the kitchen, etc.), a full and diversified line of the product can be manufactured. Considering how easy the Lolli mop™ is to install and use, the commercialization prospects of such a product line are strong.
However, there are other ancillary benefits of the product: For one, the cylindrical channel through the Lolli mop™ enables the user to merely flip the broom over after use or place the damp sponge somewhere along the length of the broom’s spine. Such “air drying” is more convenient and less messy than traditional drying.
Along similar lines, the Lolli mop™ not only dries easily but can be cleaned very quickly and conveniently. One merely removes the product from the broom and cleans it in any kitchen sink or wherever else a homeowner or cleaner typically cleans such items. As well, polyester foam is the preferred material for Miller’s sponge mops, thereby making the Lolli mop™ more hygienic.
“The Lolli mop™ also makes a superior car washing tool. It eliminates the need to stand up on a stool to reach the roof, and it also reaches that difficult to clean area along the bottom trim. By simply unscrewing the broom head and just using the broom shaft, the homeowner has even more ways to utilize the Lolli mop™.”
All of these benefits, are remarkable by themselves and add to the revolutionary benefit provided by the simple and quick removal of debris from hard-to-reach corners. Indeed, for homeowners and home cleaners, Miller’s invention is that rare new product – one that offers a significant, not only a marginal, improvement over existing options.