Can Cleaning Be Fun?

According to the Schmop infomercial the answer is a rousing, “YES!”

Forget about fighting over the last piece of chocolate cake. If you have the Schmop, then the only thing your kids will be doing battle over is which one of them will get to clean the kitchen floor.

Oh really.

Schmop. Shuffles. MopShoe. Whatever company you patronize, the product is virtually the same: shoes that allow you to dust as you walk. Or slide.

All aforementioned shoe mops feature fluffy microfiber material on the soles. The mop slippers grab dog hair, dust bunnies and dirt without you having to deal with a nasty mop or broom. You can use the slippers on wood, tile, vinyl or any other hard surface.

Instead of kneeling or breaking your back trying to manipulate a cumbersome mop, the specialized shoes allow you to simply slide across a dirty surface and allow the microfiber soles to do all of the work.

The infomercials feature catchy jingles, though the MopShoe’s is the funniest:

Make a little mess?

Don’t know what to do?

Put it on your feet now


The Mopshoes are nine inches long and feature open-toe styling, though other companies offer close-toe mule-type designs.

So, do the dust shoes work? According to users, they do… for a while anyway. However, if you don’t clean them regularly they will start to disintegrate.

But, here’s the more pressing question: Do you really need them?

If these fluffy shoes are the only way you can motivate your kids to help around the house, then you might consider investing in a pair. However, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the shoes are not indispensable. On the bright side, if you do purchase a version of the shoe dusters, you could possibly burn quite a few calories as you clean your floors.

Do you own a pair of MopShoes/Schmops/Shuffles?

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.