Meet my great new love: The Lunaglow Wet and Dry vacuum — and it's $120 off

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Three stick mop vacuums side-by-side
It sucks up dirt like a pro. (Photo: Walmart)

Spotless floors are my jam. But it’s easier said than achieved: I have one kid, two cats and a new home that was seemingly last deep-cleaned when Grover Cleveland was in office. Couple that with stubborn piles of dirt, crumbs from kid-spilled snacks, clumps of cat hair from the aforementioned felines, and ever-present dust bunnies that all coalesce to coat our home in a thick, nearly impenetrable layer of goo. The answer to my problems: The Lunaglow Nano: 3-in-1 Wet & Dry vacuum, which is on sale at Walmart for $179, down from $300.

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Let me backtrack a bit. Last year, we purchased a gorgeous home, albeit one that had layer upon layer upon layer of something on its floors. Whatever it was, it seemed impervious to ordinary human cleaning methods.

So I bought what everyone hailed as the absolute, infallible mop: The Bissell SpinWave. Rather than scrubbing away the nastiness, though, it moved a lot of the dirt around. And that’s pretty much it. The Swiffer, normally a handy and reliable cleaning tool, proved powerless against the sheer and unwavering layers of filth because no matter how many wet sheets we used, they came back foul.

The task might seem Sisyphean, but I’ve never met a floor I couldn’t polish. I just needed the right tools. So after extensive research (surely the perfect mop had to be out there? Surely?), like Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker, I met my great new love: The Lunaglow Nano: 3-in-1 Wet & Dry vacuum. Initially, I was dubious – I’d never heard of the brand and the whole concept seemed a bit like a too-perfect dating profile. This thing vacuums? And cleans? In tandem? And does so cordlessly?

$179 $300 at Walmart

Woman using the machine to clean up spilled milk on wood floors in her living room.
It makes short work of spills. (Photo: Lunaglow)

Happily, this mop checks every box. Setting it up is a breeze; you simply fill the tank with the included cleaning pod and water, and then attach it. You also attach the dirty water tank. Then, you put the mop on the included charging station and its LED display will tell you how much juice it has. The backlit water tank lets you know how full it is, a crystal LED display tells you how much power it has, and voice prompts alert you when it’s charging or cleaning.

In dry mode, it vacuums. In wet mode (or double water mode, for truly big messes) it vacuums and cleans. Meaning, first it sucks up whatever is on your floor, then it cleans the floor. You use the controls on the handle to determine what cleaning mode works for you. And when the dirty water tank is full, the mop lets you know to empty it. Piece of advice: Don’t do so on a full stomach, because when you see what it’s sucked up, you’re going to feel ill.

In terms of maneuverability, this mop is lightweight enough to be easily manageable and tall enough that you don’t have to hunch over or contort yourself to push it around. It easily takes corners and fits under most standard furniture (unless you have a sofa that’s truly close to the ground).

I did have a few quibbles with the Lunaglow. It’s loud. Think of a hairdryer running at max volume; that’s roughly how annoying it is. And because it does a lot of things at once, cordlessly, you don’t get an infinite run time. In fact, if you work the Lunaglow at max capacity, spraying cleaning fluid while vacuuming, you may get about 20 minutes out of it, depending on just how soiled your floors are. And the charging station – well, it’s not going to win any design awards, but it gets the job done — and fast. I also wish the mop didn’t rely on the brand’s cleaning pods, which you have to order separately once the intro pack runs out, but again, so be it.

Last weekend, one of my neat-freak friends came for dinner. She’s someone who won’t set foot in a less-than-perfect restaurant. And she took one look at my floors and said she’d eat off them. Lunaglow, my work here is done.

$179 $300 at Walmart

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