My wife swears by this very Swiffer-like mop. It is basically a stick which you use to shove a towel around the floor with. The towels can then go in the wash.
The nice thing is that is uses very little liquid, so it can be used on laminates with (reasonable) safety. But the massive wave of towel seem to pick up debris quite well, and changing out your towel is far, far faster than with other replaceable head mops.
[For a similar, but superior tool, see the more recently-reviewed Mary Moppins]