Tips on Keeping Floors Clean
I was so excited when we ripped up the carpeting on the main level of our home and installed wood flooring. That is until I learned that these floors as pretty as they are require daily maintenance. Now I had to discover tips on keeping floors clean. No longer could I get away with running the vacuum twice a week and being done.
Oh no, now every time the dog, piglet or children came in from being outside I saw foot (and paw) prints. Every time someone splash or spilled anything it was visible and being tracked through the house. As much as I don’t care for carpeting, having to sweep and mop my floors once if not more each day was frustrating.
To limit my frustrations and to find
more for the children to do a way to not have to worry about the little ones crawling around on the floor, we set up a new system that has been a real help.
Keep a little broom and dust pan handy for quick cleanup.
I like to keep a little broom and dust pan along with a container of homemade wipes in each room for quick clean ups. The idea here is to quickly pick up mess before it get tracked everywhere. Even the little ones can (and they love) use the little broom and dustpan.
Keep a dust mop (Swiffer or Cloth) loaded and ready at all times.
I run my dust mop around the main level each morning as part of my routine. When I remove the pad to toss or shake out, I replace it with a new one so my unit is ready to go. I learned this one morning when I noticed one of the little ones running the dust mop around so proud that they were helping me…however they were simply pushing the mop head around without a cleaning pad on it! So helpful my little man..here let me fix that for you so you can continue to be such a big helper. You can bet my dust mop is ready at all times now!
Invest in a floor steamer.
Before purchasing a steamer, make sure it is acceptable on the type of flooring you have in your home. Not all steamers are safe on all flooring products. We have a steamer on each level in the house. They really are so easy to use and make cleaning the floors so easy.
With lots of babies, animals, and foot traffic in our home my floors need constant attention. This is why I LOVE my Perago QuickSteamTM Floor Steamer. The QUICKSteam is ready in seconds and turns tap water into super-heated steam that eliminates dirt, germs, and bacteria so I can avoid having to use harsh chemicals.
So between the picking up and daily dust mop and steaming, my floors stay in pretty good shape. Having little ones that actually fight over using both the dust mop and the steamer is priceless!
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