Essentials for Floor Washing – Clean Mama


    April 16, 2020

    Washing flooring is likely one of the most gratifying homekeeping duties there may be—don’t you simply love clear, shiny flooring? Your exhausting work this week can be value it and I promise, each week you do the routine will take much less time and be simpler.

    Why do I wash flooring on Thursdays?

    I wash flooring on Thursdays as a result of all of the exhausting flooring have been totally vacuumed the day earlier than on Wednesday. I notice that it might be much more thorough to hoover and wash flooring all on the identical day, however that takes a lot time, don’t you agree? So, years in the past after I was growing my cleansing routine, I break up it up and vacuum on Wednesdays and wash flooring on Thursdays. Do I’ve to re-vacuum on Thursdays? No. I do CHECK FLOORS earlier than I wash the flooring however not often do I must re-vacuum. Any re-vacuuming is minimal and it’s normally underneath the kitchen desk or across the island.

    Think about what you are able to do immediately – even if in case you have 10-15 minutes, do one thing!

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    One of the crucial incessantly requested questions I obtain is about what instruments I take advantage of for washing flooring. Listed below are my favorites on my favorites web page and you can even see my favorites on Amazon as effectively. Reality be advised, my favourite technique is with a microfiber cleansing fabric – particularly within the loos as a result of I feel you may get a greater clear however most weeks I solely have time for a fast wash and mops are nice for that!

    Each day Upkeep:
    Every single day of the week I’ve ‘examine flooring’ as a part of my routine. Which means that after meals we examine the kitchen flooring and sweep or vacuum as wanted. If I see one thing on an one other flooring within the house, I do a fast sweep or vacuum. This checking of the flooring is one thing that I do, my husband does, and the children will even seize a brush and assist out. It’s not supposed to be a full-on flooring sweeping or vacuuming, it’s a every day filth clear up. With Three youngsters and a couple of canine, that is mandatory.

    Right here’s what I need you to do immediately for flooring washing:

    I’ve discovered {that a} couple strategies work rather well on the subject of flooring washing. Each from time to time, the flooring want an old style, hands-and-knees washing. Relying on the time you need to make investments and if you happen to favor washing your flooring this fashion, you may need to go all out immediately. If not, merely wash them together with your favourite technique and instruments.

    1. Rapidly transfer any chairs and rugs that may get in the way in which.
    2. Begin behind every room, within the nook farthest away from the door, and wash from left to proper, washing your approach out of the room.
    3. Wash each single hard-surface flooring, together with the laundry room, loos, entryway, and residing areas.

    This put up talks about my favourite strategies for washing flooring – test it out.

    When you have a tough time vacuuming and never washing the flooring proper afterwards, this put up shares some suggestions for splitting up vacuuming and flooring washing.

    Do that DIY Recipe for ANY flooring – this recipe is for a 16 ozspray bottle and is tremendous simple to combine up – yow will discover the total recipe right here or simply seize it beneath.  Use it in a sprig bottle or in a refillable mop.

    Fast DIY Floor Cleaner

    • 1 3/four cups heat water
    • 16 oz. spray bottle (HERE’S MY FAVORITE GLASS SPRAY BOTTLE + LABELS)
    • 1-2 drops of Sal Suds or castile cleaning soap (each may be present in my Amazon store HERE)
    • 3-5 drops ESSENTIAL OILS if you happen to’d like slightly scent – a few of my favorites are lemon + clove for the castile and pine + lemon for the Sal Suds (it has a pine-y scent already)

    My favourite utility for deep cleansing is with a sprig bottle and microfiber fabric however you can even spray and use a microfiber mop or spray mop (you possibly can see my favorites right here) or pour the answer right into a small bucket and wipe up with a microfiber or cleansing fabric or with a mop.

    Tip for Microfiber Mop Pad: Dampen the mopping pad earlier than beginning and add a drop or two of lemon important oil to offer your house an uplifting scent as you mop.

    One thing to consider:

    I discuss this extensively in my ebook, Clean Mama’s Information to a Wholesome House, if you happen to’ve ever not worn socks in your exhausting floor flooring (after all you will have), or allowed a toddler to play or crawl in your exhausting floor flooring (how are you going to not?), you possibly can undoubtedly respect a clear flooring. However a clear flooring and a protected and clear flooring are very completely different. Do you know that residue can come into your bloodstream by means of your naked ft on the ground. When you have youngsters that put their arms on the ground and of their mouths (hiya, toddlers), that is actually upsetting. I’m not saying this to scare you however to offer you some info so you may make your individual selections. In relation to flooring washing day, there are many simple choices for cleansing your flooring with out chemical compounds, so why even hassle cleansing with them? I really like a steam mop for tile and linoleum flooring, I don’t use steam on my hardwood flooring (or advocate it) however I do know that there are mops which are ‘appropriate’ for sealed hardwood flooring.

    This put up is a part of Cleansing Class – I’ll be on Instagram fairly a bit this week in Tales and going stay – ensure you’re following alongside over there too.

    I’m linking up the times as we go this week – click on beneath on any day to catch up!

    Cleansing Class Introduction Submit
    NEW right here? Begin with this put up —-> It’s Cleansing Class Week – DAILY TASKS
    Monday – BATHROOMS + every day duties
    Tuesday – DUSTING + every day duties
    Wednesday – VACUUMING + every day duties
    Thursday – FLOOR WASHING + every day duties
    Friday – CATCH-ALL DAY + every day duties
    Saturday – SHEETS + TOWELS + every day duties


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