I am going to have a difficult time with post. You see I have a love/hate relationship with my floors, or anyone's floors for that matter.
First of all I don't like cleaning floors. We have a lot of floors and it's a lot of work. We have two cats, two dogs and two teenagers. I will have my two grandchildren on Monday for an overnight as well. I also clean floors at another house that I clean once a week. So you see I clean a lot of floors.
Here's the other problem. I despise dusty or dirty floors. And for some reason that I don't quite understand, I see every animal hair, speck of dirt, or crumb that may have found it's way to the floor. If I feel dust or a speck of dirt or crumb on my feet, I practically flip out. I'm not a phycoligist but I have a pretty good guess that this may be a bit obsessive. The good news is that I can ignore it to the point that I only do the floors one maybe two times a week.
We have a lot of wood floors in our house. Old wood floors. We only have one room downstairs that is still carpeted. The entire upstairs is carpeted as well as the stairs themselves. So it's a lot of work.
When cleaning my floors I always start downstairs in the living and dining rooms. They tend to collect a lot of "Tumblefur" as we like to call it, from the animals. Now I do have one of these...
It does work well, is very large so it picks up a lot of dust and it can be fun chasing the dogs around with it but I rarely use it as I am an old fashioned kinda girl and I still prefer using these...
Call me crazy, go ahead, I'll wait....
I just find that I am getting more dirt with the old fashioned broom and dustpan. For mopping my wooden floors I use the Rubbermaid mop.
By far my favorite choice and have used it for years. The mop head is replaceable. I have two of them.
This mop does a wonderful job and has a scrubber top as well. As for wood floor cleaner I like to use water and this...
It does a fine job on wood.
Now when it comes to my kitchen floor, I switch to this...
I've used other products in the past, all of which work rather well but I do like a strong, good smelling man so I have to use my Mr. Clean.
It also works well for general cleaning and smells so "FRESH" ! I also use Mr. Clean spray cleaner on my counters and such.
Obviously on my carpets I use a vacuum cleaner. I also have a small carpet cleaner that does a pretty good job.
Before our daughter had her second nasal polyp surgery a few months ago, we ripped all of the carpet out of her room that had been there for God knows how long. It was there before we moved in almost 14 years ago. It was pretty nasty. The hard wood flooring in her room doesn't look very good but we'll wait until she moves out to do something with that floor. The whole room will need to be redone by then anyway.
It takes a lot of time doing all of these floors. There is a lot of furniture that has to be swept and washed underneath. I do take breaks and I rarely do the upstairs and downstairs on the same day. It's just too much.
I'm so happy that I'm getting this post out of the way. Floor cleaning is a very boring subject and I don't think it's fun work at all.
But it is an important part of keeping a clean and healthy household. I usually do my floors mid week or whenever I can find the time through the week. And of coarse I always do floors on Thursday's when I clean house for another family.
I promise I will try to have a more interesting post next time. Maybe I can get some ideas?