Cleaning the floor is IMPOSSIBLE – rant/vent

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@peachacid:  I HATE FLOORS!!!! I agree with you that they are never ever clean! We have hardwood, and i dispise them! with 2 little dogs, im vacuuming every other day, and i no matter how much I mop, steam, wash them…they always feel grungy!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hiring a cleaning service is one of the best things DH and I ever did. It does NOT mean that you are a failure as a person – look at it as hiring an expert 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

It helps if you take your shoes off right by the door like we do in Canada 🙂

Cleaning floors still sucks though.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Sea Ranch Lodge

Have you tried Bona? Works so well for me 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

What type of flooring do you have? Wood, laminate, vinyl, tile, lenolium?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For tile flooring I would do this: Once you have chosen a safe cleanser for your floor, you may want to “soak” your  floor before you clean. To do  this, mix the cleanser with water. Then, apply the mixture liberally to the  floor with your mop. Allow the water to sit for 15 to 30 minutes. Then, rinse  the tiles with clean water. You can lightly vacuum tile too. Do you have specific types of stains to lift off? I use to be a cleaning lady and know of some tricks.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Wet Swiffer?  This is what works best for me, and I have mix of flooring surfaces on my first floor — hardwood, ceramic, and vinyl.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Hmm, can you use a steam mop? I also really like my Swiffer wet jet, because you can use, like, an infinite number of pads and never have to get down on your hands and knees. It also has a little scrubby strip for gunk, so you don’t even need to get down on your hands and knees for a real mess.

Also, I would skip the sweeping step and just vacuum everything. If there are little piles, get a hand-vac for them.

I think the right tools make a big difference with cleaning!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

For lenolium in the bathroom, it is a white/bluish color – I always use Comet with Bleach the Soft Cleanser scratch free formula – it’s a paste in a bottle. Works great – and the white becomes bright white – for a scrubber I just use one of these from Target/Walmart and work it into the floor – then wipe away with clean cloth and water only.

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