Monday, January 26, 2009

I Love My House When It's Tidy

It's my favorite place to be. It's so warm and cozy here. Today I cleaned, did laundry and scrubbed floors. It is a labor of love.
I got a great little mop for my floors. It's a Clorox Ready Mop. But I really don't like the cleaning solution that comes with it. It leaves a streaky film on my floors that makes them look dull and dirty. I have been experimenting with different ways to use this great little tool, and I think I have finally settled on a satisfactory method. I tried diluting the solution with half water, but that didn't make much difference. So I emptied the whole container down the drain, rinsed out the bottle and refilled it with plain water and about 1/4 cup of white vinegar. I replaced the commercial mopping pad with an old terry washcloth that gives more scrubbing action. Voila! Clean, sparkling floors.
And I save money because I don't have to buy their solution or disposable pads. Yes, I do have to launder the washcloths, but that is no big deal. I do laundry at least every week anyway.
That said, I must confess that I am very attached to my swiffer duster. Hope things don't get so bad that I have to go back to the old 'dust cloth' days.

2 comments:

Angela said...

There is no place like home! When it is all clean and tidy it is even better!

Reny said...

You bet!