We probably spend more time cleaning floors than we’d like and yet always feel as though it could be easier. The desire to cut floor-cleaning time in half has led to some innovative and helpful hacks.
Just think of the hack that suggests using a cup of soapy water poured on the floor as you go along as opposed to using an entire bucket to mop the floor at the end of a long, hard day.
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Cleaning service Home Reimagined shared their floor cleaning hacks to make cleaning up a little bit easier.
Remove scuffs with a tennis ball
Home Reimagined suggested using a clean tennis ball in the same way you would use a sponge; by rubbing it on scuffs on tiles to remove them easily. Thereafter, you can clean your floors as you normally would.
Renew shine on hardwoods
The page also has an all-natural mixture they suggest using to renew shine on hardwood floors. The mixture consists of; ⅓ cup vinegar, ⅛ cup of olive oil or less, 10 drops of essential oil (or 2-3 tsps of lemon juice), and 5-7 cups of hot water.
Once you’ve made the mixture, dip your mop in the mixture and mop your floors and follow up by wiping the floor with a microfibre towel afterwards.
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Not all homes have tiles or hardwood floors, some have carpets and even with a vacuum cleaner, they’re not always easy to clean.
To loosen up hairs and other surface dirt off a carpet, use a carpet rake. You can either pull the dirt off towards the edge of an area rug and sweep it up with a broom and dustpan or you can gather it in one area if you have a wall-to-wall rug and sweep it up or vacuum it.
Mopping tiles is not enough, on occasion, a grout steamer is needed for that all-important refresh.
If you don’t have the budget to hire a team to do it, you can hire a grout steamer from a cleaning supply store in your area and give your tiles a refresh yourself.
Sprinkle baking soda and let it sit for 10 or more minutes, and follow up with a vacuum.
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Compiled by Kaunda Selisho