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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    don't laugh. I swear I am doing it wrong. I feel like every time I mop I just move the dirt around and don't pick any up.

    Is there a trick? different kind of mop?

    I am failing at house cleaning.

    Also, I think myspace bar just died.
     
  2. Gempress

    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    My first thought was "Myspace has a bar? Like a Google toolbar?" :rofl1:

    I dunno, I've never had problem with mopping. I use the cheap, old-skool mops with the many-tentacled head. Maybe you're not sweeping well enough first?
     
  3. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I only like this thingy
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    It's called the rubbermaid ready mop. It has a spray, a reusable/washable pad thingy, and really cleans very well!

    I find with regular mops I just end up scooting dirt around and the mop itself has dirty water so then I just feel even weirder and it grosses me out.

    With this one you can rinse out the pads in the sink or washing machine and it sprays cleaner in front of where you are about to clean (so you aren't just scooting around dirty water)
     
  4. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    You know you have to sweep first, right? LOL
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Ooh I like that Fran!

    Yeah I must just fail. I think my floor looks worse now. :confused:

    And I did sweep too! lol
     
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    We used to have some mopper vacuum, and it actually worked fairly well..I'm sure technology has come a long way since then and they are even better. I'm considering a steam mop myself..hmm..
     
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    I gave up on mops a long time ago and just get down on hands and knees and use a rag. I mix up a bowl of hot water and peppermint castile soap, and rinse the rag under the faucet so it doesn't get the water in the bowl all muddy. It gets sooo much cleaner that way.
     
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    I hand wash my floors once every week but inbetween I use what Fran posted. It works really well but personally I don't find anything except steam mops pick up as much dirt as I want it too. But the rubbermaid one does okay.

    Hand washing gets it squeaky clean. There's no substitute.
     
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    I vacuum and then use this too. I just spray the floors with pinesol though (or bleach when I had tile) instead of filling the cleaner bottle. Mine however ARE dirty as soon as I finish because my dogs run outside and then back in. :/
     
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    Ditto. I use water and vinegar, though.

    Sometimes I take some floor cleaner, pour it all over the floor, take boiling water, pour that all over the floor.

    Then stand on a towel and scooch my way across the floor, scrubbing/drying as I go. That's the more lazy version.
     
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    Fortunately I have the smallest linoleum spots ever, the kitchen and the bathroom. Tiny.

    So I sweep with a hand dustpan and brush, scrub with a regular kitchen sponge, and then swiffer :D Yup, I'm awesome. :p
     
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    I've never used a mop and bucket- they've always creeped me out!

    I sweep and then pick it up with a dust pan. When I'm sure there is no hair or dirt left on the floors, I'll mop it. I alternate between a Swiffer Wet Jet, and a steam cleaner.
     
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    I use a sponge mop or something similar to what Fran posted. I HATE the steam mops, it never seems like they do anything. I don't like the "many-tentacled" mops either because they don't seem to do anything.


    I had a sponge mop that had a generic Magic Eraser head once. It was more than awesome.
     
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    I vacuum the entire house first, then use the shark (steam mop) on the tile and wood floors. In reality though, I HATE the wood floors. I much prefer the carpet, where I feel like dirt is contained (and eventually sucked up though the vacuum or carpet steamer) rather than blowing around constantly.
     
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    I'm so the opposite! ugh I HATE HATE HATE carpet! I always felt like everything just sits in carpet and it's so hard to deal with and get everything out lol one of my first things when looking at apartments was no carpets.. but one of my friends is the same as you, she much prefers them. Blows my mind.

    Around here a quick sweep and ready mop or swiffer does the trick.
    On an extra crazy day I will go over once again with a clorox wipe on the swiffer to disinfect the floors.

    I really want one of those floor cleaning robots.. roomba!!
     
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    I think by hand is the only way to really get it clean....so I just live with dirt;) If I want clean, I do it on my hands and knees but for all the other times, I sweep and swiffer then steam mop.
     
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    carpet freaks me out because it does hold the dirt. bleh.
     
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    Yeah, but I vacuum daily and steam clean weekly...my carpets are pretty darn clean. As opposed to when I walk across the wood floors and without fail a tumbleweed of fur comes flying across at me...

    Really though, it's the coziness factor. I am always, always, always cold. When we lived in a house with all wood floors, I had to leave my shoes on all the time because the floors were cold. It was harder to get out of bed in the morning, harder to get the house to a level where it didn't feel gross to walk barefoot, and just...not cozy!

    I realize I'm in the minority here. 90% of houses we looked at buying had wood floors, because that's what people want. We had to search long and hard to find one that had carpet in the master bedroom and family rooms (our must haves). The rest of our house is wood/tile...but I don't mind leaving shoes on in those parts.
     
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    I don't like any of it. :p Especially because I feel like my dogs bring in mud a lot. It's been raining a lot often so there's muddy paws coming in through the kitchen always. That's probably why it seems so dirty right now.

    I think I may hand wash it tomorrow.
     
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    I prefer not-carpet. I bought fake wood flooring for my parents' living room, I'm super excited to get it in and get the nasty old carpet out :D I'm secretly hoping there's enough left to put it in upstairs in my room and rip out the ugly BRIGHT RED carpet lol.
     

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