Proper Way To Mop Your Floor

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about mopping? Boring, right? Well, yeah, it’s not the most thrilling chore in the world, but do you know what’s even more boring than that? Doing it twice! :/ While mopping is not a rocket science, there are some rules you should follow if you want to avoid doing it twice. Now, you might ask what are they? The answer is quite simple – the right cleaning products and equipment. Having the right mops and buckets, broom, brush and floor cleaning products will make mopping the easiest chore you have. But, what’s missing? The missing puzzle piece is the right technique! Here are the steps that will make your mopping an easy chore.

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Step 1

  • The first and most obvious thing to do is to clear the area. Remove any tables, chairs, rugs, vases and flower pots.
  • If you want to clean any of those things first, do it before cleaning the floors in case any debris falls on the floor.
  • Additionally, clean any other surfaces like countertops, tabletops, etc., before mopping the floor.

Step 2

Now that you are done, it is time to sweep the floor. It may seem strange to clean something you are about to clean, but moping while there is solid debris, hair or dust is simply impossible.

Note: Change your mop regularly. This is the only way to avoid germ and debris spreading all over your place. When it comes to buying mops and buckets, shopping has never been easier, especially know when we have the opportunity to order online. You can do it even from your home or while drinking coffee with friends. Just go online, find the best quality mop and bucket and make the purchase.

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Step 3

Place the desired floor cleaner into the bucket and fill it with the proper amount of water (according to the cleaner’s instructions).

  • Note: Don’t use cleaner than you need! Maybe the smell from it will be stronger and will last longer, but be sure that the mop will leave a residue, and that is not the desired result from mopping, right?
  • If out of floor cleaner, use dish-washing detergent.

Step 4

Dip the mop in the bucket and let it soak a good amount of the solution. Once soaked, wring all the excess water out of your mop.

Step 5

Start mopping from one corner of the area and once the mop looks dirty, dip the mop into the bucket, wring it and move on to the next area.

Tip: If you are dealing with polyurethaned hardwood floors, move the mop with the grain of the wood. When cleaning textured floors, on the other hand, move the mop in small eight circles.

Step 6

Once done, let the mopped area dry by opening up the windows.

Step 7

Put things back in the proper place.

Pretty easy, right? Of course, it is when you have the right cleaner, mop and bucket! What’s left to say is happy mopping folks! 🙂

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