To keep building good habits, we going to continue our Friday Floors routine this week.
Last week we deep cleaned our carpets.
Today we’re going to focus on hardwood floors. For the purpose of this post and our task for the day, “Hardwood” can mean real hardwood, engineered hardwood, laminant, plank, parquet, or bamboo flooring. Basically, hard surfaced floors that aren’t tile, linoleum or concrete.
Spring Clean Your Wood Floors
You may have vacuumed your hardwood floors the other day when you were vacuuming the carpet, but there’s a pretty good chance they’re dirty again.
- So. First things first. Give your hardwoods a good once over with a broom or a floor duster.
- As you’re going over the floor, pay attention to areas where food or debris have fallen and stuck to the floor. Surely that happens to more than just me! If you see something, gently rub a nylon pan scraper (or a credit/debit card in a pinch) along the floor so the dried gunk just pops up. It should be super simple!
- Then mop/dry mop with a product made for your specific flooring. If you’re extra motivated, feel free to get down on your hands and knees so you can really see the dirt.
- Finally, buff the floor with microfiber cloth by rubbing the cloth in a circular motion on your floor. Personally, I would never take the time to do this…but if you’re up for it, buff away!!
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #7.
- Clean your wood floors.
- Add this task to your personal cleaning calendar.
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