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The floors in our house are my big bug bear.
Like lots of London houses there’s no side or back entrance so everything … and I mean everything! … has to go through the house.
The kitchen in particular takes a real beating … bikes, muddy wellies and gardening tools are not a recipe for a clean floor.
It used to seem sooo much effort to clean it.
So I ignored it. And then ignored it a bit more.
And a bit more …
And I know they say, sticky floors = happy kids, but there are sticky floors and then there are sticky floors! And mine were sticky!!
Until I found 4 simple tricks that get your kitchen floor clean FAST!
AND without using loads of chemicals or expensive cleaning products.
1. Deep Clean with Vinegar
First off, give it a vaccuum.
And then mop with vinegar and hot water – you need about 1/2 a cup (120ml) to 1 gallon (3.75 litres) of water. I use this micro-fibre mop from e-Cloth which is beyond brilliant!
Most cleaners leave a residue behind which makes the floor harder to clean the next time. The vinegar gets rid of this residue so the floor is much easier to quick clean going forward.
2. Keep Clean with Micro Fibre Mop
Once you’ve got the floor clean with vinegar you don’t need it every time.
Just mop the floor with a damp micro-fibre mop … which takes seconds.
AND with nothing else on it, the floor really does shine! A miracle!!
Even mopped only once a week, the floor stays clean.
3. Brush Up Crumbs Staight After Meals
Oh I know this is hardly rocket science, but it DOES make a difference.
It only takes 20 seconds to sweep them up but if you don’t they will get trampled throughout the house and into carpets so that you have go through all the hassle of vaccuuming them up.
If 20 seconds quick sweeping can save me from the vaccum cleaner, it’s worth it!
4. Get a Killer Door Mat
Again, not rocket science, but a really good door mat in your kitchen helps.
I do hope these tips help … if … like me! … you’re a bit rubbish at housework and want more advice do check our other easy cleaning posts …