Today we are going to talk about the tools that get our floors clean and shiny, and where to put them when they’re not in use. Tips: how to keep an Orderly Utility Closet
String or rag mops are often depicted in old-time movies
where the janitor is cleaning a linoleum floor in an office building or a navy seaman is cleaning the ship. Bucket at his side, he “swabs the deck” with steady, large back and forth motions. String mops do the job but can get yucky pretty fast and it takes lots of elbow-grease to use them.
More and more we are using vacuum cleaners as brooms. They are lightweight, easy to clean and made for hardwood and tile floors as well as carpet and upholstery. By far, the best vacuum I’ve ever owned is the Shark.
What are your favorite “tools of the trade”? How do you store them? What do you like, or not like, about the ones that you use?
I think we can all agree that, after the floor is clean and shiny, we stand back, admire our work saying “Yes! Now that’s much better! Gee, I’m really gonna miss this when I hire a maid!” 🙂
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