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Make house cleaning faster and easier with the tips and tricks in these videos.
You Will Need
- A broom, or a vacuum cleaner with a floor attachment
- A bucket of water
- Some wood cleaner or dishwashing liquid
- And a mop
Make sure your floor is sealed. If it's not, it's probably waxed and shouldn't be mopped. Check by rubbing a finger across it. If you don't leave a smudge, the floor is probably sealed.
Vacuum or sweep the floor free of dust and particles.
Consult the directions for your wood cleaning product and add the appropriate amount to the bucket of water.
Dampen the mop head in the bucket, then wring it out completely—the less water on your wood floor, the better.
Push and pull the mop back and forth across the floor in the direction of the wood grain.
Wring out & mop
Continue dampening the mop, wringing it out, and dragging it across the floor with the grain.
Change the water and cleaning solution whenever it gets too dirty to be effective.
When the entire floor has been mopped, refill the bucket with just water and mop the floor again in the same way to rinse off any soap residue.
Stay off floors
Stay off your floors until they've completely dried. Your Fairy Godmother would be so proud.