Last Friday, I decided to mop our kitchen floor, Bethany-style!
The floor was pretty dirty. I vacumed it and then told the children to get ready... because we were going to be mopping the floor "a special way" and they were going to help!
The results? Probably the funnest, cleanest mop-job I've ever done. :)
Here's how it goes:
Step 1: Vacuum the floor, so you don't have any loose crumbs, hair, etc.
Step 2: Spray your floor with the cleaner of your choice. I don't like to use commercial cleaners, so I pulled out my spray-bottle of straight vinegar and we used that. Whatever you decide to use, make sure it's not too toxic, unless you want to wear shoes while you mop! :)
Yehoshua even got to spray the floor, and he thought that was just wonderful. He got a little carried away and started spraying the cupboards, too. ;)
Step 3: Get an old rag or towel or two, and put them on the floor. Use the sprayer from your kitchen sink to spray them down. I used hot water and old towels.
Step 4: Using your bare feet, sail around the floor with one rag under each foot, mopping the entire floor. If children are helping, give them rags and roll up their pants so they don't get too wet!
Yehoshua had difficulty getting the wet towel to move across the floor. He had fun trying, though!
Eliyahu, on the other hand, was NOT having fun. The floor was too slippery for him, and after he fell down a couple times, I decided to just hold him. He cried and fussed the floor was finished! It was his first experience with a wet floor. :)
This was a fun way to clean the floor, and it got really really clean. :)
Be careful if if your floor gets slippery when wet, especially if you have little children helping you!!