Monday, November 17, 2014

4 tips to clean your floors easily

My kids are still quite young - 3 and 5 years old - so they spend a LOT of time playing on the floor. 

So I like to make sure our floors are cleaned regularly - less dirt, dust and germs to worry about!

I don't think a house has to be perfect, but I do love the feeling you get when your house is tidy and your floors are clean - I'm less overwhelmed when I don't have a lot of clutter and dust around and my home is more of a haven when I stay on top of the cleaning.

With that in mind, today I'm sharing my 4 quick tips to clean your floors easily! 

If you'd like to know how I keep my floors clean each week, just click the video below to watch:

Here are my 4 tips for easy floor cleaning:

Tip #1: Get motivated. The easiest way for me to actually DO the cleaning is to set a timer and see if I can do it before the timer runs out! I'm very competitive by nature and racing the clock is the simplest way to get me motivated to do any housework!

Just make sure you add an extra 10 minutes to your timer to allow for...

Tip #2: Clear your floors. I like to move my coffee table, dining chairs and anything else on the floor rather than trying to clean around it, for 2 reasons:

a) Because I get a better clean (less dust sticking around the edges of furniture)

b) Because it’s so much easier than trying to manoeuvre my mop around everything - to get around the edges and into nooks & crannies. 

So allow 5 minutes before you clean and five minutes after you clean to move and replace light furniture and anything else on the floor, and the actual cleaning part will be much easier. 

You don't have to take everything out of the room - you can pop your dining chairs on the table if you like, push your coffee table into a corner of the room, and do a general pickup of toys etc in your washing basket or put away box.

Tip #3: Remove large dirt & dust particles before mopping. You can vacuum or sweep first, or you can use a multi purpose tool like this one from Enjo - I use the dust fibre to sweep and the matt fibre to mop. It's SO much better than lugging around a traditional mop and bucket!

This tool is handy because you don't need any chemical cleaning solutions, all you need is water! The fibres remove both dirt and bacteria and the last for up to 3 years. No more buying cleaners every month, no more residue left on your floors, no more worrying about allergies or skin sensitivity, plus ENJO has a great deal - receive a free limited edition green floor cleaner (valued at $99) when you buy and two floor fibres at

Tip #4: Make it a regular part of your cleaning routine. I do this so it never becomes TOO BIG a job! I have a simple system where I clean one or two rooms a day from top to bottom in 4 simple steps (including the floors). It’s much quicker for me to do it this way rather than go through and do all the floors throughout the whole house on one day! And when you use a lightweight cleaning tool like mine that's easy to get out and easy to put away again, it’s no big deal to get it out daily.

So those are my 4 tips to make cleaning your floors easy! What are YOUR tips & tricks? 

What do you use to clean your floors?

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Credits: Thanks to Enjo for partnering with me for this post!


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  3. Very simple ideas and tips to clean the floors. Thank you.

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