Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mopping Your Floors

I am a self proclaimed germaphobic neat freak.  My house is far from perfect 100% of the time, but I try to stay on top of things.  Floors are something I'm a stickler about.  I LOVE clean floors!  If your floors are clean, your whole house just looks and feels better.  A few years ago we tore up all of our remaining carpet and put down Pergo (laminate) flooring.  I LOVE this because of my mud lovin' dogs.  It is so much easier to wipe up my floors vs. scrubbing carpets.

When we first had the flooring installed I bought a Swiffer Wet Jet.  Needless to say, I was dumb.  Dumb!  It was AWFUL!  I had streaks and a film on my floors.  After using it for a week I was just about nauseous because my floors looked so horrible.  It took me several "washes" with vinegar water to even start getting that nasty film off.  After I did, I vowed to never use that horrid device again.  Those cleaners are expensive, wasteful, and not environmentally friendly.

Then I found a microfiber mop very similar to THIS one and really liked it.  I would just fill a bucket with warm vinegar water, put the pad in, ring it out very well, and mop.  No streaks, no film, cheap.  Have I mentioned that my husband HATES the smell of vinegar when I'm cleaning.  He knows it will disappear, but he still hates it.  I used this method and this mop for the last few years.  My mop still works, but I wanted something different.

Once I discovered Shaklee my floors sang a song of praise! They have a two cleaning products I'm absolutely in LOVE with....Basic H2 and Basic G (germicide).  The Basic H2 is seriously the best cleaner I've ever used.  It is so versatile,  eco-friendly, cheap, and NON TOXIC!  I bought my 16 oz bottle of Basic H2 a year ago (before we joined Shaklee) and I still have 1/4 of it left.  Don't think it is because I don't use it.  I do!  Several times a week.  Two DROPS of it in 16 oz of water makes your streak free window cleaner!  So I use it for my all purpose cleaner, floor cleaner, and window cleaner.  It can also mixed up as a de-greaser, but I don't really have a use for it.  Talk about saving money!

I decided to upgrade my microfiber mop to a Rubbermaid Reveal mop and I love it!  It is so much sturdier than a Swiffer wet jet, requires no batteries, and I'm able to make my own inexpensive and eco-friendly floor cleaners!

How clean are your floors?  Are you using toxic chemicals?  I used to never care about what I cleaned with, but that has changed!  I now use Basic H2 on my floors twice a week and Basic G on them once a week.  They look wonderful and I am confident the products are safe for my family and pets.

 If you are interested in a FREE sample of Basic H2 please let me know. 


1 comment:

  1. I heard somewhere that Swifter Wet Jet is unsafe to use around kids and dogs... So glad you offer a safe alternative that just sounds SO MUCH BETTER!