With three young kids in an old home with all hardwood floors, I feel like I am constantly cleaning up the floor. We have dust bunnies, the occasional crumb, toddler messes,and a crawling baby who tries to eat any speck of mess that he finds. (yuck)
Here’s how I used to clean:
Sweep or vacuum multiple times daily. Feel like I’m on a game show and go as fast as I can so that kids don’t step in, or eat, my pile of dirt.
Then I chose one of the following two options:
1.) Put the baby down for a nap, then make everyone sit on the couch while I mop. Wait an hour or so for the floor to dry. After the floor is dry, have someone spill something.
2.) Try to find time to mop, but never get around to it. For weeks.
I’ve always wanted a steam mop, but thought I’d have similar issues. I would still have to sweep before hand, and the mopping would never get done.
But then I met this lovely little steam mop, and it was like angels singing:
My cleaning routine was completely changed and simplified, and now I actually get around to mopping my floors. Not only are they clean, they’re sanitized. For the first time ever, I wanted to hug a steam mop.
Here’s how I clean now:
Take out the Grab-it and Steam-it, plug it in, fill it up, turn on the turbo broom and steam mop. Sweep and mop at the same time. Sweep daily, sweep and mop twice weekly, or as needed.
What I Like About it:
The Grab-It and Steam-it is safe for hardwood floors and can easily take care of two jobs at the same time. It’s lightweight, stores easily, heats up quickly, and dries very quickly. I am cleaning with water only, so no chemicals, and it sanitizes the floor my kids crawl on. I love that I no longer have a pile of dirt to be eaten, instead it is collected in the bottom and emptied when I’m done. It’s so easy a husband can do it. ;)
My favorite spot to clean (I never thought I’d say that phrase) is in the dining room, or in this spot of our family room where we have a kids’ table and chairs. Want to see how quick and easy it is? Here ya go:
If you haven’t figured out what you want for Christmas, or still have someone on your list, the Grab-It and Steam-It would be the perfect gift!
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