After a week of rain, my kitchen floor was in need of being mopped. So, Saturday it was included on the chore list.
But, after I went over it once, it just didn't seem clean. I decided to try one of my favorite store brands that I posted about on Frugal Friday, Great Value Brand All Purpose Cleaner with Bleach.
If you look closely you will see that my kitchen floor has little grooves or texture like lines in it that dirt accumulates in. It builds up slowly over time and after a while, if you aren't careful, you will think the dirt is a part of the color of the floor.
So I tested the cleaner on one square of the floor. I sprayed a good amount of the cleaner on the square and let it sit for about 30 seconds.
I recently bought a new mop that has a stiff brush on the top. I just flipped the mop over and gave the square a little scrub.
Then I flipped the mop back over and mopped up the dirty water. I was so amazed that the floor had been so dirty without my even realizing it.
The motto of this post is: If you get down on your floor and look really closely you may be surprised at what you will find. Simply looking at it while standing 5 feet away won't tell you if the floor is truly clean.
The great thing about cleaning the floor with my new mop and cleaner is that it was so easy! It didn't even take that much exertion. In times past I have been known to get down on the floor and scrub every inch of it by hand. I don't think my knees would take too kindly that that punishment now!